Lovers leap state park is located in the town of new milford litchfield county connecticut. Lovers leap loop is a 58 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near twin bridges california that features a river and is rated as moderate.
Heading northeast from the parking lot the trail utilizes the 1895 berlin iron bridge one of five remaining in connecticut to cross the housatonic river.
Lovers leap hiking trail. According to the legend sautee was captured and thrown from the top of lovers leap. Hiking the lovers leap trail in custer state park. Its popular so we arrived early to avoid crowds.
Visitors can enjoy hiking to scenic and historic locations with hiking trails scenic vistas and historic ruins. You start to feel the pull almost immediately once stepping onto the trail and it doesnt stop until you make it almost to the top as you hike under thick pine most of the way. Nacoochee distraught from the loss jumped to her own death.
High falls is 140 feet in height. Trails through the park will lead the walker through centuries of land use history. This is a great loop trail.
Its a loop so you can go either way but we went counterclockwise starting on the appalachian trail along french broad river. Since the famous appalachian trail at goes through the tiny town of hot springs you can hike from the center of downtown for a very scenic 2 mile loopfind free public parking for hikers along andrews avenue turn right. The silvermine trailhead is across the french broad river bridge from downtown hot springs.
Lovers leap is a scenic 16 mile loop hike easily accessed from hot springs. The trail is primarily used for hiking walking and nature trips. Lovers leap loop trail is a 18 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near hot springs north carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate.
You will start with a bit of a strenuous hike up the side of the hill. Lovers leap gets its name from the cherokee legend of two young lovers a brave named sautee and a beautiful maiden named nacoochee from two feuding tribes. From there you can choose which fork of the loop to take weve enjoyed the trail both directions.
Lovers leap is a rock outcropping on the appalachian trail in hot springs that offers a spectacular panoramic view of the french broad river and pisgah national forest. From here tradition has it that the. The main overlook located at a rock outcrop just beyond this trails intersection with the appalachian trail affords panoramic views.
There are some nice river wide cascades on the river. Across the bridge the lovers leap trail heads southeast 1200 feet to the rock formation that gives the park its name. T hough short hiking up lovers leap trail is one tough climb.
The view from the top of lovers leap is sweeping. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Climbs steeply from the silvermine trailhead parking area to the appalachian trail near the top of lovers leap ridge.
The trail is primarily used for hiking nature trips and bird watching and is best used from march until november. The trail then heads steeply up the.