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The Iron Trail discussed here is located in the Great Mountain Forest in Canaan, Connecticut.  It runs from north to south up the eastern side of Canaan Mountain.  The trailhead is located on Canaan Mountain Road south of the Steep Road intersection.  Roadside parking is available.  There is a map kiosk near the parking area.  I have found no maps of this trail online.  I have provided one below made with a GPS.  This is a great trail to hike if you like to see varied terrain with abundant vegetation composed of conifers, deciduous trees, lichens, mosses and more.  There are several viewpoints of the surrounding hills and farms.  There is a clear view of the South Taconic Range from the high point (and endpoint) of the trail.  If you continue further south and a little downhill  on the rocky herd trail, you will see the Catskills on a clear day.  Overall, it is a relative easy hike, which should only take a couple of hours to complete round-trip.  It is a more than a worthwhile trip since it encompasses a lot of the best of what the Taconic Range has to offer in a somewhat condensed form.

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