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Section 4: Somerset Reservoir to Kelley Stand Road

The Moon Brook Bridge, along the CT to the east of Somerset Reservoir, is damaged and not safe to cross.  When the reservoir in this area is frozen, a short detour downstream of the bridge is crossable. Please be cautious as you navigate your way across this drainage. 

This is an un-groomed wilderness section offering beautiful views of Somerset Reservoir and Grout Pond. The Trail briefly shares a snowmobile trail at the south end and at the north end.

8.4 miles

The terrain is easy but this is a very remote section with access points only at the south and north ends. At times, winds coming across the frozen reservoir can create challenging snowdrifts. Ninety percent of this section is ungroomed.

Catamount Trail Section 4 – Map & Elevation Profile (.pdf ~909k)
Catamount Trail Section 4 – Written Description (.pdf ~97k)
Shuttle Directions Section 4


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Trail Conditions & Updates – #CTsection4

With 300 miles of trail to keep track of it can be hard to know exactly what to expect on a specific section of trail, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try. Using Twitter we are hoping to help skiers out on the trail communicate their experience to skiers at home using specific hashtags for trail updates. The format is #CTsection(#). When planning an adventure you can view current updates by visiting the specific section page on the Catamount Trail website, or by searching twitter for the appropriate section you hope to ski. Below are updates for Catamount Trail Section 4… #CTsection4.