Locally Controlled. Community Owned.
Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (CJCF) was created in 2013 through the work of many, many hands. 840 acres in Easton, with the participation of Franconia, Landaff, and Sugar Hill is owned and managed by ACT.
Trail Info & Maps:
The blue loop is 3 miles round trip begining at the Trumpet Round Road parking area . The first section of the trail is steep and goes straight up, then slowly levels out and the elevation gain evens out as you near the summit. Several great overlooks await you if you hike this beautiful trail!
If you're looking for a less steep way to get up to see the overlooks, consider the yellow to blue loop. At a moderate 2.3 miles, the now serpentined yellow trail cuts through the center of the blue loop and affords a slightly less challenging hike up to the overlooks on the blue loop. Take this route from the kiosk up to the junction with the blue loop then to The Ledges to take in the view.
The newly added red trail (referenced as Cole Hill Summit on the map below) is a great connector to the blue and yellow trails via Cole Hill. This new trail makes for a new way to add some miles in the CFCJ. Total mileage for the red Cole Hill connector trail is approximately .75 miles making a blue ascent to the connector and yellow descent an approximate total of 3.25 miles.
Detailed descriptions of the trails can be found on the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (CJCF) page on the Trail Finder website (trailfinder.info/trails/trail/cooley-jericho-community-forest).