Arrived back at the car soaking wet, but feeling good. Hiked 5.5 miles RT and about 10.2 total for the day between two stops.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
After hiking Berlin Mountain from the east earlier in the day, I decided to hike up Mattison Hollow from the west in the afternoon. The Mattison Hollow Trail provides access to the Taconic Crest Trail several miles south of Berlin Mountain. To find it, take Route 22 to the small hamlet of Cherry Plain(not the State Park). The hamlet is located just south of Berlin Junior/ Senior High School on Old Route 22. Once on this road look for Mattison Hollow Road, which heads east. Stay on this road until you arrive at a bridge crossing over Kronk Brook. Park on the left just before the bridge, where there is room for 1-2 cars. The trail begins on the opposite side of the road and is clearly marked.
Just upstream of the main falls, the trail crosses directly over Kronk Brook. This spot was easily rock hopped.
As the trail begins to get a bit steeper, the cascades on the brook become more regular.