Steep Rock Association

Protect What You Love

Steep Rock is a nationally accredited, non-profit land trust serving Washington, CT and the greater Litchfield Hills community.

Land & Water

Protecting 5,800 acres of forest, fields, farms, meadows, and waterways that's home to 33 rare or endangered species.

Food & Community

Helping to feed 200 families in need each week with organic vegetables grown at Judea Garden.


Stewarding 46 miles of scenic nature trails through breathtaking landscapes in Washington.

Programs & Events

For all ages

Trails & Preserves

Discover hidden gems

Legacy Society

Challenge Grant


Jeremy Kline

Have hiked hundreds of miles in Connecticut…and the Steep Rock system boasts some of the finest trails that can be found. Best views. Best sites. Best design and maintenance. Bravo to these top-notch locations!” 


Thank you for all that you do to help and enhance the quality of life in our community…We all benefit from every preserve. 


A gorgeous place for a hike. It is pet friendly, has beautifully mapped trails and is built to have little to no impact on the environment  

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Steep Rock Bridge Closure

The Town of Washington is replacing Tunnel Road Bridge over the Shepaug River at Steep Rock Preserve. The bridge will be closed until further notice. There will be no parking or access to Steep Rock Preserve at River Road/Lower Church Hill. The only access to Steep Rock Preserve will be on Spring Hill Rd. off Route 199/Roxbury Rd. Horse trailer access is prohibited and SR1 and SR2 campsites are closed for 2023. We apologize for the inconvenience and welcome you to visit our other preserves open to the public.


Matching Gifts

 Did you know many companies match donations made by employees, employees’ spouses, and retirees, allowing employees to DOUBLE their generosity and impact? 

Contact your employer today to see if they will match your gift.


 If you are 70½ years of age or older, you can take advantage of a popular gift option called a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) also known as a IRA charitable rollover.  QCDs offer simple ways to benefit Steep Rock and receive tax benefits in return.

To learn more, visit here.

Stock or Wire

If you’d like to give a gift via wire or stock, please reach out to for our account information.


You can donate through your donor advised fund in just three clocks on our website
When granting through your donor-advised fund, please use the following information:

Our legal name: Steep Rock Association, Inc.
Tax ID: #06-6069060
Mailing address: PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Check Donations

Please make checks payable to Steep Rock Association. Our mailing address is:

Steep Rock Association
PO Box 279
Washington Depot, CT 06794