Lone Pine Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked trail located near Guilford, CT that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
An alternate connection between mile 4.3 and mile 9.7 of the Mattabesett Trail. It travels through the Braemore, Meyerhuber and James Preserves in Guilford, CT. It can also be combined with the Mattabesett Trail for a loup of 9.5 miles. Start at the 4.3 junction of the Mattabesett Trail, follow the blue with orange dot blazes west. The trail goes down a wood road, through a swampy area, then turns left up the ridge into the Braemore Preserve. There are a number of side trails. The trail descends to Rt. 77. The trail follows Rt. 77 for 200 yards south, then enters the woods going west. The trail winds through several farm areas and roads. The trail starts to climb following Hemlock Brook entering James Valley Preserve. The trail gradually ascends to the high point of Totoket Mt, passes a stone wall that marks the boundary of Durham and Guilford and rejoined the Mattabesett Trail at mile 9.7
No trailhead or parking at these GPS coordinates! About 1/4 mile south on Rte. 77 there's a sign reading "Lone Pine Trail," but again no parking. Bummer
We just did the section west of CT 77 and looped back along the Mattabasset Trail. The trail passes along a stream at one point as was a stable. Parts of it don't take you far from the dirt farm road. Nothing else particularly notable. We enjoyed the dusting of snow from the night before.