Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail

MODERATE 119 reviews

Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Berlin, CT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.5 miles 1077 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

hiking

ice climbing

mountain biking

rock climbing

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

There are many no parking signs where the trail begins, so just park on a nearby street.

hiking
13 minutes ago

Nice and quiet... barely any people, so you have the place to yourself. We only saw one other person there on our 2.5 hour hike! The only things were: the trail is not marked that well, so it is easy to get lost. Second, it is very wooded, which means you have to be careful for ticks. We found 2 ticks on us on our way home, so keep that in mind. Otherwise, it was overall a good experience.

hiking
6 hours ago

Fun & challenging but recent falling leaves made it really slippery at some points. Blue/Red & solid Blue trails were great trails. Nice views and even a little rock climbing!

15 days ago

27 days ago

Not easy, but awesome!

1 month ago

This is my favorite place to go in the area. Many options for trails. Can make it a fairly quick hike or be wandering for hours. Great scenery and it's so big you hardly see people. Have seen deer and other animals so be mindful of that if you bring along your dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery. I highly recommend this trail! Stay on blue/red

1 month ago

This is the perfect Sunday morning hike. Some scrambling, decent climbs, and nice views. Well marked trails.

1 month ago

Long hike, make sure you pay attention to the markers cause there are multiple trails.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked clockwise from the parking area and had no trouble following the trail or finding blazes. . We turned around at the midway connector trail back to the parking lot (not blazed) so did not do the upper half. If appears as if the lower half was gps'ed but the upper half was simply drawn in as a :"route", so it may not be as accurate. Very rocky. Wear thick soled boots. GPS signals sometimes need time to find satellites and may "jump" when they are located. Very little bug action.

hiking
2 months ago

I was lost for 2.5 hours. The trails were very poorly marked and confusing as hell. I would recommend bringing a decent amount of water, protein, and a compass. I tried following the trail with this app and I still managed to get lost. My GPS signal kept jumping around.

2 months ago

Beautiful Views & great hike. Although the trail continues if you dont turn around and we kept going. the trail isnt marked very well and can get easily lost.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail with even a little rock climbing, nice views. Some of the trails were very rocky, can be tough on the feet for you or your dog, wear good shoes. Used bug spray and wore sunglasses, kept the gnats away except for buzzing in the ears. Seemed very buggy. Was able to follow the blue/red trails but in a few areas they weren't well marked, had to back track a couple of times.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Was a nice quick hike with a beautiful view. We went up and watched the sunset over the water. The trail was marked well. There is a trail that cuts through the middle of the loop that isn't marked but it's worn enough to see the trail the whole way down even in the dark.

3 months ago

Beautiful, but so incredibly buggy that it really wasn't all that fun

3 months ago

Poorly marked trails. I thought I was lost until I used the apps map and seen I was on the right track. It's harder than I expected I was hoping to see a pond or some kind of water but I did not! You literal have to climb some rocks so make sure you wear some good shoes. I will be going again but in attempt to find the pond that I originally went for.

3 months ago

Best views were on the blue-red trail overlooking the reservoir. Some nice views on the Metacomet right after it intersects the blue-red trail.

3 months ago

This trail was good. There were some very beautiful sections, but mostly monotone woods that went on for miles. it's nice for a workout. There were a lot of knats around in my experience. A nice hike, but nothing special.