Trout Brook Valley Preserve

MODERATE 10 reviews

Trout Brook Valley Preserve is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Easton, CT that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles 791 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

A crown jewel, Trout Brook Valley was snatched from the jaws of developers by concerted citizen action and will now be preserved forever as open space. A largely pristine space, the Valley has over 20 miles of trails, ranging from easy to difficult A crown jewel, Trout Brook Valley was snatched from the jaws of developers by concerted citizen action and will now be preserved forever as open space. A largely pristine space, the Valley has over 20 miles of trails, ranging from easy to difficult. The trails take the hiker past dramatic displays of New England nature at its best, scenic overlooks, and lush Apple and Blueberry orchards. In general, the trails slope upward, sometimes sharply, from the Weston entrance to the Easton entrance off Route 58. Some trails are designed for equestrian use. Several trails are linked to the extensive trail systems in the adjoining Jump Hill and Crow Hill Preserves which combined equal 1,009 acres. Also nearby is the Saugatuck Valley Trail on Aquarian Water Company land.(http://www.aquarion.com/pdfs/SaugatuckValleyTrail.pdf). Hunting in Trout Brook Valley is permitted in limited areas in season by permit only. Maps available at all preserve parking area. Historical Note: Hikers can enjoy a beautiful vista of the Saugatuck Reservoir from the Purple Popp Mountain trail (at #29 on map) in the Weston Portion of Trout Brook Valley. The Reservoir was created in 1945, when the river was dammed just north of Devils Glen. What can't be seen is the small village of Valley Forge that now lies 100 feet or so beneath the surface of the Reservoir which was flooded by Bridgeport Hydraulic Company and chronicled in the book, Village of the Dammed, by James Lomuscio. This is a great book about the local history of this lost village.

15 days ago

Excellent trail, rather steep in 1st quarter. One concern, most of the area is open to bow hunting of deer and shotgun hunting of Turkey's. It's hard to let your mind drift and relax when your looking out for hunter. I think this app needs to let you know up front so you can avoid the trail during hunting season.

18 days ago

Amazing hike, fall colors and crunching through the leaves. New England at its Fall finest. Last mile a challenge for our tired 9 year olds. Many thanks for the Violet Trail as the home stretch.

1 month ago

Great and fun

hiking
2 months ago

Great nature outing. Walked the blue trail. Next time, Planning on hiking the red trail

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

The red trail and then the purple trail to Popp Mountain is a good trail to get considerable elevation with moderate difficulty and get a good view. Maps are available at the Bradley Road entrance.

6 months ago

Nice variety of trails. We hike this with the kids. In the past I mountain biked here and it's a great quick midweek workout. The trails are rocky and moss covered with lots of roots for a technical challenge. Other areas are wide open.

hiking
9 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

From a trail running standpoint, this is a defined and clearly marked trail for the most part. There are a few rocky sections that will slow your pace a little, but overall it's clean running course with minimal elevation gains.