Upper Paugussett Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Upper Paugussett Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newtown, CT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.6 miles 1190 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

22 days ago

A pleasant hike & not to difficult

1 month ago

great hike but a little slippery from all the leaves. have hiked this trail both directions for 35 yrs. 1/2 way through we take the old horse & buggy road between 2 stone walls.

hiking
1 month ago

well marked, lots of up and downs to make it a great workout and the scenery is nice too

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

great trail!

trail running
2 months ago

This is a really great trail for running. There are usually very few people and the trail can be fairly challenging at times. There are plenty of hills, some tricky footing on hillsides, and plenty of branches/downed trees to dodge. Well worth the trip.

hiking
6 months ago

Great riverside views. Trails with different level of difficulty. There's a relatively wide gravel road trail as well as Lillinonah Trail (blue markers) that's consistently up and down and on the more difficult side.
Just as a side note, the road to the Echo Valley Rd parking lot is a dirt road that's very bumpy.

hiking
7 months ago

Great!! I get over here s couple of times s week, mostly hiking anti-clockwise but it's worth hiking in the reverse direction also. The rating here is Easy but I'd push it a little higher, especially the first two miles as there are a couple of sharpish 3-400 foot ascents where the rough terrain needs care. Brisk hiking gets me around the loop in anywhere from 80-100 minutes.

walking
1 year ago

We had a great time. Wife and 3 kids in tow.

mountain biking
1 year ago

mountain biking
2 years ago

Great trails to go and just get lost in! Lots of fast track twisty turns and tricky maneuvering but all in all a great ride!. Lots of places to just hang by the water if your hiking or fishing. Some of the trails need some TLC but I recommend this trail. There is a little bit of fire trails to ride but once u make ur way to the bike trials it's a blast!!!