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Best trails in Meshomasic State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Meshomasic State Forest, Connecticut? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Meshomasic State Forest ranging from 3.3 to 10.4 miles and from 321 to 898 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Letterboxing, Hunting Services: Parking, Public Shooting Range, 8 miles of gravel forest roads seasonally open to the public

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#1 - Great Hill Mountain Loop
Meshomasic State Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Great Hill Mountain Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cobalt, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#2 - Blackledge River, Red Blazes, and Blackledge Falls Loop
Meshomasic State Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Note: As of March 2019, the trail has been rerouted to avoid crossing private property near the 'power lines' outside of Meshomasic State Forest. Please stay on the drawn route to avoid crossing into Show more
#3 - Shenipsit Trail Blue Blazes
Meshomasic State Forest
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 7 m
There is room to park one or two cars on Gadpouch Road in Cobalt. The trailhead is clearly marked, and the blazes were good for most of the hike.  There's a steep climb to start, then the going is mucShow more
#4 - North Mess Trail
Meshomasic State Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Hiked from parking area off Route 2 to Hill Rd. Temp in the low 40s with light wind.Show more
#5 - Del Reeves Loop
Meshomasic State Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Del Reeves Loop is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking aShow more
#6 - Meshomasic Forest Trail
Meshomasic State Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Meshomasic Forest Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#7 - Meshomasic Beacon Loop
Meshomasic State Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
Meshomasic Beacon Loop is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Glastonbury, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#8 - Red Blazes, Blue Blazes, and Blackledge Falls Loop
Meshomasic State Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
Red Blazes, Blue Blazes, and Blackledge Falls Loop is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hebron, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily uShow more
#9 - Great Hill Small Loop
Meshomasic State Forest
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 41 m
Great Hill Small Loop is a 1.2 mile loop trail located near East Hampton, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walShow more