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Best trails in Naugatuck State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Naugatuck State Forest, Connecticut? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 12 moderate trails in Naugatuck State Forest ranging from 1.4 to 9.7 miles and from 154 to 889 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Tobys Rock Mountain Loop
Naugatuck State Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Great hike, follow the stream through the valley, into the forest to several great spots with clear views. Well marked fairly clean. Show more
#2 - Quinnipiac Trail to Roaring Brook Falls
Naugatuck State Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
A nice chilly walk on the Quinnipiac trail over to roaring Brook Falls.Show more
#3 - Quinnipiac Trail Loop
Naugatuck State Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Quinnipiac Trail Loop is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cheshire, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#4 - Spruce Brook Loop
Naugatuck State Forest
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 38 m
Spruce Brook Loop is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Beacon Falls, Connecticut that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#5 - Beacon Cap via Whittemore, Naugatuck, and Beacon Cap Trails
Naugatuck State Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
For parking, start at the Whittemore Trailhead or Bethany Veterans Memorial Park and cross the road. To go clockwise, follow the blue-white blazed Whittemore Trail until it intersects with the smallerShow more
#6 - Naugatuck Reservoirs 2, 3, and 4 Loop
Naugatuck State Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
These trails are also used for snowmobiling. Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.Show more
#7 - Quillinan White Loop via Purple Trail
Naugatuck State Forest
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Here are instructions if you wish to follow this route as shown on this map: From the Parking area on Rimmon Road, proceed onto the PURPLE Trail (purple rectangle). In about 1 mile, shortly after the Show more
#8 - Naugatuck Reservoir 2 Loop
Naugatuck State Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 48 m
Naugatuck Reservoir 2 Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oxford, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#9 - Mount Sanford Loop
Naugatuck State Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Mount Sanford Loop is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cheshire, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#10 - Quinnipiac White, Red and Blue Trail
Naugatuck State Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Quinnipiac White, Red and Blue Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bethany, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is pShow more
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