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Best trails in Peoples State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Peoples State Forest, Connecticut? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, forest 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 5 moderate trails in Peoples State Forest ranging from 2.9 to 7 miles and from 439 to 1,108 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Peoples State Forest Loop
Peoples State Forest
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
#2 - Jessie Gerard Trail
Peoples State Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
The starts at East River Road near the old Indian Settlement known as Barkhamsted Lighthouse. The right trail fork goes through the lighthouse site and continues northerly to the Chaugham Lookouts. The left trail fork climbs more directly to the overlooks by 299 stone steps. The views from this area are some of the best in the state. Continuing north, the trail passes between the Veeder Boulders to the picnic area on Greenwoods Road. Distance - 1.3 miles.Show more
#3 - Falls Cutoff, Jessie Girard, Charles Pack, Bowen Loop Trail
Peoples State Forest
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
#4 - Elliot Bronson Trail
Peoples State Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
#5 - Agnes Bowen and Robert Ross Loop
Peoples State Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m