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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
Peoples State Forest Loop is a 7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Barkhamsted, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#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. ThShow 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
Falls Cutoff, Jessie Girard, Charles Pack, Bowen Loop Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Riverton, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderatShow more
#4 - Elliot Bronson Trail
Peoples State Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
Elliot Bronson Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Barkhamsted, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily Show more
#5 - Agnes Bowen and Robert Ross Loop
Peoples State Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Agnes Bowen and Robert Ross Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Riverton, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more