Bigelow Hollow Pond, Mashapaug Lake, Breakneck Pond Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Bigelow Hollow Pond, Mashapaug Lake, Breakneck Pond Trail is a 11.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Stafford Springs, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

sea kayaking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

A sprawling state forest & park area that currently covers over 9000 acres and is located in Union,CT off of Route 171. The park is excellent for walking, hiking, mountain biking, etc.. There are over 25 miles of hiking trails the lakes and ponds. Hikers are reminded that there are only 2 loop trails to the west of the park road. Trails to the east of the park road DO NOT loop. Trails and roads run together in certain areas. Trail maps are located throughout the park.

3 days ago

My favorite place to go with my girlfriend to just get away and relax.

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17 days ago

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19 days ago

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

It was a beautiful place, very quiet, huge and plenty of trails to choose from. I suggest taking a trail map with you, we chose the orange and blue trail which was nice but there were forks in the path that were not marked so it got a little confusing. Very buggy so bring bug spray, the nature aspect was awesome, feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, plan on paying to get into the state park, $9 for CT residents.

3 months ago

Quiet and beautiful

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3 months ago

4 months ago

Amazing swimming holes and I always can find a private spot

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4 months ago

4 months ago

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5 months ago

Went in early winter, beautiful! The rocks on the trail can get a bit slippery. Definitely coming back in the warmer months.

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5 months ago

6 months ago

a beautiful day with my dog :) a little muddy and a little bit of water to cross . I'm glad some of it was frozen

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Great hike, but very buggy. Highly recommend bug spray and full coverage clothing.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Saturday, April 02, 2016

Beautiful, easy loop on
edge of the water, with the option of a more difficult trail.

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Saturday, March 05, 2016

It was a great hike, everything was well marked and I would do it again.