CCC Trail Loop

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CCC Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Ashford, Connecticut that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

hiking
7 months ago

So I enjoyed this trail, but it was very different then what is shown on the map or what I have read in other reviews. You start at the same location, just off of the CT 198, go across the bridge that is blocked off to vehicles, walk up the road a tiny bit, and the trail is on your right hand side, following the Natchaug River south. At the beginning of the trail, strapped to a tree, is a container labelled MAPS, and there are printed copies of the map inside. The trail on the map follows the Natchaug River just farther south than what is shown on this CCC Trail Loop hike, connects to a branch, (0.3 mile section marked on map coming from a road that you cross), off of the Natchaug Trail, you finish that, then head north on the Natchaug Trail, cross another road, just like it is marked on the map, but when you reach the Kingsbury Rd there is a section that continues east towards the lake, and that is where the Natchaug Trail continues north. You follow it, travel down a section of the Kingsbury Rd, take a left turn heading northwest along the Natchaug Trail still, passing Nathaniel Lyon Memorial State Park, and then about 0.9 Miles down you have the choice to take a left hand turn, which connects you to a southern routed trail via a switchback. This trail parallels the Natchaug River for about 1.4 miles, and eventually makes it all the way back south to where you started near the bridge in the first place. Since this is the Map given at the beginning of the trail my husband and I decided to follow it. It is about 6.1 miles, one big loop, and very beautiful with the warm spring weather. Lots of creeks and rivers, plus you can see several beaver dams as you hike next to the lake. We brought our 7 month old baby along as well and only bumped into one other hiker.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 26, 2010

The main access point for this park is off Route 198 North in Chaplin,CT. Once you get in, the road splits in two. The trail on the left will take you alongside the Natchaug River. Picnic tables are provided. The road used to lead back out to Route 198, but DEP has since blocked access. The road on the right brings you to a small parking area. The bridge that once lead to the other half of the state forest has been blocked to motor traffic, but is still open to cyclists, hikers, people looking to enjoy a walk. This path (road) is paved. Once across, the paved road is steep until you get to the top, then it smooths out.

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