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CT NET Section 13 (Mattabesett Trail)

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Giuffrida Park

CT NET Section 13 (Mattabesett Trail) is a 13.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Middletown, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 13.6 mi Elevation gain 2,080 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Backpacking Hiking Running Forest Wildlife
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Enjoy one of the most scenic traprock ridge walks in Connecticut. This portion of the NET features Lamentation Mountain, Meriden’s Giuffrida Park with a beautiful walk along the shore of Crescent Lake, challenging climbs up the rocky Chauncey Peak with tremendous views and a rambling walk through Wilcox Park. Other shorter trail loops can be enjoyed in Giuffrida Park as well.

You must enter this section from Footit Drive in Middletown, CT which has plenty of parking spaces available. The trail ends slightly before Spruce Brook road so you would not be able to access it from that end.

You must enter this section from Footit Drive in Middletown, CT which has plenty of parking spaces available. The trail ends slightly before Spruce Brook road so you would not be able to access it from that end.

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Jeff Ortl
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Tyler Davis
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Tyler Davis
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Kay Bernhard
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great hike, sometimes hard to follow. keep your eyes open for trail marks. did the whole CT13, which I would not recommend to do again, because 2nd half is mainly on streets. turn around as indicated in the description, there's short cuts, if you're getting tired on your way back.

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Laura Bustamante
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Great trail! We only did a part but will be back. Nice incline and beautiful trail.

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David Pilkey
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Tyler Davis
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Mac L
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Aaron Bandzes
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Aaron Bandzes
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Sebastien Aknouche
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sonia Rodriguez
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Wayne Stanley
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Nicole Wade
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Melissa Tangney
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Sean Miller
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Sean Miller
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