Devil's Den Preserve Trail [CLOSED] is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Weston, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

Length7.8 miElevation gain777 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsRunningForestLakeViewsWildflowersRockyClosedNo dogs
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COVID-19 CLOSURE: As of February 2021, this preserve is closed due to COVID-19. For more information, please visit: https://www.nature.org/en-us/newsroom/devils-den-social-distancing-closure/

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Anthony Brezac
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Closed

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J matthew Mannix
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Closed

As of January 9,2021, it’s still closed

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Jack Tom
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I wish they would relocate the parking lot...

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Andrew Johnson
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Devils Den is closed as of posting this Jan 1 2021. Closed since September. The Nature Conservancy cites several reasons, but none seem credible or un-fixable. Really too bad they can’t manage this property. Other area nature preserves seem to handle parking and COVID successfully. Hopefully NC can get it fixed. Check for updates here. https://www.nature.org/en-us/newsroom/devils-den-social-distancing-closure/

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Marcus Mommen
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Hiking

A great trail, the only thing I would change is when you get to the pond take a left and go up a bit, there’s a beautiful clearing with a great view!

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Matthew King
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Scott Elliott
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Stunning hike with a picturesque pond, well marked trails and the odd bench to relax and enjoy the views. Perfect place for a quick hike with the family. However, be warned that the people that live in the houses near the parking lot are terrible, terrible people. They yell and grump at you for the automotive equivalent of tip toeing by their houses. I get it, they don’t like you driving by their houses, but they chose to live near a park and need to deal with it. Watch out.

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Kathy Nalbert
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Took this tail around March 15 the parking lot was so full cars were parked 2-3 blocks away on the street. Lucky I remember I had this app and realized the I could see right on the map where we were. The trail has poor signage we were LOST. We pinpointed our spot on the map and was able to cut the hike by a fewer miles!

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Doc Heady
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The park has been marked closed.

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Cathy Carmichael
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I would recommend this trail. It is pretty well marked in most places. The app kept saying I was off route in places I was not. The trail is rocky in places and some of the walkways need repair.

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Mabel Burns
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Nice trail, make sure you download a map and snap a pic to your phone. Not much to see, otherwise a nice place to get some exercise in the woods.

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Scott Tavegia
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What a great hike, many different trails to take. Cool homestead history on the hike. Well maintained and marked. We saw 3 wild turkeys

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Eddie Sebastian
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Hiking

Very nice trails, to get some cardio going, without feeling like you’re going chuck your breakfast all over the fauna. Will make this a come back again trail.

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Elizabeth Willett
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Jessica Bien-Aime
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Anshuman Mishra
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Paul Dickinson
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Hiking

Great 8.5 miler! The view from the The Great Ledge is worth the hike.

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Ted Lin
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Jason Fisher
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It's a nice place to hike with a few scenic spots and overlooks. Trails were mostly well maintained and marked but lots of intersections and poor signage cane make it a bit tricky to find your way

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Beth M
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Hiking

Pretty preserve but I'll never do this one again. I've never been in a place that has no rhyme or reason to the layout or trail markings. The map at the trailhead is an absolutely joke and no paper maps were available. Had I not downloaded the map off AllTrails, I have no idea how we would have found our way back to the car. Trails everywhere with the same color for different named trails, makes absolutely no sense at all. We clocked this at 9.4 miles because 1.2 of those miles were spent going OFF trail and trying to find our way back. If you're going to do this trail you better make sure you're well prepared. I look at other recordings and it seems MANY hikers have the same issue here. And to the few people who brought dogs - SHAME ON YOU - it's marked EVERYWHERE that no dogs are allowed.

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Jonathan Velasquez
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Great hike, with a few challenging spots

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Clara Gonzalez
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beautiful park ..... but missing signage and maps for visitors and precautions in schedules. my husband and I got lost and another 4 people more ... ... the forest guards looked for us in the night there was good collaboration from the police, bonberos, ambulance thanks!

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Bill Kelchner
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Really pretty, not too well marked in places but besides that a great day...

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Jason Linn
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Great hike , it started out pretty easy but we found some really neat challenges on the higher elevations

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