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Devil's Den Preserve Trail is a 7.7 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, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 7.7 mi Elevation gain 774 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Rocky Snow Closed No dogs
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Getting There

NOTE: It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. During the fall, the park may be closed occasionally for managed deer hunting. Please reference the page here for dates: https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/lucius-pond-ordwaydevils-den-preserve The link above also has a map of the park with junction numbers noted and a full list of visitor rules. This route is a combination of several trails including Troop 7, Aspetuck, Godfrey, Dayton, Bedford, Den, Ambler, and Saugatuck Trails. The Devil's Den Nature Preserve closes at sunset, so please beware that you will be asked to leave if you are there as the sun goes down. The preserve does not allow pets.

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Marcus Mommen
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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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Hiking

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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HikingRocky

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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HikingRocky

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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Hiking

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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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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Brian Parker
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Beautiful day 9/1. Only 2 cars when I arrived at 9:30 am. Big hike for me, had a blast. There are a couple downed trees, but you climb or walk around. I would go back again. When I left at 12 there were more than 15 cars parked.

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John Dalton
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Hiking

Good if you live in Fairfield County and don’t feel like driving too far to get into the woods for exercise...some broken glass at the only lookout spot, though.

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Jason Abrams
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Great and local. As another commenter said, lots of bugs in Spring/early Summer. Almost none in fall. Nice lake. Some rocks for kids to scramble up. Great vibe as other hikers share the road, parking lot, and trails.

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Brad Murphy
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Very pretty, but make *sure* you bring your bug spray!

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