Green Circle Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Green Circle Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Washington Depot, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles 528 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

Steep Rock Preservation's Green Circle trail is a 3.0 mile out and back / loop trail shaped like a tear drop that is good for walking & hiking in Washington Depot, CT. Steep Rock Preservation's Green Circle trail (so called because the blaze is a green circle) is a 3.0 out and back / loop trail that generally follows the banks of the Shepaug River in Washington Depot, CT. The trail begins in a former rail bed, which follows the river for approximately 1.0 mile. The trail then becomes more strenuous and horses are no longer allowed. The trail loops back on itself and returns to its original starting point.

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2 months ago

Great hike. Some ice & snow but invigorating. 32 degrees. love this hike in all seasons. we've been hikeing here for 30 yrs. one of our favorate.

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6 months ago

Neat neat trail for families and kids a little of everything to keep them entertained. The old railway stone picked tunnel was AWESOME interesting definitely make sure you check that out suspension bridges are always fun and the summit cool too. I really liked the variety of this trail and trail system. Great smell the forest and meander type trail hike.

hiking
6 months ago

I loved this trail! It is very family/dog friendly. Pretty flat but also gradual incline on beds of pine needles! Beautiful. The summit was a bit more rocky and steep but a great view.

7 months ago

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8 months ago

Great trails for kids. mostly easy with an adventurous hiking section. great views and areas of interesr

8 months ago

Awesome hike, has a bit if everything, a Summit, suspension bridge, and tunnel! We loved it. Very beaten path lots of dogs even horses! Highly recommended

hiking
9 months ago

I had a great time with this trail. Lots to see, not too difficult but still got a good deal of exercise.

11 months ago

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1 year ago

Great hike, the green circle got a lil rough for the kids when the terrain got a bit tough but we managed. We thought out of the box and crossed the river to pick up the yellow circle/blue square trail to go to the tunnel which is amazing and a great landmark/photo op. (If you stay on the green circle you won't see the tunnel). Stayed on the yellow circle back to the parking lot it was much easier for the kids it's basically a dirt road. Will def be back!

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful easy hike, loved the tunnel and took our shoes off to cross through the river which was a lot of fun and a great way to cool off. Went on the weekend, parking lot was busy but found a parking spot. We saw baby bobcats on the way there!

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1 year ago

I just fell in love with this place! I did all of the yellow dot trail, walked the blue square trail to the tunnel and then took the orange square loop. It was a lot of walking but it was beautiful! I will definitely go back.

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2 years ago

Did the Green Circle Trail and the Pinney Loop, but completely missed the tunnel. I guess we'll just have to go back!