Housatonic Railway Trail: Monroe

EASY 28 reviews
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Housatonic Railway Trail: Monroe is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Monroe, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

paved

rails trails

snow

no dogs

mountain biking
2 months ago

A great road for biking with little kids and nice views. The lake at the end has a magnificent view to take some rest and enjoy the playground. Bikes are not allowed in the loop around the lake

2 months ago

Great Forest views

3 months ago

Great trail

walking
5 months ago

Great walk! Actually got 4 miles in by looping around the lake.

6 months ago

Very easy, flat trail. Enjoyable for an easy and pretty walk.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great easy walk, safe parking, clean amenities

Sunday, June 19, 2016

I've biked walked and run dozens of mikes on this compact dirt old rail system. If you tack on the Indian ledge rail trail it's a solid 17 miles round trip.

hiking
Saturday, November 07, 2015

Very nice trail but really more of a Greenway, mostly level and well taken care of.

hiking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Flat, well maintained rails-to-trails main trail. Good for easy, peaceful stroll, run or bike that ends at beautiful Great Hollow Lake Park. Loop trail (no dogs or bikes allowed on this section) around lake is also great. Halfway through the lake loop trail is an option to take a half mile trail that connects the Great Hollow Lake section of the park to the town's large Wolf Park; no dogs or bikes allowed on this section and no dogs allowed in parks.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 03, 2014

Lots of fun for the whole family! Mostly flat with scenic paths partially paved and dirt. End to end 22mi

mountain biking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beginner biking and casual ride. Trail reconnects with another Park a half mile into Trumbull and offers a end to end round trip of 22mi.

hiking
4 months ago

recorded Dolcies 1st time

hiking
5 months ago

recorded Monroe Rail Trail

hiking
5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Saturday, January 02, 2016

trail running
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

walking
Sunday, August 02, 2015

road biking
Thursday, June 26, 2014

recorded

walking
Thursday, June 26, 2014