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Mattabesett Trail: Brainard Hill Road to Foot Hills Road

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Millers Pond State Park

Mattabesett Trail: Brainard Hill Road to Foot Hills Road is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Higganum, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 616 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Running Forest Views Wildlife
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This section of trail is located in-between two road sections of the Mattabasett Trail (mile 13.5 to 15.6). There is no parking on the Foot Hills Rd (west end). However, you will find room for 2 cars on Brainard Hill Rd where the trail starts. The trail head is across from Brush Mill Tr. on Brainard Hill Rd. You will immediately cross an abandoned dam that once served a brush mill (this is an assumption based on the name of the private road directly across from the trail). The trail follows smooth rock ledges which are easy to hike and provide a great view to the east about 1 mile into the hike. There are a couple of short step sections but most of the trail is moderate.

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Anthony Hong
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Richard Comshaw
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Great hike. Lots of mountain laurel. Probably awesome in the summer

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Ramona Haflin
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A very pleasant hike on practically virgin snow. Got to admire deer tracks and some type of wolf or dog tracks as well. Wonderful winter hike.

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Thomas Pullman
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Not a bad hike, over all it's easy with a few steep areas.Good for any level.

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Wydell Wallace
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John Vickers
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Anthony Hong
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John Vickers
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L Brod
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Carina Hatheway Halloran
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John Vickers
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Jess Elizabeth
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John Pike
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Robert Cox
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John Pike
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John Vickers
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Tom Higgins
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Genevieve Adams
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John Vickers
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Randy Randerson
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Rob Rocke
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Mark Lynch
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John Vickers
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John Vickers
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Grace Rae
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John Vickers
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Gregory Baer
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Peter Greenbacker
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Stuart Kesler
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Dmitry Golomidov
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