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Mile of Ledges and Tory Den Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Terryville, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 587 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Cave

Forest

Lake

Views

Waterfall

Blowdown

Rocky

No dogs

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Getting There

This is a rather difficult loop situated in Burlington, CT off of Greer Road and on the Brower Property. This trail offers some steep inclines with the occasional climb as you walk along the ledges and stop by the tory den. This loop is on part of the Tunxis Mainline Trail and the Yellow Dot trail. This loop that can be accessed off of Greer road features walks along Burlington's water eroded ledges and climbs through multiple crevices and up steep inclines. Although some parts are rather challenging, it proves a worthy accomplishment and is definitely a path that you'd want to return back to and hike again. You pass the most treacherous part of the Tunxis Trail, The Mile of Ledges, and then split off at a T-Intersection over to the Tory den on the Yellow Dot trail. The end of the loop is walking along Greer road back to your car at the end, but this short segment is definitely worth walking to experience the rest that the loop has to offer.

There is a small parking lot at the trailhead.

Coming from the center of Burlington, travel down Milford Street (Route 69) until you take a right on to Scoville Road. Once you reach the end of Scoville road, take the only left on to West Chippens Hill. Continue on that road until you take a right on to Greer road, and continue down that until you see a parking lot on the side of the road near a pond and a Burlington Land Trust board. Park here, and the trail starts right in front of you.

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Abby Ruth Terreri
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HikingRockyScramble

We completed this hike in early August 2020 (right after the big hurricane). With that in mind, there were at least 4-5 very large trees across the trail. My kids and I were able to safely figure out how to cross/go around them, but just FYI. That said... this trail was tougher than I anticipated, but a ton of fun! I completed it with my 6&7 year olds. Parts were difficult for them, but fun! I would definitely recommend checking this one out! Also, I clocked it at 5.5 miles.

Vinod Abbugar
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HikingBugsRocky

Good trail for a nice workout. I took the blue trail for a solo hike and found no company. Hiked 3 miles back and forth didnt find a single person it was eerie silence and looked haunted at some points. Be prepared to encounter bugs and small rocks to climb on the way to Tory den. Not recommended for solo novice hikers. Be well equipped with water and snacks, it gets tiresome.

Sir Vickles
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grownRocky

Good trail for a workout, but it isn’t for casual walking. Some areas, around the ledges, are poorly marked. Overall, it’s fun to accomplish.

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Ashley Palmer
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HikingBugsRocky

Great Hike! Lots of fun areas climbing rocks and ledges. This is our 2nd time doing it. We love this trail. From Greer Rd it's 3.3 mile loop you come out on the road and finish on the road. There is another area to park but we have always come here. Bring bug spray and poles if you have them it makes the hike easier. Definitely don't miss this one.

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Karyn D
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HikingRocky

Great shady hike, great climbing points as well!

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Magdalen Eberle
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HikingBugs

Amazing hike! It was very enjoyable and a great level of challenge. 1 thing tho... BRING BUG SPRAY! Very important a lot of bugs but it was still a really fun hike!

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Brianna Jenkins
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HikingBugs

Nice change from strictly footpaths, beautiful, clean trail - but the most unenjoyable hike I’ve done all year because of the RELENTLESS bugs. 3 kinds of bug spray (a natural product, an OFF product, and a deep woods type 75% DEET that I try not to use) and a swisher made from an extra 18” length of my horse’s tail could not keep the cloud of 5-10 bugs from circling my head for 4.8 of 5 miles between 7 and 10 AM.

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Jorge Fernandez
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HikingBugsScramble

Excellent - one of the best in our state. Counter-clockwise means you get the scrambles and ledges early, and they are glorious. Difficult by CT standards. Add some canyon-y and cave spaces and you have on the most unique hikes in our state.

Ryan Colandrea
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Shawna Simas
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RockyScramble

Really fun hike! Hiked it with a 5 and 8 year old and they loved it! The road portion wasn't the greatest but it's not that long and it's in a nice residential area. Lots of great rock scrambles! Tory's Den was really neat. Kids liked climbing through that. Trail has a really pretty pond filled with lily pads. Definitely recommend!!

Brian Benjamin
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Was not impressed by this trail. Read the reviews and there was more hype than the trail had to offer. If you exercise most days this trail is a good work out at best. There r sections where you have to climb, but but nothing too outstanding esp if uve climbed actual mountains. My 6month 55lb pitbull could have done this trail w me as long as I gave him a boost in the 2-3x steep sections. I'm certain Bigger dogs such as German Shepard and huskies would be able to complete this trail.

Nick Wentz
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HikingBugsRocky

Take this trail counterclockwise to get the difficult portion over with on the way out. I started off on the blue yellow, which was full of large boulders to climb over and rocky ledges to hop between. After you pass the pond, you will take a left onto a paved road, walk for about 10 minutes, and take another left to start back through the forest. Excellent hike. Be prepared to backtrack if you lose sight of the trail markers and be sure to track your location on your phone.

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Jennie He
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Sarah Schwarm
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HikingRockyScramble

Not dog friendly Nicely marked in most places.

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kyle Mendes
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Hiking

nice all around hike, had a fair share of rock climbing and nice rock formations. a high moderate hike

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Sean Casini
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Hiking

Kick ass trail. Mosquitos aplenty. Some serious climbing. Not for the faint at heart.

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Tamara L
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Hiking

Really cool rock formations and mile of ledges kept the hike interesting. At some points it was like a treasure hunt to find markers but not bad - only had one short back-track. Will go again the opposite way for fun.

Yoram Lirtzman
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HikingRockyScramble

Great hike. Definitely go counter-clockwise following the yellow-blue trailer marker out and then blue on the way back. If you do that the hardest technical part will be first and then the second half of the hike will be much easier. The first part has lots of climbing and reminds me of Lemon Squeeze at Mohonk in NY. At the end of the Yellow blue portion of the trail you come out to a road. Walk left until it dead ends and then you can pick up the trail again. Probably a good 10 minute walk on the road.

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