Mount Misery Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Mount Misery Loop is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Voluntown, Connecticut that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
869 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

This is a nice long loop with several points of interest! It begins at the old CCC campsite. Hike along the Nehantic/Pachaug Trail up to Mt. Misery and enjoy some nice views. Along this hike you will pass through various woodlands, fields, an abandoned farm house, old dams, and some mini waterfalls. This hike covers portions of the Pachaug, Nehantic, Quinebeag, and Philips Pond Trails. If hiking counter-clockwise, Philips Pond Picnic Area makes a great spot to stop for lunch. Certain portions of this hike are especially wet and muddy in early Spring (especially Quinebeag Trail and portions of the Nehantic Trail east of Stone Hill). The Mt. Misery section can be done as a small loop from the parking lot and would be good to do with young kids.

hiking
2 months ago

To explore this trail or anything in Pachaug Forest, the Connecticut Walk Book or Connecticut Forest & Park interactive maps are great planning resources. https://www.ctwoodlands.org/blue-blazed-hiking-trails/blue-blazed-hiking-trails-interactive-map. And at the Pachaug Forest HQ off Rte 49, there is a map board with a supply of free trail maps for the north and south sections of the forest.

hiking
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hiking
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