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Naugatuck Trail from Beacon Road is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bethany, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.7 mi Elevation gain 1,610 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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The distance listed here is the total round-trip length. This hike could also be done as a point-to-point. The map shown here includes a spur trail over to Beacon Cap on the Beacon Cap Trail.

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Jason Pimpinelli
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Matt Hew
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This trail was pretty straight forward had I just stayed on blue from start to finish but that’s not what I did. When I got to the Route 8 side of the hike I decided to take some of the side trails back for some variation. The trails I took were primarily rutted up atv trails which weren’t the worst to hike on but the lack of blazes entertained some confusion as they crossed through private property and in some cases the trail just disappeared, hence my repeated pauses to find the trail or make sure the direction was correct. I ended up bushwhacking back to blue and finished my hike. Good trail to cruise on.

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Julie MacNeil
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good medium intensity well maintained trail

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Danielle Koch
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Very clear and well marked, great terrain even in February. And not even that muddy! River runs along basically half of it. Caves and rock formations throughout. Rocky and/or steep footing in some places, overall great time.

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Robert Carr
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Keith T
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Christopher Schuster
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Colin Neves-Loureiro
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Dexter Crossplane
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Steve Reyher
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Eric Zeiser
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Rachael DePalma
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Jill Fitzpatrick
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Robert Carr
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Jason Bini
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Alison Stephens
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Tim Davenport
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Douglas T.
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Rogue Hiker
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Zach King-Smith
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Adam Lippman
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