Nehantic and Laurel Loop Trails

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Nehantic and Laurel Loop Trails is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Voluntown, Connecticut and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
479 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

5 months ago

Sunday, March 27, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ok, some notes on directions for those who are trying to work off the Great Swamp Press Pachaug map. First, don't look for a Westerly Road off 165. It's Route 49, and the turnoff onto that is marked as Pendleton Hill Road. Second, don't look for a fish road. Look to your left just after you see the sign for Hodge Pond Road. You'll see an arrow for "Green Falls Pond.

I incorporated this with a trip to the Green Falls Pond, for a more substantial hike. Because I misjudged as to when the mountain laurel would be out, I was pretty disappointed. I saw a very few shrubs that were even budding yet. Without that mountain laurel, there really wasn't anything extra special about this particular trail, The trail itself was also very boggy and muddy today, not to mention BUGGY. Do not attempt without bug spray. Also, it appears that Hurricane Irene left quite a mess.