Peoples State Forest Loop

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Peoples State Forest Loop is a 7 mile loop trail located near Barkhamsted, Connecticut and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and off road driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1338 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

off road driving

walking

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6 days ago

I hiled thus loop with AMC this week and really enjoyed it. The soft pine needle covered trails were much nicer than anything I could find near my home town of Southington. Check out my video recap on my LightWalker Channel.

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2 months ago

love this park ! A beautiful forests and great trails.

3 months ago

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5 months ago

Great views from the blue blazed Robert Ross and blue/yellow blazed Jesse Gerard trails.

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

place is amazing so many trails that intertwine so many ways to change your hike and some vefy challing my favirite is elliot bronson trail not even mentioned on all trails but make sure to follow a map if your new it can get confusing

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7 months ago

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Friday, March 18, 2016

went here for the first time and man!!! what a delightful hike!! beautiful views from the top of the lighthouse trail and it definitely starts off a little moderate up a waterfall and from there it's smooth sailing... we did a 5.5 mile loop which was a combination of a few different trails but this is by far one of my favorite trails in Ct! Highly recommend!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

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Monday, December 14, 2015

I thought this was a great CT hike. You can choose to make it as lengthy as you want, good incline at times to get your heart rate up, not extremely difficult but a good day outside, and some good views along the trail where there are some clearings. I don't think there is a true "summit."
Parked in the Ullmann Grove Area, took the blue Robert Ross Trail all the way up to the blue-yellow Jessie Gerard Trail. This trail has some great lookouts. Stayed on the blue-yellow trail to take the Charles Pack Trail back to the car. These are the only spots where it might get a little confusing just because it crosses with the snowmobile road so you have to get on the road for a little to meet up with the hiking trail, but everything is well marked.
Meant to take the blue-orange trail back to the car but didn't check the map at the intersection and thought it was a blue-red trail. Ended up walking on King Road and taking the blue Robert Ross Trail back to the car. Total 6.3miles in about three hours, enough to enjoy being outside and build up an appetite.

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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nice hike, incline at times, can be a little confusing to follow markers. Didn't make it to a real summit bc we got tired and couldn't seem to find a good sightseeing spot so that was a bummer. I would try it again!

Sunday, October 04, 2015