Pomperaug and Crest Trail Loop is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oxford, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.4 miElevation gain606 ftRoute typeLoop
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Kettletown State Park charges an entrance fee for out of state registered vehicles. Fees are $15 on weekends/holidays and $10 on weekdays.

Off Interstate 84: take Exit 15. Go south onto CT Route 67. Take a right at the first traffic light onto Kettletown Road. Continue for approximately 3 miles on Kettletown Road. Take a right onto Georges Hill Road. Park is located on the left approximately 0.6 miles.

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P Wolfe
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Not too much in terms of views, but did get some elevation gain.

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Deidre S.
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Moderate hike - some uphill parts and some downhill. Nice and clearly marked trails. Beautiful views of lake and path by river.

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Seth Maas
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Easy hike. Very nice by the river.

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Cynthia Waddock
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Stacey Gould
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The trail was clear, a little rocky, and a good climb. If your looking for a trail with hills this is for you.

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Curt Donofrio
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3.12.21 no microspikes needed today. a little slick in few spots due to mud but not to bad at all. I also did the brook trail today and no problems there also

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Maggie Paige
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Diana Musante
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Jennifer Port
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unlike the majority of area trails Right now, the condition of this trail was great. only needed spikes for the first mile then trail was clear of ice.

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David Verespy
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Snow covered and slick. Crampons or microspikes needed. Snow shoes would have helped. If it weren’t for the few tracks already there we would have lost the trail in some areas.

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Patrick Tutek
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Beautiful, snowy day; a little slippery.

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Jake Verespy
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Hiking this in the snow, while it was snowing. Relatively cold not too windy. Was very enjoyable, though I suggest you get some crampons for most portions of the the trail, or snowshoes. We park at the Jackson Cove parking lot and hike into the loop from there. It’s steep all the way to the junction, and since we go right it’s up the ridge too, making it basically up all the way. We saw a grand total of 2 people and 2 dogs the entire hike.

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Jeff Frantz
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Very nice trail. A bit more challenging in the snow. Took about 30% longer. A great work out.

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Claudia Siev
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Awesome trail. Good balance of up and down pathways. Really enjoyed it and will do again

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Dennis Nichols
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Christina Gallo
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Bridget Gattinoni
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Very clear and well marked. Usually we walk is backwards so we don’t hit the steep incline in the beginning and get to see the views early on

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Tatiana Becker
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Well marked trails, peaceful place

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K Simmeth
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Nice morning hike! Not long but some ups and downs and nice vantage points. Well marked, well traveled trails, saw about 15 hikers out as well. Would do it again.

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Don Hunt
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Jake Verespy
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Great hike, totally different environment than the west side of the lake. Sun hits this side of the lake so good for a sunny day. Shorter than we usually do, but fantastic for an afternoon. Decent amount of rocks and ups and downs and 2-3 good vantage points along the way. Not busy, saw 7 people, lot of dogs. We hiked this on a Friday in the afternoon, cloud cover and 36 degrees out, fairly windy.

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Nicholas Cassidy
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Randy Raines
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M Lawlor
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Nicholas Stone
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Joe Garofalo
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Trails were clearly marked & there were some nice climbs & desends.

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Lindsay Broderick
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Beautiful brook, nice views

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K Blakes
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lisa didsbury
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