Pomperaug and Crest Trail Loop

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Pomperaug and Crest Trail Loop is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Oxford, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
790 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

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.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Awesome trail with good variety. Very buggy at times, but peaceful if you hike alone. Bring a book and enjoy the nature!

1 month ago

Beautiful trail that never gets boring! Great views of the Housatonic River.

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7 months ago

well marked lots of variety.

hiking
7 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

This is one of my favorite spots to trail run. From looking at the maps and/or reviews, I can never tell exactly where people have been. That being said, the park is nice and quiet, clean, and maintained. The only problem I have run into is IRRESPONSIBLE dog owners. For some reason dog owners (and I am one) feel that it is ok to ignore the 'dogs leashed at all times' signs and let their dogs run wild, and even out of their sight line. Since I have been bitten 3x (NOT at KSP) I now carry mace.

With that rant out of the way--I typically park down towards the lake and run up towards the entrance, and then turn right towards the campground. I always head up the Pomperaug Trail and head back on the Blue/White trail, or the reverse. The trail is great with a variety of terrain. At times, it can get pretty challenging. If you want some extra mileage you can split off on the Pomperaug Trail and then back into KSP.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016