Race Brook, Pine, and Wepawaug Trail

EASY 129 reviews

Race Brook, Pine, and Wepawaug Trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Orange, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 134 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

views

bird watching
11 days ago

A delightful walk in the woods. Families with young children, many with dogs (on leashes), all enjoying themselves. Thanks to those who made the effort to clear the trail following the tornado.

Leisure walk through the woods

mountain biking
1 month ago

Mountain biking trails have such a great variety here. Roll ins, downhill sections, rock gardens, wooden bridges, rock wall jumps and windy XC trails. Respect the trails please. Yield to the hikers and walkers. New signs are posted to make sure mountain bikers are respecting trails. Do your part to keep it as you left it. No riding when wet please!

hiking
2 months ago

Clean decent walk through the woods. Not much elevation. Good isolation. Mostly for dog walking.

hiking
2 months ago

Dog-friendly and flat trail. Parts of it were overgrown like previously stated. My Fitbit said it was 3.5 miles so not sure which is the right distance :) Lots of space for parking.

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

Nice little trail, a little overgrown in some areas if you stick to Race Brook. The primary trail is very well maintained though.

hiking
bugs
over grown
4 months ago

hiking
bugs
over grown
5 months ago

Definitely more “easy” than “moderate.” About two slight inclines, but flat all the way. Potentially not bad for runners with good ankles. Pretty, though.

hiking
7 months ago

So many people with unleashed dogs.

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

This trail system has rebounded nicely since the storms of Summer 2018. The main trail loop is clear and it has many mountain bike intersections with tight turns and fun rock walls. There are a few jumps over the walls and a recent build has a hip and two drop-ins for FMB fans. The trail that starts from the left side of the nature trail has 1 jump and many fun windy MTB features up on the ridge before dropping in and crossing a new wooden bridge. Features are maintained and updated frequently. Mileage is short on trail apps but easily can be linked with cut through and circuits to make 5-6 miles of fun trail challenges! Check out by Route 15 for some older MTB features that are being rebuilt. Come on out and help these trails rebound more! Enjoy!!! Super dog friendly area and MTB riders are polite and respectful of hikers.

hiking
8 months ago

Trail was a exactly what I was looking for, pretty easy to walk around with a few hills to get you out of breath. Trail was in good condition with lots of blazes to keep you on track. One could get by with sneakers on this dirt/rock trail but I always prefer/recommend hiking shoes. I enjoyed this loop so I decided to go around again and ventured onto some of the smaller connecting trails.

hiking
8 months ago

Great easy wander through well marked trails. Small but enough variety to keep you moving through different terrain. Very nice pine forest hike. Hiked in March on a weekend, not crowded at all. Place almost to myself, friendly dogs and other hikers.

hiking
muddy
snow
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Moderately trafficked trail so it stays pretty maintained. Very dog friendly, but if your dog gets aggressive with others keep it on a leash. Even though all dogs are supposed to be leashed. Dog droppings lurk everywhere so watch your step (my reasoning for 4 stars). Good for bikes, but only from April-November. Word of caution. On the red trail on the far side of the power lines there’s a stand of white pine. In there is a dead standing pine tree about 80ft tall. It’s leaning over the trail and has been for at least a year. I’ve called the Orange town hall multiple times but they have done nothing.

hiking
11 months ago

did a quick lunch time hike today great trail well marked

hiking
Sun Sep 30 2018

We made full loop around. It was pretty easy trail. Sewn a lot of mushrooms of all different colors and shapes. Good and peaceful walk at the late afternoon to burn out kids and a energy.

hiking
Sun Sep 02 2018

Very easy and well maintained and marked

Thu Jul 19 2018

Mon Jul 16 2018

easy nice trail

hiking
Sun Jul 15 2018

Very pretty trail through the forest. Great for all levels of fitness.

Sun Jul 15 2018

Great loop for a trail run! Go twice for a 5 miler!

Sun Jul 08 2018

Very nice loop

hiking
Mon Jun 04 2018

hiking
Tue May 15 2018

Nice loop, about 3 miles, can be completed in under an hour. Minimal incline. Great for all ages and fitness levels. Seems to be very well maintained. It is a good trail to fit into a busy schedule if you live nearby. This in the kind of trail I like when I want to get away from everything and not have to think about anything. I can leave my phone at home. I go out, come back, and I already know about what time it will be without having to look at the time constantly. If you’re in the area, check it out but, it’s nothing to drive a long way for as there are probably similar places closer to you.

hiking
17 days ago

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