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Ragged Mountain Blue and Red Blazed Loop

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Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve

Ragged Mountain Blue and Red Blazed Loop is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near New Britain, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.5 mi Elevation gain 816 ft Route type Loop
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This rugged loop features expansive vistas with breathtaking views of the Wassel Reservoir. There are plenty of rocks to sit on and take in the views. Come during the fall to see the leaves changing colors along this popular hiking trail, or come in the winter for snowshoeing. This popular New England hike features lots of steep uphills and partial rock climbing over boulders at some points. This loop is full of awesome rock formations, pretty vernal pools, epic cliff views, and a cool waterfall. What sets Ragged Mountain apart from its neighboring traprock cliffs is its solitude. Central and Southern CT is full of great parks, hiking trails and awesome overlooks, but this one seems quieter, despite the fact that the trailhead is in a suburban neighborhood.

There are many no parking signs where the trail begins, so just park on a nearby street.

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Tony Pouliot
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Priyanka Arora
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The trail was fun and views are amazing. I would rate it moderate

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Justin R
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Melinda Malloy
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This trail was FUN and gorgeous. Great fall day.

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Jayna Velez-Molina
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Amazing trail! Got lost on the way back as it was getting dark but other than that, it was beautiful.

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C Guerrera
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Vidya Sundhar
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Awesome trail!!! Had loads and loads of fun!!!

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Ginger Glovna
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Nice late afternoon hike. Great trail. Peaceful.

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Seungwook Seok
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Alanah Douaihi
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Bri S
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Went a few months ago— good hike with great views from the cliffs, but I agree with many of the other comments... the trails are poorly marked. I ended up lost/off the trail on my way back down the mountain and had to retrace my steps back on track.

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Mike Giles
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Poorly marked, but it just made for more of an adventure. Give yourself plenty of extra time to potentially get lost and pack some snacks and water. The views are worth it!

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Duncan Ferguson
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Zack Manganello
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Suzanne Hernandez
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Tanya Pabe
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Overall it was good but hard to find the marking but if you stay course you will find way eventually. It’s beautiful at the summits to overlook,

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Alma Franco
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Did blue red, blue,blue orange. With help I found my way . I did this after work so my phone was not charged all the way and it died , thank you to all who helped me with directions today

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Mike Cordero
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Dudley LaPorte
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Definitely not 5 miles! More like 7.5 from parking area following blue and red trail to completion. Still a great hike. For beginners. Also if you’re feeling brave complete the white only trail at the end of the loop if going clockwise. Tight vertical descend between a slit in the Boulder

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Aggie Wang
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Kari Vecchitto
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It was a beautiful hike counter clockwise. Next time I will try clockwise. My best time yet!

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Kevin Palma
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This trail was amazing! There are many off trails that you can take to make the hike longer.

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Tricia Drews
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Awesome hike! Some areas are poorly marked and the leaves can throw you off from the trail

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Jacqueline Martinez
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Amazing hike, definitely left my stress behind here.. it’s a must do hike

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Holley Ohar
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Casey Shaw
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Mike Cordero
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Matthew Carey
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Michelle Moon
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The trail was pretty well maintained. We went counter clockwise and the first half was pretty poorly marked, so make sure to check the map pretty frequently. But other than that, the hike and views were great.

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