Trout Brook Valley Preserve

MODERATE 57 reviews

Trout Brook Valley Preserve is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Easton, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

A crown jewel, Trout Brook Valley was snatched from the jaws of developers by concerted citizen action and will now be preserved forever as open space. A largely pristine space, the Valley has over 20 miles of trails, ranging from easy to difficult A crown jewel, Trout Brook Valley was snatched from the jaws of developers by concerted citizen action and will now be preserved forever as open space. A largely pristine space, the Valley has over 20 miles of trails, ranging from easy to difficult. The trails take the hiker past dramatic displays of New England nature at its best, scenic overlooks, and lush Apple and Blueberry orchards. In general, the trails slope upward, sometimes sharply, from the Weston entrance to the Easton entrance off Route 58. Some trails are designed for equestrian use. Several trails are linked to the extensive trail systems in the adjoining Jump Hill and Crow Hill Preserves which combined equal 1,009 acres. Also nearby is the Saugatuck Valley Trail on Aquarian Water Company land. Hikers can enjoy a beautiful vista of the Saugatuck Reservoir from the Purple Popp Mountain Trail in the Weston Portion of Trout Brook Valley. The Reservoir was created in 1945, when the river was dammed just north of Devils Glen. What can't be seen is the small village of Valley Forge that now lies 100 feet or so beneath the surface of the Reservoir which was flooded by Bridgeport Hydraulic Company.

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Nice trails. Very quiet. Wish they were all off leash!

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My favorite place in the area

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3 months ago

Rocky, varied terrain with well marked trails. Good moderate wooded trail. Hiked the red to white.

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