Upper Paugussett Trail

MODERATE 64 reviews
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Upper Paugussett Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newtown, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,000 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

hiking
11 days ago

Good hike lotsa trees down from 5/18 storm. Had to leave trail (or lost it) for about 500 yards but got it back. Had a nice afternoon

hiking
19 days ago

very nice trail. its long. walked in the summer. must be nicer in the spring where you can see the view better. we still have to go around fallen down trees from the storm.

hiking
23 days ago

I want to go back. Beware the Lillinonah Trail is closed because of storm damage.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Not a terribly difficult trail, but quite scenic.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

A scenic winding trail around the peninsula that juts out into the Housatonic part of Lake Lillinonah and Pond Brook. Perfect for dogs and beginners too.

hiking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Well my fellow hikers... I just got here and am ready to hike so I'll only do half the stars since I can't say how the hike went so.. as for now 3 out of 5 once done I'll come back and let y'all know what my take on this trail is

Sunday, November 13, 2016

A pleasant hike & not to difficult

Saturday, November 05, 2016

great hike but a little slippery from all the leaves. have hiked this trail both directions for 35 yrs. 1/2 way through we take the old horse & buggy road between 2 stone walls.

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

well marked, lots of up and downs to make it a great workout and the scenery is nice too

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

great trail!

trail running
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

This is a really great trail for running. There are usually very few people and the trail can be fairly challenging at times. There are plenty of hills, some tricky footing on hillsides, and plenty of branches/downed trees to dodge. Well worth the trip.

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Great riverside views. Trails with different level of difficulty. There's a relatively wide gravel road trail as well as Lillinonah Trail (blue markers) that's consistently up and down and on the more difficult side.
Just as a side note, the road to the Echo Valley Rd parking lot is a dirt road that's very bumpy.

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Great!! I get over here s couple of times s week, mostly hiking anti-clockwise but it's worth hiking in the reverse direction also. The rating here is Easy but I'd push it a little higher, especially the first two miles as there are a couple of sharpish 3-400 foot ascents where the rough terrain needs care. Brisk hiking gets me around the loop in anywhere from 80-100 minutes.

walking
Sunday, November 29, 2015

We had a great time. Wife and 3 kids in tow.

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Great trails to go and just get lost in! Lots of fast track twisty turns and tricky maneuvering but all in all a great ride!. Lots of places to just hang by the water if your hiking or fishing. Some of the trails need some TLC but I recommend this trail. There is a little bit of fire trails to ride but once u make ur way to the bike trials it's a blast!!!

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