Red, Northwest Road, and Dyke Pond Road Loop

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West Hartford, Connecticut

Red, Northwest Road, and Dyke Pond Road Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Hartford, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.2 miElevation gain357 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingSnowshoeingWalkingrunningLakePartially pavedRiverViewsWildlifeBugs
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Getting There

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Directions to: West Hartford Water Treatment Facility 1420 Farmington Avenue, Route 4, West Hartford, CT 06107 From the North and South: Take I-91 South or North to I-84 West and follow the directions below. From the East and West: Take I-84 to Exit 39 (Route 4). At the end of the ramp take a right at the light onto Route 4 East. At the sixth light (a distance of 2 miles) take a left into the Facility.

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Sebastien Aknouche
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Hiking

It is not a trail but mostly paved roads in a park shared with runners and cyclists. Tried to escape this and took trails to the ridge on the west side. Surrounded by houses, electrical lines and no real views. So many better hiking spots in CT, this one is a suburb park.

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jason kelly
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Hiking

busy today, challenged in some spots, great hike

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Amber Duffus
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HikingGreat!

The trail itself was beautiful, and there’s plenty of different trails you can take to explore and walk around some more. I got there around 8 on a Sunday and there was almost no one there. By the time I left, around 10, the parking lot was packed with little to no spots available with more people coming in. If you can get there early it’s well worth it

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Marcos Cotto
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Lynn Sheeran
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Hiking

So. Many. Trails. Beautiful views of reservoirs. Very well maintained. Can do flat or hills, dirt, rocks, or paved. Great place to hike.

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Amy Eveland
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Walking

I selected this trail for a walk, ran part because it is paved. I will be back to explore more of the trails that lead off the main trail. family friendly for those looking for a day out with family, areas to sit and enjoy the water views!

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John Prete
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Hiking

Very good.. nice paved majority of the way. More of a walk then a hike.. worth it

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David Zaugg
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Very nice paved trail. Can get crowded. Enjoyed the scenery around the Reservoir.

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Bill Cousineau
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Hiking

Nice place. Great for strollers and people with mobility issues

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Nicole Rags
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Hiking

Great paved path to walk or bike. The only drawn back is if you walk the path backwards it’s hard to gain your bearings as to which way you should go if you want to stay on the red path. Of course ended up near water towers by taking a wrong turn but increased my milage by 1 mile. Word to the wise stay on the path that has bike path on it and you’ll be fine. Great scenery and plenty of doggies !

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Ana Naranjo
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Running

great trail to run. I would say is not easy, it has it ups and downs. Beautiful.

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Ana Naranjo
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Running

Great for running, but too many small trails and you do not know where to go.

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David Ascenza
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Liza Rogers
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Hiking

I hiked this with my boyfriend. We bundled up and really enjoyed this trail! There were a lot of cute dogs on the trail too!

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Anthony Palumbo
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Nice Hike

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Raymond Neal
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Hiking

great place. moderate traffic. definitely worth checking out and for making frequent trips there.

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Cherie Sachiel
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Mountain biking

The place is really nice and scenic, but forget mountain biking...all the trails say no bicycles...you can only bike on the paved road going to the back parking lot. I don't get it. I WALKED some of the trail with my bike, and I see no reason why no bikes. ?? If someone knows why, please comment. It's no different than a Rails-to-Trails ride, just a small bit rougher. Otherwise, will be back to walk, not bike :-(

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Jean Schlauch
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love coming here. nice paved paths, picnic areas, places to stop and let dog take a quick dip. great for steelers and bikes. everyone always friendly.

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Rob Hatz
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Good walk not hike really following the trail there is less pavement which is nice.

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Selina Welborn
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Hiking

This is one of my favorite walks/runs locally. Always peaceful, easy going very fellow walkers.

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Jill Sackett
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Super scenic, paved and Unpaved options. Deer, woodpeckers.

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Jimmy Gonzalez
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Very easy walk. Truly a beautiful path especially around the fall season.

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Charles Warden
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Easy good to walk with out of shape group.

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Brianna Love
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Running

Go here at least 3-4 times a week, very well maintained and beautiful.

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Victor Nieves (Trikki Trikki)
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Very relaxing walk!

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Alyssa Paniati
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Fishing

You are deff not allowed to fish here. This is an mdc protected reservoir, but a great please for an easy walk

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Nicholas Exias
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Walking

Great Water Views

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Dorota Everheart
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Great for walking,hiking and biking. Dog love it 2.

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Larry Alan Smith
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Hiking

Busy, but there are a number of trail options, and the area is beautifully maintained.

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