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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.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 357 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Snowshoeing

Walking

Running

Lake

Partially paved

River

Views

Wildlife

Bugs

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Facilities
Getting There

Parking Available

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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Recordings (111)
Completed (245)
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!

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.

Bill Cousineau
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Hiking

Nice place. Great for strollers and people with mobility issues

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 !

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!

Anthony Palumbo
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Nice Hike

Norm C.
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there are better trails around the reservoirs than this mostly gravel loop trail. explore the side trails.

Raymond Neal
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Hiking

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

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 :-(

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.

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

Arline B.
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Nice walk, good for all levels. Great place to socialize your dogs.

Selina Welborn
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Hiking

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

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

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

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

Brianna Love
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Running

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

Victor Nieves (Trikki Trikki)
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Very relaxing walk!

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

Nicholas Exias
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Walking

Great Water Views

Steph D.
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My favorite for an easy, pretty walk (can't really call this hiking)- busy in the summer

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

Larry Alan Smith
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Hiking

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

Jeffrey Cameron
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Definitely want to get back there. Nice open walking, nice water views and can use it for a quick trip or long with the multiple trail options

Victor Acevedo
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Great walk at this beautiful reservoir!!! Very busy...if you like populated trails. People are always friendly. Amazing water views here! Easy paved trail.

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