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West Woods Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Guilford, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 200 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Forest Lake Views Wildlife
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N. C.
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G Gonz
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boring and buggy

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Abby Ruth Terreri
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We really enjoyed this hike. It was not too humid out today though, so I imagine it would be buggy when muggy out. It was the perfect amount of up and down for my 5&6 year olds.

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Cole Simons
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HikingOff trailRocky

My friend and I got a beautiful day and had a great time walking the loop. Be cautious while looking at the lake, as we did find a hawk and were getting close close to her nest. The trail could also use a touch up on its markers in spots. Otherwise, it’s a fun trail, very interesting history, and a great escape!

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Candy Hwang
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Annie Bogush
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Amanda James
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Lots of up/downs for trail running and the trails are pretty narrow (saw a lot of bike tracks). Some wet/muddy areas, but easy to navigate around.

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Annie Bogush
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Ericka Melton
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Beautiful trail, found ourselves off trail loop but All Trails map guided us back. GREAT hike, highly recommend .

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Lorraine Esposito
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HikingMuddy

Love this gorgeous place!! It’s usually quite busy so we come when it’s rainy (like today) or cold. We had the place to ourselves. I noted that it was muddy, but it was expected.

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Lorraine Esposito
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This trail is usually heavily traveled. But today, with 25° weather, we had the place to ourselves! It was beautiful, simply beautiful.

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Mike Mazzucco
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Lorraine Esposito
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HikingMuddy

Great trail - lots of little challenges and one beautiful view after another. Though most everyone we met on the trail was nice and friendly - we met A LIT of them! Not a moderate traffic hike.

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Morgan Carney
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Great fun 2-3 mile trail, depending on how many side trails you decide to explore. Fabulous views of Lost lake with a few good rocky cliffs that make excellent rest stops with quiet, serene views. Easy to moderate terrain and good amount of shade throughout. Muddy in a few parts and be prepared to do some minimal climbing along the rockier parts trail. Would definitely go back and explore more of West Woods!

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Cathy Carmichael
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Nice hike although I could not find the jog to the right which led to the loop back, so I turned around instead of getting lost. Many fresh trees down around and over the trail.

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Kyle Johansen
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Rock climbing

There are some really nice areas to set up smaller top ropes

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Maxwell Dunn
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Megan Gosney
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Lovely

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James Harris
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Mark Andrews
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Fantastic views of the Lost Lake estuary.

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Mark Andrews
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Fantastic views of Lost Lake estuary.

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Justin Barden
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