Yellow and Blue Loop is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Torrington, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Beautiful trail system with well marked trails. Looping yellow and blue will get you a 3 mile hike. There is also fishing that is stocked with trout. This is a hidden under used gem. Never judge a park by its entrance. Soon after leaving the parking area along an abandoned road, the park envelopes you with trails that pass through pine grove after pine grove. There are trails that run along the banks of the East Branch of the Naugatuck River along with some unique bridges that cross the waterway. The trails pass huge boulders — including the monstrous Dino Testone Boulder — and along the banks of scenic marshes and ponds. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association's Blue-Blazed John Muir Trail runs about two miles in a loop around the heart of the old dairy-farm-turned-state-park. Dairy farmer Edwin Fadoir owned about 160 acres of the 406-acre park before selling it to the state in the 1960s. He raised Guernsey cows and ran a milk route through area towns. The park bears the farm's name and one of the paths is called "Fadoir Spring Trail." The park opened in 1970 with swimming, camping and picnicking. Today, only hiking is allowed and a portion of the park is now home to the Balsa Bandits Model Airplane Club.