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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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 272 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Fishing Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake River Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy
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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. 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.

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allegra mira
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I walked along the open paved road, then hooked to right to turn onto the Blue Trail. The Blue Trail took me up a slight incline in hill littered with leaves and rocks, with the occasional small foot Bridge running over a stream. Definitely a solid moderate in and out hike.

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Spiros Kapetanakis
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Hiking

Well signed blue trail, plenty of parking

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Danny Makin
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Britt B
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Hiking

Well marked and quiet.

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Dak Mannella
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Dak Mannella
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Mateusz Baczyk
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heather Al
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Nature tripsBlowdownOver grownRocky

We saw lots of signs of wildlife, including a snake sunning itself, bear scat, and bob cat prints near the pod in the field and at the stream in the woods. The trails are nice and lots of tree cover however there are still some down trees blocking the trails in some parts. Overall a really nice hike done easily with 6 and 9 yr old. If you follow blue to yellow and then get on the white blaze you will pass a pond (swamp?) and you can see beaver damns and some of the trees the beavers have been chewing. The white trail connects back to yellow so you can finish following the AllTrails loop.

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Claudette Munson
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Lynn Sheeran
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Hiking

Beautiful pond. Lots of well marked trails. The red trail needs some attention. Water levels are really low so walking along the stream is not as nice as during spring would be. Very peaceful. Lots of flat wide trails.

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Allicia Breton
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Daniel Box
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Mountain bikingBlowdownRocky

It is a great trail for hiking. There are plenty of boulders to cross. Trails are easy to follow. Be prepared for mostly uphill and trees down.

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Jackie M
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Hiking

Fun trail. Took my two children under 10. My 6 year old has some difficulty in spots due to a lot of down tread from the recent storm. Some areas of the trail get confusing because of all the down trees. My oldest swears he saw a bear so be aware of that.

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Jillian Smith
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Sarah Lovett
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Hiking

a great time with my 9 year old son and dog. a few scrambles on the blue trail and I would be careful in wet conditions on that trail as well. took us under 2 hours at a moderate pace.

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Jamie Meyers
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Nature trips

Pleasant woodland walk with a slight elevation change here in there and to make things interesting. The trail is rather rocky in some places but it’s fun.

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Lorraine Libby
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HikingRocky

Great trail but I wouldn’t rate it as easy. I’d advise it as moderate intensity due to the elevations and very rocky trail sections. Trail head is not well marked, but once on the trail it’s very well marked. It will help to have a map or use All Trails gps for as long as your connection will last. Very beautiful trails and plenty of shade.

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Kelly D
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Hiking

Easy hike. Nice and shady. Beautiful and peaceful. We wandered on the main trail up to the dam that was an old road. Turned around and did the blue trail and a little on the yellow. We were able to find a letter box on the blue trail. A nice place you could spend a good part of the day at.

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Carol Alaimo
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HikingBugsRocky

Great trail to hike! Well marked in the woods; but not the trail head. We missed the beginning of the trail as it had no marker off the main road. A single road begins all the trails; but we had to guess as where the trail heads were.

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Michaela M
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Jordan Belfort
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HikingBugs

Awesome trail had plenty of shade to avoid sun. Mostly in the woods

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Karen Mera
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Bartek Sz
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Hiking

Bardzo ciekawy szlak, szczególnie dla dzieci poniżej 10 roku życia, na dobry początek bez monotonii. Usytuowany w gęstym lesie z częścią szlaku prowadzonym przez duże kamienie. Jest również większy strumień oraz jeziorko, także różnorodność widokowa jak na tak niewielki park zadowalające. 3 mile w 2 godziny. Polecam!

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Enrique Puebla
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Hiking

Very nice trail for young kinds. Saw some deer and near pond/swamp saw nesting birds (not sure what kind maybe some sort of crane with long beaks). Nice shade in some areas and decent level changes

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Jamie Doherty
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HikingBlowdown

Good start to hiking season. Easy and some elevation.

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Julia Traub
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HikingBugsRocky

We had a great hike! Our dog came with us and ran off leash most of the time, great time for her. It is a little more challenging than we expected it to be, and rather buggy, but beautiful!

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