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Great trail, fairly well maintained, some eroded areas, blowdowns cleared.

Was. I e people and dogs . Was just a drop in

This is a beautiful hike with great views on a nice day. There were mushrooms everywhere! I like to go out and see what I can find after a good rain. I will definitely be back in the fall when there aren't as many mosquitos. I would recommend going out early in the morning. I only came across 1 other person the whole length of the trip plus a couple kids on dirt bikes along the road that runs parallel to the blue blazed/Regicides trail. Overall a good steady hike with a mixture of different trees, mushrooms, deer, streams, and birds.

nature trips
3 months ago

I'm actually just trying to ask a question. is this a good place for dogs on a leash? I never go hiking without my buddy with me so if he cant come it's not worth it!

this trail was one of the toughest i've done. was a good work out. there are so many rocks. and very steep terrain. i would say this trail is moderate/hard. i liked the views and i will be back for more

there are some great views on this hike — not just the gorgeous meadow at rand's view, but also the view from mt. prospect and a nice variety of woodlands. i second the suggestion to drive past the marked trailhead and park in the lot by the dam. you can pick up the trail just across the road from there. lots of poison ivy along the trail, so keep your eyes out. but there are also some nice wildflowers blooming right now, especially goldenrod.

I gave this hike 3 stars because while it did have beautiful views of a waterfall, and offered an excellent workout, the trail marking was horrendous. At the trail head there was no trail map, despite multiple trails throughout the woods marked with different colors. My recording follows the white -> blue -> yellow trail, however the yellow trail split off into multiple dead ends that required back tracking, and towards the end trailed off completely away from the direction required to get back to the start. Due to the lack of a trail map, we had to again back track, and follow the red line on this app to get us back to our car. This required hiking through the woods with no trail for some time, and then following an overgrown trail with no trail markers. Bottom line - don't hike here without this app to guide you, you will get lost multiple times!

3 months ago

Beautiful short trail, very clean and quiet.

Beautiful waterfall, peaceful trails, easy terrain and clearly marked trails and trail maps.

A nice walk, and the views were amazing. So very fun with the kids. there was lots for them to see.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a very interesting hike with forest and open fields. Really not difficult and should be rated easy. There are many trails, not all well marked, but well maintained. Probably would have gotten lost without this app. Definitely would go back and try some other trails too.

on Newtown Rail Trail

mountain biking
3 months ago

Had to start on the Monroe side as there’s no parking no trespassing signs in Newtown. Once we got on the trail it was nice biking. There are some tight spots with tree roots and stumps which may be difficult for a novice rider. But plenty of flat wide pathway too.

We LOVE the ocean, and this hike gives the best of both worlds. Look for the "artist" that does the rock pile statues.... awesome to say the least. We weren't prepared for the sun and didn't realize this has a beach. Great walk although BUSY with lots of people. We will going back many more times this fall. Beautiful !

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful, well maintained Trails. Easy to follow. Moderate elevations for a good workout. Nice folks everywhere !

hiking
3 months ago

First time here. Easy walking but no maps anywhere. Noise from the road traffic was bothersome. Be aware of lots of dead trees. Trails are not well marked so we didn't venture too far off the road itself. Might try it again in the spring.

trail running
3 months ago

I liked the trail a lot for it's distance. Clocked 4.5 miles plus 1,400' of ascent down & back. Bouldered at the caves some. Man are there some hard problems over there!

3 months ago

the trail markings and maps are extremely confusing because there are different parcels abutting each other and there is not a single map for the whole area. but there are some very nice sections of this home and a great view of Hartford from the easy to access summit

3 months ago

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

Not much elevation, but very pretty trail that is nice and diverse (deciduous fern forest, pine groves, ledge). Boulders and caves were fun to explore. Trail was in good shape, a little muddy in spots. Important to stay on trail as there were signs for hunting areas.

Rocks were tough

awesome trail for dogs!

hiking
3 months ago

sweet lil trek

Great local hike — perfect for an early morning outing. Echoing what was already posted, it is a little rocky in parts, so prepare for that.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely moderate to hard for me. Without this app I would have been going in circles, hence the 4. Great hike though.

hiking
3 months ago

My husband and I walked the red trail today. This was the first time we walked a nature trail. Some parts of the trail was very rocky. It was a great experience and the view was beautiful.

Love it. The Tower is the best part.

walking
3 months ago

Great trail for kids and dogs (just be aware that, unfortunately, not everyone leashes their dogs - blame it on the humans, not the canines). A bit of an incline, but mostly flat. Bring bug spray, look out for beautiful fungi, and take a break at the overlook. An hour well spent.

Amazing trail! Went last week and had a great time. A little difficult to navigate especially when doing the more difficult trail but well worth it once you get to the water fall.

The "Perimeter Loop" is not really a single trail, and so therefore is not really well marked at some parts. I had my phone with the App, so I was able to stick fairly near the trail as its marked on AllTrails most of the time(with some off-trail hiking at points). I also came across two bobcats on the trail in the Ansonia Nature Center section at the far south of the loop, so I avoided that section and cut a new path to the rest of the loop. Doubling back and a few dead end trails later (to avoid the area with the bobcats) I was able to pick up the trail and continue on. There is also a local gun range nearby, making the sounds of gunfire an almost constant companion. Overall a good, pretty easy hike.

awesome,loved both views, definitely worth it

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