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Great trail, very easy walking, not a lot of people on this trail. Fairly secluded

Beautiful Intersecting Trails but NOT 4.7 miles.. 2 miles at most... so that was the only disappointment

1 month ago

This trail was "easy" in terms of very little elevation change, however there were several factors that will keep me from returning to this trail. Firstly, it seems to be often used by ATV drivers (saw several there and there were tons of tracks), so the trail is often shredded by tires. There was a stretch of trail with lots of loose, very large stones, which were rather difficult to walk. Midway through the loop, the trail was completely flooded with no way around, so we weren't able to complete the trail and had to turn back. It's also quite poorly marked, we were definitely on the trail as per map and app but we saw very few blazes. We accidentally went the wrong way early on because of this. I was excited to try a trail close to home that I thought my family could enjoy but unfortunately it's not one I'd like to walk again.

Is it really possible to get 4.7 miles here as listed? Doing the math it looks like 2

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3 months ago

Great walking trails, connects to bluff point by a bridge over the rail road tracks.

camp here often. trail head is at the end of mashapaug road just past the travelers restaurant in union ct. but they've been logging there. it's the first trail that cuts into the woods on the right. marked by blue/red markers. two camp spots have Adirondacks but plenty more if you tent. pack out what you pack in and be respectful :).

I went a couple days after a significant rain event, and the trail wasn't that fun. it was basically walking uphill in a swampy stream. There are small rocks throughout the trail that make it very easy to twist an ankle. Definitely recommend proper foot wear.

The tower at the top is very nice, but I probably wouldn't do this particular hike again.

Can't get to the trail head, all posted land.

6 months ago

Very quiet trail in mid January. Delightful ice figures along the frozen Aspetuck and it's small tributaries. Seems almost magical in places. We hiked from the Saugatuck junction north to Huntington State Park, then across the park to the northern parking lot where we left a car. Our GPS showed a total of 8.4 miles and just over a thousand feet of vertical gain. Most of the hiking was easy with some slightly steeper climbs at the end. We head a little confusion crossing roads when continuing trail markers were not visible from the road.

Absolutely beautiful scene once you hike to the very top. Breathtaking view once the leaves start turning color. Easy hike for all levels.
Many events scheduled throughout the Season.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Beautiful grassy trails on the grounds of the Hillstead Museum, also a must see. Grounds are open to the public year round. Park at the museum. Lots of birds and wildflowers.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I parked on north shore road in litchfield, there are no signs saying you can't park there....it was fairly easy to find. nice view of the swampyish lake

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Westville Feeder is just a quick out & back that you can easily fit into a morning or afternoon. As an add-on to this feeder trail, I recommend continuing onto the Regicides Trail which leads you up a short ways to Judges Cave where Edward Whalley and William Goffe hid out in the 1660s trying to evade retribution from Charles II whose father (King Charles I) they had sentenced to death in the 1640s.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Wonderful hike almost any time of year.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Nice stroll in the woods
Some minor trails Peter out and disapear.
Did Norse anyone else on the trails!

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Not much for views other then the meadow, signs could be a little better but other then that it was a great hike and I'd do it again.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

You can make this into at least a 3.5 mile loop with spurs if you take advantage of all of the connecting trails. On my hike today, there was no-one else in sight!

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Monday, May 28, 2012

For an interesting loop, I started at Phillips Pond in the Pachaug State Forest, which is a small but delightful gem in its own right. From there, I took the Phillips Pond Trail (blue/red) to the Pachaug Trail (blue) to Hell Hollow Pond. From there, I continued down Pachaug until I picked up the Quinebeag Crossover (yellow), and then picked up the Quinebeag (blue) to the north shore of Lockes Meadow Pond. This section is the most difficult, as it most closely resembles a washed-out road, complete with rocks and a lot of sand. You also share with ATVs and motorbikes.

I backtracked down Quinebeag back through Hell Hollow. The very last segment is the trickiest, because the Quinebeag takes a very unexpected sharp left before it starts to run parallel to Pachaug Forest Trail One. However, it will take you back to Phillips Pond.

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