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There are (((no animal)) restrictions leash or not !!zero animal policy!!!

Loved this loop! Trail is very clearly marked.
Beautiful- Still snow on the ground, but packed down from hikers so slippery on climbing sections.
About .5 mile is on a neighborhood road before you head back into the woods.
Lots of streams for dogs to drink.

trail running
2 days ago

Great trails. Good year round. Well blazed.

8 days ago

Best hike in CT that i've been on so far. just be careful with the doggos when you get to the top.

8 days ago

Lots of History fun to Explore. My wife and I were there on a Sunny Day a few days after a March Snow Storm. Every thing looked picturesque.

11 days ago

Nice hike, didn’t take long to complete. Will definitely go back with the dog.

Easy trail with the dog. About 10 minutes in there was a bug attached to his face. Might’ve been a tick but we managed to get it off. One side is fairly muddy and wet but the other side is dry and has a nice clearing of the reservoir.

it's a good trail and close to my house. the trail is easily navigated and well marked

20 days ago

greet hike red/blue trails are very well marked, the blue trail isn't marked as well but still easy enough to follow. I was pleasantly surprised how clean the peaks were we saw very little trash up there. We took a couple long breaks to enjoy the views and finished the loop in less than 4 hours.

21 days ago

1st time on this or any trail for that matter. Brought my dog with me. We had a great walk. Very easy on this old man. Will be there again soon.

well marked. good hike overall! will go back in the spring when everything is in bloom!

Short trail. Good for a quick jog as a treadmill substitution. Go after a heavy rain.

I’m not writing a review I’m just saying why can’t I find the mine?!? Tried to go look for some garnet today was walking along the water not sure what I was looking for, took a slip and fall and sprained my ankle. That’s what I get for going off the beaten path right after all the snow melted.... guess I’ll be waiting til summer. Ouch

1 month ago

Was looking for something challenging. If you’re looking for several inclines and elevated heart rate this is great. Nice views everywhere and great spots along ledges or brookside to take a break. Not for leisure “ hikers “
Bring your best hiking boots, you’ll be glad you did.

Difficult for us. A lot of unexpected climbing up the stone ledges. Like hiking on corduroy.

1 month ago

I’ve hiked here with dogs twice now and found it to have well-marked, nice trails. The dogs loved it and I can see how it’d be a nice spot to go to in the warmer months.

One of my favorite hiking spots if you just wanna get outdoors. Lots of friendly dogs out there. There are a few spots that might be moderate, but overall pretty easy. Bring a simple bug net for your face in the warmer months, just in case. I’ve been swarmed real bad by gnats & mosquitoes on early a.m. hikes.

Excellent Views! It exceeded my expectations! I recommend this hike! The very beginning is very steep, so be careful.

Didn’t do the whole loop, just doing sections of Tunxis.

great for the winter a valley turned completely into ice

I got to a little over a mile over steep rock formation then lost the trail. Going to go back there was 3 plus inches of snow it was beautiful.

Not what I expected. Very fun!

Cascades is the best!! The part past the lake has parking down a little hill and dogs can be off leash to play starting 100ft from the dirt lot. If you want a longer hike though start at the parking mentioned.

Nice trail. Says it's a loop. But when you get to the top the red trail markers stop. I followed the blue for a while but know that's part of the Quinnipiac trail. Down trail is not marked at all and is very steep. Good workout either way!

One of my faves :) it's an easy loop with some moderate difficulty along the way and beautiful scenery:)

1 month ago

Great views for a short hike.

Favorite trail in CT thus far. Great in very aspect.

This is my favorite hike!!!

Nice hike with kids. My 4, 5 and 7 year old had no problem. Be careful near cliffs, also does have a decent incline. Great for dogs too. Pretty solid for families. Little parking.

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