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8 hours 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.

Great spot! Check the additional “hardscrabble trail” loop off the purple and white trails.

Hiked the tower trail on Sunday- it was VERY icy, but that made it more challenging and fun.

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23 hours ago

Great views for a short hike.

Love this trail in all 4 seasons and offers something for everyone who loves to be out on the trail.

Great hikes for kids. Lake, lean tos, streams, a damn, and small rock formations to keep them busy. We hiked white to red-white around the lake.

nice little trail to stay conditioned

Beautiful and excellent run. It is not 5.3mi but 6.338mi for the full round circuit. Follow the blue Marks throughout the way and you will be in for a treat with stunning vistas and superb running terrain.

hiked it on Jan 15 following some flooding which receeded recently. It was a cold day, in the teens, but the ice formations in the river and small brooks were beautiful. Nice trail, easy to follow, and we didn't see another hiker

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

Great family hike. 4, 5 and 7 year old. 3.4 miles with dog. Right after snow melt and rain, falls were flowing! Will go again.

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.

Nice hike with family. Very busy, which is a pro and a con. Great for dogs as there were a bunch of dogs on this trail. Nice views from the tower.

Nice family hike with family and dog. Waterfall was the best park. Busy, popular spot. Nice for picnics too.

Hiked to Southwick street on Metacomet manadnock trail. Trail changes from blue blaze to white blaze and can get confusing...this happens beyond the road right about as you hit the Mass. border. There is a trail head with a parking area covered in snow. Beautiful bridge through marsh between mountains...this is Boggs bridge. Parked on mountain road where the Metacomet hooks at Spencer's wildlife preserve...snowy pull off area. There is a power line clearing and a couple really nice views from the cliff side where you can see distant cliff faces and snowy ponds etc. No deep snow on trail, it's mostly packed down by ATV/snow machines on the Mass side...but slippery enough to make you burn way more calories than intended.

Great winter hike - loop trail is strenuous enough for a work out and quick enough (90-120 min) to squeeze into a busy day. Nice views of the surrounding hills and a few streams and small waterfalls. Trail is well marked and dovetails with the AT for ~0.5 mile.

Magical especially after a snowfall...

Perfect hiking weather the day we chose to hike this well marked trail. Challenging yet fun trail. Was surprised that we did not see another hiker the entire trek. Well worth checking the trail system out.

I hiked here today and it was great! It had snowed last night, so the trail was coated, but it was only moderately slippery in a few spots. The views on this trail are incredible - there are a bunch of overlooks! Definitely recommend this hike.

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