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hiking
4 days ago

Great hike with pack 73 Boy Scouts. Great place for kids to hike and awesome views at the vista.

Good for a short trail run however it should not be labeled as "hard". It had very few ups and downs and only one or two small puddle/swamp crossings. I wouldn't suggest going here after a lot of rain or on a muggy summer day as the bugs would be bad. The last part of this trail is not recorded here on alltrails map and is the best part! It ends closer to the trail head and is all pines with nice woodland views. Overall a nice trail if you are in the area but nothing special.

backpacking
11 days ago

lovely place. lots of elevation shift with the path crossing water streams several times. lots of muddy and flooded areas and a small section of the closed off for hazards.

trail running
19 days ago

This was a nice quick loop. There isn't a single feature on this trail that I would consider hard. There are few wet areas and small stream crossings. The trail continues for another 3/4 of mile next to the road after the all trails map shows it ends. Just follow the blue and yellow blazes.

the second part of the trail was cut off but we were still able to go to the first and walk up it and then back down. the marking change between red and blue but it's not really hard to follow it to the top. dogs would like this but I'd say kids might have a rough time, some of the inclines are harsh.

hiking
29 days ago

First half is great, lots of hills that allow good footing. Peek offers great view. Went after heavy rain. Second half can be a challenge do to wet rock surface ( Grabbed tree once after slipping, about ten miles on Solomon Mid GTX 3s) You end up following a fire road back to starting point. My advice is hit peak and turn back around.

hiking
1 month ago

loved the trail, not long but lots of rocky areas with small elevation climbs. Can get busy in summer which unfortunately meant there were several areas littered with beer bottles and cans.

hiking
1 month ago

I found the map here in All Trails a bit confusing, you're probably better off trying to just follow the blue blazes. At one point this map took me through an area that others had clearly walked on (and was just as overgrown as the rest of the marked path), but when I reached the end where it met up with the blue trail again, I noticed it was cordoned off (but not where I entered). Also recommend wearing long pants - you walk through lots of overgrown areas, including lots of thornbushes that can do a number on your ankles. Otherwise a really pretty hike. If you're up to it, take a bag and clean up after the people on dirt bikes, who seem to leave a mess where they stop to take breaks - I picked up a lot of trash.

great trail, amazing view, not long at all! definitely not for those who aren’t fans of hills because it is a small climb but worth it :) one of my new favorite trails in the area

Map provided by the ranger station is terrible, very difficult to differentiate roads from trails, no labeling of trails or even where Mt Misery is on the map. Despite that, this was a pleasant hike with nice views. When we came down from the peak we continued on the blue blazed trail into the woods rather than walking back on the road. Although not clearly marked as such, this is the Pachaug/Nehantic trail which splits at a point where an old railroad bed is visible. We turned right onto the Nehantic which eventually meets the road which takes you back to the parking area. Adds about a mile to the walk.

hiking
3 months ago

Look for the Blue Trailhead sign on the side of the road across from Hopeville Pond State Park parking lot. We didn't pay attention and took a different trail in search of the "little waterfall" for the CT DEEP Sky's the Limit Hiking Challenge. When we reached a quarry we realized we did something wrong!

We returned back to the parking lot and then found the trailhead sign up the road a little bit. Nice trail that crosses over a few water creeks. One had a few railroad ties to step across which were not firmly placed ... so beware and cross carefully. the "little waterfall" was only a trickle. We chalked it up to the summer and lack of a good recent rain.

My wife and I hiked this trail after not hiking in over 20 years. It was nice with a great breeze off the pond. Friendly people enjoying trail with friend both of two leg and four leg types. Lots of roots and rocky areas so if you are new just take your time and look down a lot. Had great time.

hiking
3 months ago

Good short hike. The trail up is well marked. Decent incline but peters out before it gets too hard. Great overlook! I took Fire Tower Rd down to complete the loop.

Starts blue red and changes to blue yellow. Dense growth which isn’t unbearable but uncomfortable at times . Overall gradual inclines and declines. Wouldn’t rate it as difficult however it does have some challenges. Trail is also very clearly marked. Bug spray is highly recommended as there are some damp areas along the way.

Okay hike. Not very exciting, and never found waterfall unless the spillway at the beginning is it. Trail was not always easy to follow. Probably would have been a little better with a state trail map. Overall good day but not as scenic or exciting as we hoped. We started from the spillway on Trail 1 road.

hiking
4 months ago

Was ok, lots of uphill to start, first overlook is shrouded by trees. 2nd is very nice. Might as well just skip the loop and walk back down the trail, half the “hike” is on maintained gravel roads.

4 months ago

The area is beautiful but be aware of ticks. I ended up pulling 17 off my dog when we got home.

Nice quiet trail, well marked

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike with a beautiful view from the top! Lots of trails in the area to extend the hike.

hiking
5 months ago

To explore this trail or anything in Pachaug Forest, the Connecticut Walk Book or Connecticut Forest & Park interactive maps are great planning resources. https://www.ctwoodlands.org/blue-blazed-hiking-trails/blue-blazed-hiking-trails-interactive-map. And at the Pachaug Forest HQ off Rte 49, there is a map board with a supply of free trail maps for the north and south sections of the forest.

My 10 year old son and I hiked this trail in March. It was tough then, I can only imagine when summer is in full bloom. We loved it, it was really difficult, great exercise. Defintely only for experienced hikers, alot of times we had to go off course to go around streams and large puddles. Highly recommended for people tired of sight seeing hikes

Kids and I enjoyed this hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Gorgeous 5.1 mile lollipop style hike. Spacious dirt road mixed with narrow and rocky trails around the pond. Plenty of sunshine and trees. Water was sparkling. Weather was absolutely perfect today, 3/31/18. When all the leaves fill in it will be even more stunning.

My favorite trail, I’ve seen maybe three people ever in the dozens of times I’ve been hiking here. Trail is easy to follow, brings you through streams and different terrain. Gated off in the winter.

good workout

took my dogs here this morning and loved it!! nice incline on the way up and smooth sailing on the way back. there’s nothing better than being up in the mountains and the view is beautiful. didn’t even come across a single soul on our walk.

Loved this hike.

hiking
10 months ago

First off, This trail actually is not a in and out Trail, it's a loop trail. The marker is blue with yellow. Following the markers or bring you all the way around and back to the intersection where there is area to park.

I highly recommend this trail, it has many different types of terrain. the only downside is that there are a few areas that DEEP needs to clean as there are some big downed trees across the trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Had a great hike around the pond on a beautiful foliage day!! Our older legs got a good workout on the up and down parts, but there are plenty of smoother parts too. Was lovely to always have the sparkling pond in view. Pond was rather low, so the falls were not heavy, so we’ll have to return in the spring. A+++++

hiking
11 months ago

I enjoy hiking these trails very much!

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