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Great clockwise run in the morning of a warm Saturday. A little buggy valley along river was nice and cool. Nice view from the top. Follow the yellow markers. Very well marked. First two miles are on an u traveled dirt road along the river.

Nice walk along river. Will definitely go back.

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1 month ago

This was a good trail. Very well marked. Easy to follow. The first part of the white trail wasn't so pretty but by the river was absolutely beautiful. Peaceful and relaxing!

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3 months ago

It's a nice trail. There is a neat tunnel blasted through the rock out past the end of the loop. Nice with the family, not too hard.

3/31/2018 Great little day trip,dog friendly trail. Lots of great pics. Definitely have to check out the railroad tunnel and suspension bridge.

Nice hike

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10 months ago

Gorgeous trail, well marked, reasonably challenging in places. If you're directionally challenged, be sure to bring a printed map and compass, as there is no service and you'll want to explore trail offshoots. The transition at the end of the loop is disorienting! We found this trail relatively free of bugs with one application of spray in the early afternoon, but the yellow trail was intolerable on the way out at 6pm.

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10 months ago

I took the white/yellow trails to do the loop as depicted. Its a moderate switch backing climb if you start to the left as others have said. Then it switchbacks down to a wooden staircase that leads to a wooden bridge over the Shepaug river. The return walk along the river is flat and offers nice views of the water. I ran out of time and will return to climb to the Pinnacle.

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10 months ago

I took the yellow trail loop from the W. parking area to Summit Peak, across the river and then back on the E. bank. A nice hike with a moderate climb to the peak rewarded with a great view. Interesting sites with varying terrain made for a nice day

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11 months ago

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

The trail is very scenic, with lots of nature to look at.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Very pretty, not too strenuous, lots of options.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Nice views vigorous trails

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

It was a nice hike. Shorter than I expected. It makes a good proposal spot. If you love her, propose. Don't wait for the right moment. Take it from me. The right moment is yesterday.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We did some of the yellow dot and some of the green dot. The trails were in excellent condition, even if it did rain the day before, and the hike was very enjoyable. They were also well marked. The green circle trail gets a little narrow by the river, but offers a great flat walk through the pines. The suspension bridge between yellow and green was very neat to walk on.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Beautiful trail! Such a wonderful surprise, had never heard of the park previously.
Completed an almost 4.5mi loop that followed yellow circle, blue square, and green circle trails. Majority of the trail followed the old railroad track so it was mostly wide and flat, soft ground cover. A portion of the green circle was a bit steep, narrow, and required climbing over some rocks, so older folks or those with joint problems may want to avoid that section.
Passed through the railway tunnel, which was even cooler than anticipated, then followed the loop back over the tunnel to the footbridge. Stopped to wade in the river a bit to cool off.
Portions of the yellow circle have some car traffic, and many sections allow horses.
Plenty of folks were out to enjoy the near perfect weather when we were there, but it never felt too crowded, still plenty of moments to enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great trail some light climbing over rocks if you follow the green circle trail. It also has several other trails.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Excellent nice trails. Black bear ran across road as I was nearing parking area traveling away from trails. Horses share some parts of trails. Excellent view from top.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

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Friday, June 02, 2017

the map at the start of the trail of bee Brook is slightly off when you are trying to reach the quartz mine off the orange circle trail. hard to describe just how to get there but you do have to explore just a bit to find it.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Took the yellow trail! Good little challenge awesome day

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Great hike. Some ice & snow but invigorating. 32 degrees. love this hike in all seasons. we've been hikeing here for 30 yrs. one of our favorate.

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Monday, January 02, 2017

Good trail. Unfortunately the whole trail was ice on 1/2/17. Fortunately, we had crampons for our hiking boots which made the whole trek easy.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Neat neat trail for families and kids a little of everything to keep them entertained. The old railway stone picked tunnel was AWESOME interesting definitely make sure you check that out suspension bridges are always fun and the summit cool too. I really liked the variety of this trail and trail system. Great smell the forest and meander type trail hike.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Very close to my house so i walk a few times a week, peaceful, quartz mine, pinnicle, and loop.

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

I loved this trail! It is very family/dog friendly. Pretty flat but also gradual incline on beds of pine needles! Beautiful. The summit was a bit more rocky and steep but a great view.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

really enjoyed the hike. did the bee loop which is the round white trail

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Great trails for kids. mostly easy with an adventurous hiking section. great views and areas of interesr

Monday, August 08, 2016

Awesome hike, has a bit if everything, a Summit, suspension bridge, and tunnel! We loved it. Very beaten path lots of dogs even horses! Highly recommended

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Walked the left loop away from the water and was disappointed by the noise of the road for the first half of the loop. However was very pleased by the loop along the water. It was a delight to hear the sounds of the water flowing over the rocks. The trail down was a switchback and gets you eventually down to the water. As you continue you can detour to walk on or across two bridges.

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