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415 mi 667 km of trail 6 Runs

Easy Trails 80 Trails Intermediate Trails 68 Trails Hard Trails 9 Trails
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Runs in Central Connecticut - 6

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Favorite Castle Craig on a chilly fall day
Intermediate

Castle Craig

2.8 mi 4.5 km • Out and Back • 644 ft Ascent 196.41 m Ascent

(8) Meriden, CT
Favorite The course is marked with the Shenipsit sprinkler flags
Difficult

Soapstone Mountain Trail Race

13.8 mi 22.2 km • Point to Point • 1,815 ft Ascent 553.27 m Ascent

(2) Staffor…, CT
Favorite Heublein Tower
Intermediate

Heublein Tower from Reservoir 6

6.6 mi 10.6 km • Out and Back • 717 ft Ascent 218.54 m Ascent

(4) West Ha…, CT
Favorite view of Crescent Lake from ledge
Intermediate

Crescent Lake Loop

2.3 mi 3.6 km • Loop • 238 ft Ascent 72.67 m Ascent

(1) Plainville, CT
Favorite Cliff and outlook toward Ragged Mt.
Difficult

Will Warren's Den and Lookout

2.5 mi 4.1 km • Out and Back • 421 ft Ascent 128.35 m Ascent

(3) Farmington, CT
Favorite Stratton Brook
Easy

Stratton Brook & Ensign Memorial Outer Loop

3.6 mi 5.7 km • Loop • 469 ft Ascent 143.04 m Ascent

(1) West Si…, CT

Trails in Central Connecticut - 151

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0.5 mi 0.7 km #1Laurel Grove Brook Trail
Intermediate
Middletown, CT
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.7 km Middletown, CT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #2Yellow Trail
Intermediate
Weatogue, CT
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Weatogue, CT
1.8 mi 2.9 km #3Penwood Yellow Trail
Difficult
Weatogue, CT
Difficult
1.8 mi 2.9 km Weatogue, CT
18.1 mi 29.1 km #4Quinnipiac Trail
Difficult
Cheshire Village, CT
Difficult
18.1 mi 29.1 km Cheshire Village, CT
8.0 mi 12.8 km #5Red Trail
Difficult
Durham, CT
Difficult
8.0 mi 12.8 km Durham, CT
22.8 mi 36.7 km #6Farmington Canal Heritage Trail: Northern Connecticut Section
Easy
North Granby, CT
Easy
22.8 mi 36.7 km North Granby, CT
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7Red Trail
Intermediate
Plainville, CT
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Plainville, CT
63.0 mi 101.5 km #8Mattabesett Trail
Difficult
Meriden, CT
Difficult
63.0 mi 101.5 km Meriden, CT
2.9 mi 4.7 km #9Soapstone Loop B
Intermediate
Somers, CT
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.7 km Somers, CT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Skyline Trail
Very Difficult
Weatogue, CT
Very Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Weatogue, CT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #11Highland Trail (Pink)
Easy
Manchester, CT
Easy
1.2 mi 1.9 km Manchester, CT
3.0 mi 4.8 km #12Carriage Path (White)
Intermediate
Manchester, CT
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.8 km Manchester, CT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #13Taj Mahal
Intermediate
Tariffville, CT
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Tariffville, CT
2.5 mi 4.1 km #14White Trail
Intermediate
Terramuggus, CT
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Terramuggus, CT
1.0 mi 1.7 km #15Six Flags
Intermediate
Tariffville, CT
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Tariffville, CT
1.1 mi 1.8 km #16Pines
Intermediate
East Hampton, CT
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km East Hampton, CT
0.5 mi 0.9 km #17Orange Trail
Intermediate
Manchester, CT
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.9 km Manchester, CT
0.5 mi 0.8 km #18Purple Trail
Difficult
Weatogue, CT
Difficult
0.5 mi 0.8 km Weatogue, CT
2.4 mi 3.9 km #19Red Trail
Intermediate
Higganum, CT
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.9 km Higganum, CT
1.1 mi 1.7 km #20Orange Trail
Intermediate
Higganum, CT
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Higganum, CT

Photos of Central Connecticut - 39

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Castle Craig on a chilly fall day
Nov 12, 2018 near Meriden, CT
Rewarding view after a steep climb!
Jan 7, 2016 near Manchester, CT
Heublein Tower
Jan 1, 2019 near Weatogue, CT
View Point
Apr 23, 2019 near Kensington, CT
Castle Craig - great hike even on a somewhat gloomy day
Apr 21, 2019 near Meriden, CT
Sleeping Giant seen from Castle Craig
Nov 8, 2018 near Meriden, CT
Castle Craig
Nov 8, 2018 near Meriden, CT
Tower from afar - on the Hubbard Park White Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Meriden, CT

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