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Red Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 321' 98 m
Descent: -288' -88 m
High: 657' 200 m
Low: 549' 167 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Jonathan Gourley

A single and doubletrack mix that loops around the perimeter of the park.

Jonathan Gourley

Features River/Creek

Closed at dark.

Description

The Red Trail loops the entire Gay City State Park and borders the Meshomasic State Forest along the south and west. The trail is predominantly wide singletrack or doubletrack. However, the northernmost section of the trail tends to be a bit narrower and there is a short and steep section in the northwest corner as it leaves an old road grade and descends to the Blackledge River at the Beaver Dam bridge.

The intersecting White Trail can be used as an alternate route on the east side of the loop back to the main parking area.

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Land Manager: Connecticut DEEP

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Mar 9, 2019
Kyle Abraham
One loop of red trail + a little extra 6.2mi — 1h 30m

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