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RRR Brooks Trail

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This trail rises from the high banks of the brook to astounding views on the ridge.


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3.1

Miles

4.9

KM

86%

Runnable

1,932' 589 m

High

790' 241 m

Low

1,196' 364 m

Up

86' 26 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts off the west side of Bee Hill Road, just after the bridge. There is only room for one vehicle at the parking area here. There is halfway parking on Route 2 or park at Petersburg Pass. This trail follows sky blue blazes.

The trail jumps over two spurs of the brook, then passes by the Sara Tenney Trail (on the right). It follows high on the banks alongside the brook to the Fitch Trail (on the left). The trail exits the woods and heads through an open field. At the end of the field, the trail turns left along an access road. Here, it coincides with the Sara Tenney Trail for a short ways. Just before the gate, the trail turns right, following alongside Route 2.

In a short distance, the trail passes by a fruiting Chestnut Tree (many of the Chestnut trees were killed by a blight so finding fruiting trees is rare). The trail rises away from the road and skirts a ridge with excellent views. At the Shepherd's Well Trail, RRR Brooks Trail turns left. Pay close attention to the double-stacked blazes that turn towards the road. If you miss this turn, the old road continues straight to a small drop-off above the road.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Chestnut, Beech, Maple, Eastern Hemlock, Birch.
Fauna: Chickadee, Red Squirrel.

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David Smith

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#154

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#12,662

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