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Sidecut Trail

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The beginning of the 20 mile Ives Trail


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Miles

0.7

KM

99%

Runnable

421' 128 m

High

402' 123 m

Low

14' 4 m

Up

22' 7 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Description

The Sidecut Trail follows the high ground bordering Bogus Brook between Sidecut Road and the Metro-North rail line. Trails are not permitted across functioning railroads; thus, this trail dead-ends at the tracks. What a coincidence! Just across the tracks is the southern loop of the Bogus Trail in Bogus Brook Preserve.

The 20 mile Ives Trail begins here as well.

Best to avoid this section in early summer due to Japanese Barberry growing out of control along both sides of the trail. A preferred deer tick habitat. Check yourself diligently if you come through here in humid months. Decent to run in late winter though, connecting to Bogus Trail - South Loop and Top Rock Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Redding Land Trust

Shared By:

Kate Perry with improvements by Robert Given and 1 other

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Substantial barberry infestation.
Mar 13, 2020 near Bethel, CT

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