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Merrit Family Forest Red Trail

Intermediate
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A hilly, wooded trail with lots of twists and turns.


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1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

91%

Runnable

268' 82 m

High

40' 12 m

Low

286' 87 m

Up

289' 88 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Wildlife

Need to Know

Parking is free but is a road side pull off.

Runner Notes

Watch your footing, the roots from the trees are easy to trip on. Can have areas of slippery mud if it has rained in the past few days in addition to slippery moss on the boulders.

Description

There are technically two trails which meet up at one point, essentially creating two loops. Blue trail has a lot of uneven footing, root clusters and small boulders sticking out of the ground (typical of the Connecticut landscape). Red trail is somewhat more even underfoot but still has some large roots and small boulders. Trail is part of the GOSA project. gosaonline.org/the-merritt-…

There is a connecting trail on the western side of the trail that leads to Haley Farm State Park and a few more trails.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: ferns, trees, and vines

Chipmunks, deer, birds, deer flies are abundant.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kevin Crace

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in Groton

#270

in Connecticut

#19,195

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