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      Paugnut State Forest’s 1,702 acres spread out over four locations in north central Torrington and abut Burr Pond and Sunny Brook state parks. The main section of Paugnut totals more than 1,200 acres and is home to the 2.1 mile John Muir Trail which connects the two parks via the forest.

      CFPA maintains the hike-only John Muir Trail
      Parking - Not Plowed in Winter google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 4
      • 2
      • 6
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 2, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,407 ft
      Total Vertical
      557 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,320 ft
      Reports
      66
      Photos
      22
      Ridden Counter
      1,606

      Photos of Paugnut State Forest Mountain Bike

      73 |
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 6:25am
      Apr 11, 2022
      trail: Valley Plunge
      166 |
      Apr 8, 2022 @ 5:55pm
      Apr 8, 2022
      trail: Valley Plunge
      205 |
      Apr 8, 2022 @ 5:52pm
      Apr 8, 2022
      trail: Valley Plunge
      194 |
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 3:56am
      Jun 21, 2021
      trail: Aunty Nassy
      185 |
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 7:00pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      trail: Aunty Nassy
      179 |
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 7:00pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      182 |
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 7:53pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      142 |
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 7:53pm
      Apr 22, 2021

      Videos of Paugnut State Forest Mountain Bike

      youtuber Valley Plunge ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ @...
      5:39 | 730 | Jun 2, 2021 , Torrington

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Whipping Post
      Apr 2, 2024 @ 4:30am
      Apr 2, 2024
      VariableMarin5nl1UF
      Nutcracker to Return
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 9:14am
      Nov 19, 2023
      Idealmark2CScBG
      The Bison Grinder
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 9:14am
      Nov 19, 2023
      Idealmark2CScBG
      Mounta's Extension
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 9:14am
      Nov 19, 2023
      Idealmark2CScBG
      Valley Plunge
      Aug 1, 2023 @ 1:51pm
      Aug 1, 2023
      VariableLarge tree down across trail, blocking...tj9901t CCT NEMBA
      Back Behind
      May 1, 2023 @ 6:50pm
      May 1, 2023
      VariableWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS
      Zippity-doo-dah
      Oct 22, 2022 @ 11:56pm
      Oct 22, 2022
      VariableSweeetpts925
      Goat Path
      Oct 22, 2022 @ 11:56pm
      Oct 22, 2022
      VariableSome branches down, otherwise ok.pts925
      Pandemic
      Sep 4, 2022 @ 2:47pm
      Sep 4, 2022
      Variableall downed tree cleared as of 9/4/2022Mbissonx76
      Burr Paugnut Main Loop
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 6:16pm
      Aug 2, 2022
      DryWater from April report gone. Awesome...Mbissonx76

      Activity Feed

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      supercruizer1wishlistregionactivity #52892845
      May 20, 2024 @ 11:54am
      May 20, 2024
      GhostriderMWWwishlisttrailactivity #52680049
      May 16, 2024 @ 8:25am
      May 16, 2024
      Andrewdjackcommenttrailactivity #51908199
      Apr 30, 2024 @ 5:44pm
      Apr 30, 2024
      pedaling_downhillvotetrailactivity #51230245
      Apr 15, 2024 @ 12:40pm
      Apr 15, 2024
      MarkLucasvS3wishlisttrailactivity #51164267
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 4:57am
      Apr 14, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      AndrewdjacktrailBack BehindJust after it crosses valley plunge there’s...
      Apr 30, 2024 @ 5:44pm
      Apr 30, 2024
      ctdivertrailZippity-doo-dahKudos to the builders of this awesome trail...
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 7:40pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      ctdivertrailQuarry TrailKudos to the builders of this awesome trail
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 7:38pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      keyultrailValley PlungeFun trail, definitely not close to being a...
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 6:52am
      Jun 8, 2022
      savesthejadetrailWhipping PostLoads of switchbacks that seem to take you way...
      Apr 8, 2022 @ 5:59pm
      Apr 8, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Burr Pond State Park 4 11.5 km
      Harwinton Recreation and Conservation Area 6 10 17.1 km
      Satan's Ridge 3 37.6 km
      Nepaug State Forest 1 6 4 27.8 km
      Great Mountain Forest 29.6 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike139 miles869 ft4 miles558 ft
      #3,099#1,56721663470
      Hike1911 miles1,407 ft5 miles558 ft
      #2,449#1,41615933
      Trail Running1911 miles1,407 ft5 miles558 ft
      #2,458#1,414592
      • By WillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS Trailforks Map Team & contributors
      • Admins: CT DEEP
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