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      This is a State Forest in the northern section of Newtown, CT, comprising of 880 acres of open space. It is home of the famous Upper Gussy Trail, the first legally built shared use trail in a Connecticut State Forest.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Upper Gussy
      Land Status: State Forest
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Park at either Pond Brook Boat ramp or the parking lot at the end of Echo Valley Road
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      Region Details
      • 6
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of 12 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      14
      Trails Mountain Bike
      15
      Trails Hike
      17
      Trails Trail Running
      17
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      2,093 ft
      Total Vertical
      334 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      535 ft
      Reports
      77
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      1,131

      Photos of Paugussett State Forest - Shepaug Dam Area Mountain Bike

      report
      7 |
      Jun 9, 2023 @ 10:17am
      Jun 9, 2023
      50 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 10:08am
      Jan 1, 2021
      89 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 10:08am
      Jan 1, 2021
      report
      84 |
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 10:37am
      Sep 21, 2019
      report
      82 |
      May 6, 2019 @ 7:05pm
      May 6, 2019
      142 |
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      135 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:57am
      Jun 14, 2018
      trail: Jeep Trail
      96 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:54am
      Jun 14, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Upper Gussy - Orange Blazed
      Sep 20, 2023 @ 10:16am
      Sep 20, 2023
      IdealSpencerBoi
      Brody Road/ Lillinonah Trail
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 6:20am
      Nov 8, 2021
      IdealAchapman1
      Pond Brook Connector
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 6:20am
      Nov 8, 2021
      IdealAchapman1
      Poly Brody
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:30am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Very Dry cyclesnack HV NEMBA
      Blue Blazed Hiking Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      UnknownSignificant Damage from recent Tornado....brenthillier NSMBA
      Jeep Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      UnknownSignificant Damage from recent Tornado....brenthillier NSMBA
      Kissing Oak Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      UnknownSignificant Damage from recent Tornado....brenthillier NSMBA
      Beach Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      UnknownSignificant Damage from recent Tornado....brenthillier NSMBA
      Blue Blazed Hiking Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      UnknownSignificant Damage from recent Tornado....brenthillier NSMBA

      Activity Feed

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      SpencerBoiaddreportUpper Gussy - Orange Blazed
      Sep 20, 2023 @ 7:08pm
      Sep 20, 2023
      Josuee1TorresriddentrailUpper Gussy - Orange Blazed and 1 more
      Aug 25, 2023 @ 7:47am
      Aug 25, 2023
      Josuee1TorrescommenttrailUpper Gussy - Orange Blazed
      Jun 13, 2023 @ 3:35am
      Jun 13, 2023
      Josuee1TorresvotetrailUpper Gussy - Orange Blazed
      Jun 13, 2023 @ 3:33am
      Jun 13, 2023
      AdamMtnBike84addreportUpper Gussy - Orange Blazed and 1 more
      Jun 9, 2023 @ 10:16am
      Jun 9, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      Josuee1TorrestrailUpper Gussy - Orange BlazedRode this over the weekend. It's my cup of...
      Jun 13, 2023 @ 3:35am
      Jun 13, 2023

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike157 miles1,234 ft3 miles322 ft
      #8,786#3,724121121,770
      Hike1711 miles2,037 ft5 miles335 ft
      #7,776#3,58411279
      Trail Running1711 miles2,037 ft5 miles335 ft
      #7,747#3,56511215
      • By cyclesnack HV NEMBA & contributors
      • Admins: HV NEMBA, CT DEEP, FC NEMBA
      • #3314 - 14,668 views
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