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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
      Pond Brook Boat Ramp 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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      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 6
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Apr 24, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      18
      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
      99
      Photos
      11
      Ridden Counter
      925

      Photos of Paugussett State Forest Mountain Bike

      37 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 10:08am
      Jan 1, 2021
      65 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 10:08am
      Jan 1, 2021
      48 |
      Apr 30, 2020 @ 2:27pm
      Apr 30, 2020
      126 |
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      119 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:57am
      Jun 14, 2018
      trail: Jeep Trail
      88 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:54am
      Jun 14, 2018
      62 |
      Mar 9, 2017 @ 1:39am
      Mar 9, 2017
      56 |
      Mar 9, 2017 @ 1:27am
      Mar 9, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      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
      Upper Gussy - Orange Blazed
      Nov 21, 2020 @ 6:41am
      Nov 21, 2020
      Idealcr3ynolds
      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

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3063739uskiwiseanwishlistregionPaugussett State Forest
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 7:26am
      Jun 19, 2022
      user #635991cyclesnackupdatetrailUpper Gussy - Orange Blazed
      Mar 23, 2022 @ 6:56pm
      Mar 23, 2022
      user #2849217Achapman1addreportLillinonah Trail and 3 more
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 10:44am
      Nov 8, 2021
      user #2445181FancherSteveaddreportLower Mulikin (Reroute) and 5 more
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 6:25am
      Oct 17, 2021
      user #2840183mxr5941riddentrailUpper Gussy and 4 more
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 5:10pm
      Sep 12, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      George C. Waldo State Park 7 11.2 km
      Sunny Valley4.4 km
      Clatter Valley 17.1 km
      Bear Mountain Reservation 3 7 17.5 km
      Trolley Preserve 2 37.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike157 miles1,234 ft3 miles322 ft
      #9,081#3,81411991,313
      Hike1711 miles2,037 ft5 miles335 ft
      #8,074#3,6619948
      Trail Running1711 miles2,037 ft5 miles335 ft
      #8,052#3,6459910
      • By cyclesnack HV NEMBA & contributors
      • Admins: HV NEMBA, FC NEMBA
      • #3314 - 12,277 views
      • paugussett state forest activity log | embed map of Paugussett State Forest mountain bike trails | paugussett state forest mountain biking points of interest

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