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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
      Purchase Brook Road 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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      Caution on Jul 2, 2018

      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #5,142
      State Ranking
      #27
      Trails
      19
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      2,962 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      538 ft
      Total Vertical
      329 ft
      Reports
      77
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      75

      Photos of Upper Paugussett State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Upper Gussy
      18 |
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      Upper Gussy, Newtown
      trail: Upper Gussy
      20 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:57am
      Jun 14, 2018
      Upper Gussy, Newtown
      trail: Jeep Trail
      9 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:54am
      Jun 14, 2018
      Jeep Trail, Newtown
      50 |
      Mar 9, 2017 @ 1:39am
      Mar 9, 2017
      Unmarked and Unsanctioned
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      user #635991cyclesnacktrailBlue Blazed Hiking TrailYou are correct. It's really a hiking trail...
      Apr 21, 2017 @ 7:10am
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      user #1128767stonanttrailBlue Blazed Hiking TrailCan't ride most of this trail, has some...
      Apr 19, 2017 @ 12:35pm
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