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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
      End of Echo Valley Rd 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
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      • 5

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 13, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      22
      Trails Mountain Bike
      22
      Trails Hike
      21
      Trails Trail Running
      21
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      2,961 ft
      Total Vertical
      329 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      538 ft
      Reports
      105
      Photos
      11
      Ridden Counter
      701

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance

      Photos of Upper Paugussett State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Upper Gussy
      19 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 10:08am
      Jan 1, 2021
      trail: Upper Gussy
      30 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 10:08am
      Jan 1, 2021
      trail: Upper Mulikin
      41 |
      Apr 30, 2020 @ 2:27pm
      Apr 30, 2020
      trail: Upper Gussy
      110 |
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      trail: Upper Gussy
      102 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:57am
      Jun 14, 2018
      trail: Jeep Trail
      76 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:54am
      Jun 14, 2018
      60 |
      Mar 9, 2017 @ 1:39am
      Mar 9, 2017
      54 |
      Mar 9, 2017 @ 1:27am
      Mar 9, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Upper Gussy
      Nov 21, 2020 @ 6:41am
      Nov 21, 2020
      Idealcr3ynolds
      Upper Mulikin
      Nov 21, 2020 @ 6:41am
      Nov 21, 2020
      Idealcr3ynolds
      Lower Mulikin (Reroute)
      Nov 21, 2020 @ 6:41am
      Nov 21, 2020
      Idealcr3ynolds
      Lower Mulikin (Old)
      Aug 22, 2020 @ 5:38am
      Aug 22, 2020
      Idealcr3ynolds
      Mulikin Reroute
      Dec 17, 2019 @ 2:00pm
      Dec 17, 2019
      Icycyclesnack HV NEMBA
      Poly Brody
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:30am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Very Drycyclesnack HV NEMBA
      Pond Brook Connector
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 3:55pm
      Jun 5, 2018
      Snow Packedcyclesnack HV NEMBA Not sure about the rest of the trail but...
      Blue Blazed Hiking Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      Unknownbrenthillier NSMBASignificant Damage from recent Tornado....
      Jeep Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      Unknownbrenthillier NSMBASignificant Damage from recent Tornado....
      Kissing Oak Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      Unknownbrenthillier NSMBASignificant Damage from recent Tornado....

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2008266PlumbBobMaddtrailBrody Road and 2 more
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 5:51pm
      Jun 1, 2021
      user #1584545JbellemareriddentrailBlue Blazed Hiking Trail
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 7:08am
      Apr 22, 2021
      user #2565546CrufiniriddentrailUpper Gussy
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 6:16pm
      Apr 8, 2021
      user #635991cyclesnackaddphoto in Newtown, Connecticut, United States and 1 more
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 10:08am
      Jan 1, 2021
      user #1153591MtbismychurchriddentrailUpper Gussy
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      Nov 24, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      George C. Waldo State Park 7 11.2 km
      Sunny Valley4.4 km
      Clatter valley 17.1 km
      Trolley Preserve 2 37.6 km
      Mine Hill 3 3 27.7 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2213 miles2,963 ft6 miles328 ft
      #6,423#2,93811105953
      Hike2112 miles2,907 ft6 miles328 ft
      #5,797#2,82310532
      Trail Running2112 miles2,907 ft6 miles328 ft
      #5,788#2,8141054
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