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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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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      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #4,167
      State Ranking
      #15
      Trails
      19
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      2,983 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      538 ft
      Total Vertical
      329 ft
      Reports
      33
      Photos
      3
      Ridden Counter
      70

      Photos of Upper Paugussett State Forest Mountain Bike

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      trail: Upper Mulikin
      25 |
      Apr 21, 2017 @ 7:14am
      Apr 21, 2017
      Upper Mulikin, Newtown
      44 |
      Mar 9, 2017 @ 1:39am
      Mar 9, 2017
      Unmarked and Unsanctioned
      50 |
      Mar 9, 2017 @ 1:27am
      Mar 9, 2017
      Unmarked and Unsanctioned
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      Recent Comments

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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
      Apr 19, 2017
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