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  • Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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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 Feb 28, 2019

      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #5,480
      State Ranking
      #29
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      2,961 ft
      Total Vertical
      329 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      538 ft
      Reports
      78
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      90

      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateinfo
      Blue Blazed Hiking Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      Significant Damage from recent Tornado....
      Blue Blazed Hiking Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      Significant Damage from recent Tornado....
      Jeep Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      Significant Damage from recent Tornado....

      Photos of Upper Paugussett State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Upper Gussy
      25 |
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      Upper Gussy, Newtown
      trail: Upper Gussy
      25 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:57am
      Jun 14, 2018
      Upper Gussy, Newtown
      trail: Jeep Trail
      12 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:54am
      Jun 14, 2018
      Jeep Trail, Newtown
      52 |
      Mar 9, 2017 @ 1:39am
      Mar 9, 2017
      Unmarked and Unsanctioned
      more photos »

      Recent Comments

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      user #635991cyclesnacktrailBlue Blazed Hiking TrailYou are correct. It's really a hiking trail...
      Apr 21, 2017 @ 7:10am
      Apr 21, 2017
      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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      Recent Activity

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      user #1699415kab0706addreportUpper Gussy
      Feb 28, 2019 @ 12:11pm
      Feb 28, 2019
      user #1699415kab0706riddentrailUpper Mulikin and 1 more
      Feb 28, 2019 @ 12:09pm
      Feb 28, 2019
      user #1699415kab0706checkintrailUpper Mulikin and 1 more
      Feb 28, 2019 @ 12:09pm
      Feb 28, 2019
      user #1269936KeithparksaddridelogFeb 4, 2019 ride log
      Feb 4, 2019 @ 10:35am
      Feb 4, 2019
      user #1699421RyanlibbyriddentrailPoly Brody and 3 more
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 8:51am
      Jan 16, 2019
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