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  • Icy
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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
      #4,469
      State Ranking
      #20
      Trails
      18
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      3,189 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      538 ft
      Total Vertical
      329 ft
      Reports
      75
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      71

      Photos of Upper Paugussett State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Upper Gussy
      2 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:57am
      Jun 14, 2018
      Upper Gussy, Newtown
      trail: Jeep Trail
      3 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:54am
      Jun 14, 2018
      Jeep Trail, Newtown
      46 |
      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
      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 #114269brenthillierupdateregionUpper Paugussett State Forest
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 11:57am
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      Jun 16, 2018 @ 6:47pm
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      user #635991cyclesnackaddridelogJun 16, 2018 ride log
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 6:39pm
      Jun 16, 2018
      user #635991cyclesnackaddphoto in Newtown, Connecticut, United States and 1 more
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:54am
      Jun 14, 2018
      user #635991cyclesnackaddpoiTrees down and 1 more
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