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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Links
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Dec 12, 2019

      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #5,819
      State Ranking
      #34
      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
      115
      Photos
      27
      Ridden Counter
      227

      Photos of Upper Paugussett State Forest Mountain Bike

      77 |
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 10:34am
      Jan 5, 2019
      113 |
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 8:08am
      Dec 27, 2018
      60 |
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 8:08am
      Dec 27, 2018
      49 |
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 8:07am
      Dec 27, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Poly Brody
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:30am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Very Drycyclesnack HV NEMBA
      Lower Mulikin (Reroute)
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:30am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Very Drycyclesnack HV NEMBA
      Upper Gussy
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:30am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Very Drycyclesnack HV NEMBA Found a re-route that's way too easy and...
      Blue Blazed Hiking Trail
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:30am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Very Drycyclesnack HV NEMBA
      Columbia Mountain
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 10:42pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      DryVanillasuede Very agressive climb up the front (pushed...
      Upper Mulikin
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 4:19pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      Drycyclesnack HV NEMBA
      Mulikin Reroute
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 4:19pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      Drycyclesnack HV NEMBA Tweaked one of the turns. Need to come...
      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....
      Blue Blazed Hiking Trail
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:59am
      May 17, 2018
      Unknownbrenthillier NSMBASignificant Damage from recent Tornado....

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1309489WillieJacobszcommenttrailBlue Blazed Hiking Trail
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 4:52pm
      Sep 23, 2019
      user #635991cyclesnackaddreportUpper Gussy and 7 more
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 10:37am
      Sep 21, 2019
      user #1118059shredderIIIriddentrailUpper Gussy and 4 more
      Jul 15, 2019 @ 6:59pm
      Jul 15, 2019
      user #390943willikgriddentrailPond Brook Connector and 5 more
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 5:17pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      user #1571272JmutuskiriddentrailPoly Brody
      May 29, 2019 @ 2:30pm
      May 29, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1309489WillieJacobsztrailBlue Blazed Hiking TrailIn Trailforks you can change the designation...
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 4:52pm
      Sep 23, 2019
      user #1652446MontanacrewreportColumbia MountainDry up to last switchback. Then patchy snow...
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 8:09am
      Oct 22, 2018
      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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      George C. Waldo State Park 6 21.2 km
      Sunny Valley4.4 km
      Kettletown State Park 2 15.7 km
      Clatter valley 17.1 km
      Trolley Preserve 27.6 km
      • By cyclesnack HV NEMBA & contributors
      • Admins: HV NEMBA, FC NEMBA
      • #3314 - 6,492 views
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