7 miles
Distance
947 ft
Climb
-1,106 ft
Descent
00:43:59
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mattabesett / NET sec CT 9 (Mt. Pisgah) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Rockland Preserve
    Madison, Connecticut
  • Ref Number
    BlueBlaze
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Hiking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running

A long and tough section (9) of the New England Trail, or the 60 mile Mattabesett Trail with a junction with the Menunkatuck Trail.

This section of trail traverses the Broomstick Ledges, Northwoods and Bluff Head Preserve, over 500 acres of land protected by the Guilford Land Conservation Trust. Geologically unique, the Bluff Head summit is an exposed ridge with unparalleled views. Highlights of this section include the rugged Broomstick Ledges (made up of gray schist which was originally sea bottom), the open summit of Mount Pisgah with excellent views of Coginchaug Valley, Mica Ledges, the Selectmen’s Stones, and a huge boulder called “The Pyramid.”

Trail passes through Durham, North Branford, Guilford, and Madison.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mattabesett / NET sec CT 9 (Mt. Pisgah) hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -160 ft
  • Altitude min
    259 ft
  • Altitude max
    623 ft
  • Altitude start
    427 ft
  • Altitude end
    266 ft
  • Grade
    -0.4%
  • Grade max
    -43.3%
  • Grade min
    30%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,104 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:59
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Trail Conditions
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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