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Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail

Berlin, CT

Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Berlin, Connecticut that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs must be kept on leash to use this trail.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Devil's Den Preserve Trail
by Jeff T.

1 Completed 0 Reviews

Great spot for year-round hiking.
Enjoy the solitude at Godfrey Pond.

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Tory Den Loop (Mile of Ledges)
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5 Completed 0 Reviews

This was a very fun hike with a variety of challenging levels. The trail makes its way through some beautiful flatter areas, then all of a sudden brings you to a rock face. It was a great experience and a hike I'd make again.

Signs posted at the trailhead noted an update to the trail with the blazes remarked to yellow dots as of the end of September. I had seen here that the blazes weren't marked that well, so I was hopeful, but, I still had a hard time following the markers. I passed several other hikers along the way who also had difficulty keeping up with the markers. I think it still needs a little work!

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Penwood State Park
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56 Completed 79 Reviews

Followed the yellow trail up. Beautiful views most of the way. Very easy terrain. We ended up somehow on an old road then on the blue Metacomet. Up a set of rock steps to a beautiful overlook. Well worth it. We started to continue on blue but decided to turn back. We followed blue to a road which brought us down to Lake Louise and a hiker kiosk. The lake with the foliage was beautiful. We then followed blue down. A nice wooded trail, a few interesting ruins just off trail. Ended up back at a road by a lake/body of water. Nice hike. Map was a bit confusing. Trails aren't well blazed but well maintained.

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Indian Council Caves Trail
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

just did it. It's not too hard. I would put it in the medium category. The hike to the boulders took about 40 minutes but i was moving quickly. I like the changes in scenery and the variation in the terrain. Overall a nice hike on a nice sunny day!

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Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail was a good workout. The trails are sometimes hard to follow and very rocky throughout. Steep in some places but great views.

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Nature Trails
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9 Completed 7 Reviews

Beautiful trail during the fall season. The walk around the five lakes is stunning but the trail markers can be misleading or nonexistent. Lots of wildlife, beaver dams and birch tree forest. Great place to take a picnic and kick back- not at all strenuous.

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Tyler Mill Run
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

We found Tyler Mill Run when we were looking for local geocaching. The geocaches were fine, but we were much happier finding the park and its wealth of trails! We've revisited many times since then- in all season, sometimes with our beagle buddy wriggley. There are some great views and wonderful wildlife all around because its a preserve as well. The trails are decently marked- for the most part but we wish that we could find a printed (or online!) trail map! Anyone know where we could find one?

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Glacial Boulders
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Just following up with a link for the trail.

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Glacial Boulders
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

This trail is marked well and is a good trail. The only problem is actually finding the trail head. We parked on Birch Mountain Road where the power lines are an went in from there. This is the second time I hiked this trail - the first time there was no one around. Today, a Sunday, we met with a few hikers and one group of crazy mountain bikers. This trail is moderate with a few challenges. The loop was easy. I recommend this trail for any hikers. It's beautiful. I uploaded a picture of the map we found on the trail.

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Devil's Den Preserve Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

As a lot of the others have said, a great, relatively easy chill Sunday hike. Really great walk through the woods, conveniently close, with easy access. Trails themselves were pretty well maintained and not at all challenging, but not so flat as to be super dull.

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