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Best Trails in Durham

Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail

Berlin, CT

Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Berlin, CT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Mattabesset Trail - Beseck Ridge from Rt 68 to Rt 66
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

I did the first few miles of this trail, and it was beautiful! Goes through forests and along relatively exposed ledges. Hilly, lots of variety in the vegetation and the views. There's only room for a few cars at the trailhead, so just beware!

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Pistapaug Mountain
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice hike. Nice stop with a view near the top over the reservoir.

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Pistapaug Mountain
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

easy hike with a beautiful view of the reservoir. definitely worth seeing

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Mattabesset Trail - Beseck Ridge from Rt 68 to Rt 66
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

went here for first time with my wife ... nice trail w nice ups and downs and very clean and not trashed... rare these days...even better is that it's close to home! The only real gripe we had was the view of tilcons operation ripping down the other mountain...expect to see a LOT of fallen trees from recent storms ... definitely looks like a great place to camp... we will be back for sure !

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Millers Pond Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

1/1/16 - After an extremely enjoyable hike with friends, we were chatting afterwards by our vehicles, when we observe an unattended dog on a rock for approximately 10 minutes. Eventually three cyclists emerge from the main trail with this dog following. The dog immediately runs over to us, we asked the owner to control her as we have dogs, unfortunately she does not listen and the owner must take her away by the collar. Approximately 15-20 minutes later the dog is back at our vehicles and we repeat our request to her owner to leash her and remind him that there is a leash requirement. It is frustrating and irritating the people like this are encountered.

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Pistapaug Mountain
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Lovely trail. Bring snacks. Water. More snacks. Fully charged phone. Change of clothes. Really good snacks. This is an incredibly poorly marked trail. We were lost on top of lost.

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Mica Ledges Trail
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15 Completed 15 Reviews

Along the Mattabasset trail up towards the Mica Ledges you'll pass a massive boulder that's been nicknamed the 'Pyramid' which is a nice highlight. There are several nice views from the ledges themselves. The trail is well-maintained and nicely marked.

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Millers Pond Trail
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Millers Pond Trail
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44 Completed 42 Reviews

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Mattabesset Trail - Beseck Ridge from Rt 68 to Rt 66
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Completed a stretch from route 77 to route 68. 9.47 miles. just before route 68 is Cattails shelter. Wish I had planned ahead to stay ovenight. It is well kept and very dry even in the rain. et even supply firewood. This hike was beautiful with frequent vistas some pretty steep climbs followed by rolling flat across ridge lines. One of the prettiest areas along the New England Trail which includes the Mattabesset Trail.