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Trail of the Week: Saugatuck Trail, Connecticut

The rocky trail hugs the Saugatuck Reservoir in Connecticut.

Our Trail of the Week feature is made possible through a partnership with Trail Run Project, a crowd-sourced collaboration by and for the running community. Thanks to Tom Robson for mapping and describing this route.

This trail, like most in Connecticut, is full of rocks and roots.

The start of this trail crosses multiple small bridges, and there are multiple opportunities to see Connecticut’s state flower, the mountain laurel.

Blue blazes will keep you on course, and throughout the route you will be treated to overlooks, water views and more. The singletrack trail hugs the shore and ridgelines of the Saugatuck Reservoir.

The Data

Miles: 10.7

Runnable: 95 percent

Average Grade: 4 percent

Max Grade: 32 percent

Total Ascent: 907 feet

Total Descent: -1,092 feet

Highest Elevation: 523 feet

For a closer look, check out the interactive map, data, photos courtesy of Trail Run Project: