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.
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: