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Red Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (5)

A single and doubletrack mix that loops around the perimeter of the park.


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Map Key

4.7

Miles

7.6

KM

Singletrack

657' 200 m

High

549' 167 m

Low

321' 98 m

Up

288' 88 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Closed at dark.

Description

The Red Trail loops the entire Gay City State Park and borders the Meshomasic State Forest along the south and west. The trail is predominantly wide singletrack or doubletrack. However, the northernmost section of the trail tends to be a bit narrower and there is a short and steep section in the northwest corner as it leaves an old road grade and descends to the Blackledge River at the Beaver Dam bridge.

The intersecting White Trail can be used as an alternate route on the east side of the loop back to the main parking area.

Parking in the summer is at the White Trail trailhead. Winter parking is closer to Highway 85 near the Red Trail trailhead.

Contacts

Local Club: CT NEMBA

May 4, 2017: Oxford Trail School: May 20

Apr 22, 2017: The Great Give 2017

Dec 29, 2016: Winterfest 2017

Land Manager: Connecticut DEEP

Shared By:

Jonathan Gourley

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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Photos

Ladder bridge over large pine tree blow-down at junction of Red Trail and unblazed trail from Highway 85.
Jul 26, 2017 near Manchester, CT
Looking west at junction of Red and Orange Trails. A small wooded triangle is formed by the intersection of these two trails.
Jul 26, 2017 near Manchester, CT
Start of White Trail. Summer parking lot.
Jul 26, 2017 near Terramu…, CT
Bridge by beaver dam
Jul 20, 2015 near Manchester, CT

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Hunter Dansin
Rocky and muddy. 5.3mi — 1h 04m
Oct 9, 2017
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Jul 23, 2017
Chris M
North Loop 2.5mi
Jun 25, 2017
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Apr 15, 2017
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