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Penwood Road

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.7 mile 5.9 kilometer loop
Paved Path
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 381' 116 m
Descent: -384' -117 m
High: 729' 222 m
Low: 438' 133 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by John Taylor

The roughly paved main loop of southern Penwood State park.

John Taylor

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

No night riding

Description

This trail begins by the lower gate in the parking lot. It starts relatively flat but becomes a steady descent after a half mile, allowing one to coast all the way to the picnic area and bathrooms. From there, the trail passes through a small gate and begins a quick but steep ascent to Lake Louise.

From the viewing platform at Lake Louise, the trail flattens out and turns left, around the swampy south shore of the lake. A little more than a tenth of a mile later, the trail takes a sharper left turn and begins its way back South. After a steady but short ascent to the viewing area of the Yellow Trail, this trail begins a moderate, but lengthy descent. In the last two tenths of a mile descend very quickly back to the lot.

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Land Manager: Connecticut DEEP

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