Shenipsit Trail (CT)

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Trail information

Fee free
Trail Condition Dirt path, periods of crushed gravel
Activities Hiking
Maintainer CT Forest and Park Association (CFPA)
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Description

The Shenipsit trail runs South to North from Gadpouch Rd in Cobalt, CT to Old Country Rd in Somers, CT. In between the Souther and Northern section there is a long road walk that can be completed for thru hikers. There are blazes along the road to guide hikers.

Gadpouch Rd to Route 2


Trail information

Blaze Color Blue
Length 7.88 miles
Altitude Gain

South to North: 1450 ft

North to South: 1370 ft

Approximate Hike Time 4.3 hours
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Gadpouch Rd is a dirt road. There are serval places alongside of the road where cars can park along side the road. There is room for about 8 cars at various places along the road. There is also room for 4 cars at the intersection of Old Town Rd and Gadpouch Rd

There is a while blaze that leaves the Shenipsit trail just before the trail crosses route 2. It is not recommended to cross route 2 as it is a 4 lane highway with no cross walk for hikers. The while trail provides a good opportunity for a car spot. The white trail exits onto Dickenson Rd. There is parking available for 6 cars in a little parking lot just short of the end of the road.

Grahaber Rd to Gulf Rd


Trail information

Blaze Color Blue
Length 6.39 miles
Altitude Gain

South to North: 1093 ft

North to South: 997 ft

Approximate Hike Time 3.1 hours
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