|Length||6.38 Miles as loop|
|Altitude Gain||1083 feet over entire loop|
|Approximate Hike Time||4 hours|
|Trail Condition||Dirt path|
|Trail map||HikeCT large trail map|
The Zoar Trail is a blue blaze trail maintained by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. This trail exists within the Paugussett State Forest. The outer loop trail is closed during the summer to protect native nesting birds. The trail passes by the Prydden falls. This trail has a varity of mushrooms with interesting colors.
There is ample parking available for this trail. At the end of Great Quarter Rd, there is a large turn around that doubles as a parking lot. The trail length includes the distance walking along the road to complete the loop back to the parking lot.
Half way through the trail when the trial starts to loop back onto itself there is a very sharp gain in elevation. This part of the trail should not be attempted by beginner hikers.
There is a blue and yellow trail which closes off the end loop of thr trail and forms the shorter inner loop. This trail should be taken between the dates of April 15 and August 15.