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    Mattabesett Trail blue Blazes

    Middletown, Connecticut
    Elevation Gain1,039ft
    Trailhead Elevation536ft
    Elevation Min/Max477/663ft
    Elevation Start/End536/536ft

    Mattabesett Trail blue Blazes

    Mattabesett Trail (blue Blazes) is a hiking trail in Middletown, Connecticut. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 536 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,039 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. Bear Hill (elevation 653 feet) can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Seven Falls Loop, Bear Hill Loop (blue/yellow Blazes) and Blue Blazes.
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    Part of the Westwoods system (see my comments above), this section is probably the most scenic, as the trails wind both below and atop the rock ledge along the marsh. Watch for mountain bikers and pick up a copy of the map in Guilford.

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    AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
    Rene Laubach & Charles W. G. Smith
    "The out-and-back walk to Coginchaug Cave is along the Mattabesett Trail, a section of the New England National Scenic Trail. From the trailhead near the top of the hill, the blue-blazed Mattabesett Trail on the right enters a scenic woodland of yellow and black birch, beech, and sassafras rising above a shrubby understory of witch hazel and sweet pepperbush. Sweet pepperbush, also called Indian soap and summersweet, is recognized by its slender spike of dainty white summertime flowers. The plant prefers the moist, rich soils at the edges of wetlands. When the flowers are rubbed between wet palms, the petals produce a light, white lather." Read more

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