Naugatuck Trail

New Haven County, Connecticut

Elevation Gain342ft
Trailhead Elevation462ft
Elevation Min/Max302/462ft
Elevation Start/End462/462ft

Naugatuck Trail

Naugatuck Trail is a hiking trail in New Haven County, Connecticut. It is a mile long and begins at 462 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 342 feet. This trail connects with the following: Narrows Trail, West Loop Trail, Big Tree Trail and Ridge Trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Daniel Case
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"This short but challenging hike leads to a spectacular view of the Naugatuck River valley. Twenty miles from suburban coastal Connecticut, the Naugatuck River valley is delightfully undeveloped—offering a sense of remoteness that belies its presence in a small, populous state—and easily accessible. The river is followed by the CT 8 freeway, the main north–south route in western Connecticut, and the Waterbury Branch of Metro-North’s New Haven Line. Between two of its stations, in the towns of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls, lies almost half of the 5,000-acre Naugatuck State Forest. Here road, river, and rail follow the narrow gorge between steep, rocky, dramatic peaks."

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Trail Information

New Haven County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
Naugatuck State Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Naugatuck
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