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Ambler Trail - Devil's Den, CT

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.55 miles
Trailhead Elevation 394 feet
Elevation Gain 112 feet
Accumulated Gain 164 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.1
Interest Seasonal Waterfall, Perennial Waterfall, Seasonal Creek & Perennial Creek
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30  2012-12-20
Lucius Pond Ordway / Devil's Den Preserve
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Routes 15,958
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Preferred   May, Sep, Jun, Oct
Sun  6:42am - 5:34pm
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Ambler Trail - Devil's Den is a 0.55 mile one way hike with 164 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 12 miles west-northwest of Bridgeport Connecticut. May and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: The Ambler Trail is one of the crown jewels of Devil's Den Preserve, traversing the Ambler Gorge as Ambler Brook creates several small cascades, and topping out at two ledges with wintertime views. It connects to the Den Trail (post #44) and the Donahue Trail (post #46).

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Permit $$
No fee, however you must take a free map from the kiosk as your permit for hiking in the Nature Conservancy Devil's Den Preserve.

Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
From the Merritt Parkway (CT-15) take Exit 42 and proceed north on CT-57 for 3.8 miles. Bear right at light onto CT-53 and proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Godfrey Road and proceed .5 miles. Turn right onto Pent Road (note Nature Conservancy sign). Follow to end of road and trailhead parking lot.

GPS address: 33 Pent Road, Weston, CT.
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