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Den Trail - Devil's Den, CT

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.48 miles
Trailhead Elevation 442 feet
Elevation Gain 78 feet
Accumulated Gain 89 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.78
Dogs not allowed
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35  2012-12-22
Lucius Pond Ordway / Devil's Den Preserve
chumley
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Sun  5:36am - 6:00pm
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Overview: The Den Trail is the continuation of the Pent Trail along the western side of Devil's Den Preserve. It begins at the Saugatuck Trail (post #10) and ends at the Donahue Trail junction (post #49) where it then becomes the Bedford Trail.

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2012-12-23
  • Devil's Den Preserve Map
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    Devil's Den Preserve Map

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.

Most recent Triplog Review
Den Trail - Devil's Den
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After my Thursday introduction to Devil's Den, I returned Saturday after a rain-filled Friday.

It was about 34, and there were scattered snow showers as I got going. I had set a goal of getting a GPS track on the remainder of the trails in the preserve that I had not hit on Thursday, hoping to get them uploaded into a Mapped Area in HAZ. My rough estimate was about 9 miles, but it turned out to be almost two more. I did have to back track on a couple of trails to meet my requirements, which was a little bit of a pain.

But it was a nice day and I got to see some cool old sawmill relics. I also really enjoyed the Hiltebeitel Trail, which runs along a rocky ridgeline and was by far the most interesting of all the trails in the preserve.

Ultimately, I got to all the trails and felt a good sense of accomplishment. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I spent more time getting all the data into HAZ than I actually spent hiking it! I do hope somebody else uses it sometime (Bob, Alex? I'm looking at you!)

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.


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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.
page created by chumley on Dec 23 2012 1:16 pm
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