Trail Running in New Haven, CT

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  1. West Rock Ridge State Park is an adventure for those who want to emerge themselves in all types of nature, from trails, to caves (Judges Cave), to a glistening blue-green lake that seems like a hidden secret from the concrete city that surrounds it.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    4.0 miles
    Duration
    At West Rock Ridge the Red Trail is a total of 6.75 mile that begins at South Overlook between two stone pillars.
  2. Conneticut's biggest land preserve provides a "choose your own adventure" experience for ambitious trail runners.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    25.0 miles
    Duration
    It'll most likely take around 2 hours to move from front to back of the park, though if you explore all the intertwined trails it could take considerably longer.
  3. Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.7 miles
    Duration
    40 minutes to as long as you want
  4. East Rock is perfect for those looking to get in a workout or find a little fresh air before or after work, or even during lunchtime.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    1.6 miles
    Duration
    20 minutes to as long as you want
  5. Sleeping Giant State parks begins with your entrance to the Tower Trail, a 1.6-mile hike, or run that leads you to a stone observation tower at the peak of Mt. Carmel. Things become adventurous the moment you pass the brownish red Tower Trail rules and regulations sign, and you find yourself on with a wide and rocky terrain.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.7 miles
    Duration
    Sleeping Giant State Park takes a little less than an hour to complete, around 25-30 minutes. This estimate works for both hikers and runners. However, depending on your skill and the obstacles around the route, it can take beginners an hour to accomplish the Tower Trail.
  6. Surprisingly wild-feeling hiking in the middle of New Haven.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    1.8 miles
    Duration
    The park has several short trails - at a casual pace you can walk all of them in about an hour. From the parking lot to the wetlands overlook platform is about a 20 minute walk.
  7. Kettletown State Park is great for those who want to escape and explore the wonderful scenery of mother nature. Kettletown State Park offers you a scenic view of Lake Zoar from hills that are covered with trees. It is here on top of these hills that one experiences mother nature in complete silence, far away of what we might think of civilization.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.6 miles
    Duration
    The Crest Trail can be challenging to those who are not experienced trail runners. The trail is filled with several obstacles, from upslope hills, to boulders, fallen trees, wet surfaces, and rocky terrain.
  8. Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    4.0 miles
    Duration
    Half hour to as long as you want
  9. The Paugussett Trail is a 9-mile trail that starts at several locations; giving you as a trail runner the options too chose your starting point. The Paugussett Trail at Indian Well State Park has several trails the White-Blazed access trail and the Blue Blazed trail.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    10.5 miles
    Duration
    Paugssett Trail is 9 miles in total and might take up to 4 hours to complete depending on which town and distance you decided to trail run from. Another factor that determines your time is your experience and skill.
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