Indian Well State Park - Trail Running
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.
Paugussett Trail has several starting points and each visitor of the trail can choice where to begin.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Indian Well State Park gets a 3 star rating for its rocky terrain, its complex hiking trails, obstacles such as wet mud, trees, large wall boulders and broken tree branches in front of your path as you hike up the Blue Blazed Trail.
Time To Complete
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.
The best time to visit the Paugussett trail is Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. In the Fall you will experience the leaves turning a bright yellow and the winter you can see the Indian Well Falls frozen and it is quite beautiful.
On Leash Only
The Paugussett trail does not restrict any dogs as long as they are on a leash and you are able to pick up all of the dogs droppings. However, at the Indian Well State Park beach area and boating ramp, dogs are not allowed.
CT registered vehicles on Weekends/Holidays is $9 and $5 dollars after 4pm. For non-registered vehicles it is 15 dollars and $6 dollars after 4pm. On the weekdays it is $5 dollars for registered vehicles and $6 dollars for unregistered vehicles. However, in the fall there is sometimes no fees when parking at the main parking lot throughout the weekdays.