Tunxis Regional Trails
Southington, Bristol, Wolcott, Plymouth, Burlington, New Hartford, 43.4 miles
Began: February 2008
Completed: November 2008
As mentioned in the Tunxis Mainline Trail introduction, the “Tunxis Trail” is actually a bunch of trails – one that goes from Southington to the MA border in Hartland (with a break in Bristol along the way) and then the many other regional trails that are all also called the Tunxis Trail.
In fact, if you are driving on Route 69 in Burlington, you’ll find that the “Tunxis Trail” crosses that road several times. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the trail just zig-zags across that road over and over again. Alas, they are actually different trails all with the same designation. Fun stuff.
I hope to make sense of this mess somehow and present my trip reports of the “Regional” trails (as I call them) separately. Some of these trails make for better hikes than the Mainline Tunxis. Some do not.
Whatever, I’ll hike them all.
2015 Update: There were some changes to the Southington Region Trails up on Compounce Ridge and in the Burlington Region as well between 2012 and 2014. I have tried to update my pages as best as possible, but my hike pages are usually point-in-time. It’s always best to consult the true source for this stuff – the CFPA!
As these hikes were done a long time ago, the pictures when viewing on a desktop are tiny and bad.
Southington Region Trails
South: Stonehouse, Woodtick, Bobcat, and Steep Climb Trails, February 2008
North: Compounce Ridge and Compounce Cascade Trails , March 2008
Nepaug Region Trails, March 2008