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Length 0.0 miles (0 km) [1]
Location Connecticut
Designation CFPA Blue-Blazed Trail
Use hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, other
Hiking details
Hazards hunters, deer ticks, poison ivy

The TestTrail is a 0.0-mile (0 km) Blue-Blazed hiking trail.

Trail description[edit]

The TestTrail is primarily used for hiking, backpacking, picnicking, and in the winter, snowshoeing.

Portions of the trail are suitable for, and are used for, cross-country skiing and geocaching. Site-specific activities enjoyed along the route include bird watching, hunting (very limited), fishing, horseback riding, bouldering and rock climbing (limited).

Trail route[edit]

Trail communities[edit]

The official Blue-Blazed TestTrail passes through land located within the following municipalities, from south to north:

Landscape, geology, and natural environment[edit]

History and folklore[edit]

The Blue-Blazed TestTrail was created by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association.

Origin and name[edit]

Historic sites[edit]


Hiking the trail[edit]

The mainline trail is blazed with blue rectangles. Trail descriptions are available from a number of commercial and non-commercial sources, and a complete guidebook is published by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association

Weather along the route is typical of Connecticut. Conditions on exposed ridge tops and summits may be harsher during cold or stormy weather.[2] Lightning is a hazard on exposed summits and ledges during thunderstorms. Snow is common in the winter and may necessitate the use of snowshoes. Ice can form on exposed ledges and summits, making hiking dangerous without special equipment.

Biting insects can be bothersome during warm weather. Parasitic deer ticks (which are known to carry Lyme disease) are a potential hazard.

Wearing bright orange clothing during the hunting season (Fall through December) is recommended.

Conservation and maintenance of the trail corridor[edit]

Recognition / Inspiration Programs[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Colson, Ann T. (2006). Connecticut Walk Book West (19th edition). Connecticut Forest and Park Association. ISBN 0961905263. 
  2. ^ NOAA

Further reading[edit]

Books – Connecticut Hiking [edit]

Books – Connecticut History and Geography [edit]

External links[edit]

Specific to this trail: