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blue Green Trail - Red Maple Swamp

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Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 125' 38 m
Descent: -187' -57 m
High: 739' 225 m
Low: 626' 191 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A doubletrack trail that becomes singletrack as it undulates gently into the forest.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Poison Ivy tends to thrive near the swamp areas here. Be on the lookout.

Description

Starting from Orange Access Trail - West after a little less than a mile, the trail curves right and comes to an intersection. Bear right, sticking with the green blazes, as the path draws you closer to the pond.

Find a rock to sit on near the water. You may be able to observe some water-based wildlife such as swans or beavers among the lilies.

The trail continues inland across an old stonewall and passes through a large field full of tall grass. Shortly after, the trail becomes heavily forested and is followed by a smaller field, with the Ned's Mountain parking lot just ahead.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ridgefield Open Space

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