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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

495' 151 m

High

333' 101 m

Low

171' 52 m

Up

123' 37 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Description

In November, 1988, a new trail just over a mile long was dedicated on land donated by James and JoAnne McMurray. Located on a 14.5 acre tract behind John Read Middle School, the Dan Beard Trail was named in honor of the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, who lived for a time in Redding and owned the property through which the trail runs. It is a loop trail that begins and ends off Route 53, one-tenth of a mile south of the school.

As part of the new Saugatuck Valley linkage plan, this path has been extended northward as the Reeve Biggers Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Redding Land Trust

Shared By:

Robert Given

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#52

in Connecticut

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Where Dan Beard Loop meets Biggers Trail.
Feb 2, 2023 near Redding , CT
Entrance to trail by amphitheater.
Apr 25, 2023 near Redding , CT

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