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Hitchcock Meadow Trail

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1.3 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 661' 202 m
Descent: -219' -67 m
High: 1,820' 555 m
Low: 1,177' 359 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by David Smith

This trail should only be used if you're lost... I wouldn't recommend it if you want to enjoy a hike.

David Smith

Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

This is a remote trail with poor maintenance and may be impassible (in parts).

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I only added this trail because it still appears on the DCR's map; I wouldn't recommend it as a hiking destination.

Description

This trail follows an assortment of blazes ranging from blue blazes, blue plastic triangles to pink and orange flagging. It branches left off Basin Brook Trail at an unsigned junction, onto an old woods road. It follows this doubletrack for a ways, then it becomes devoid of blazes and follows the brook (keep the brook on your right). Eventually, it connects to some blue plastic triangles and becomes a little easier to navigate. It ascends to the top of the hill over singletracks and doubletracks; hug the blazes or flagging closely (as it is very easy to lose the trail through here). Just below the hill, there is supposedly a spur that goes to a small pond (I was unable to find this spur). It continues to push its way through broken limbs and Beech saplings until it comes out to another woods road (this one more prominent). Take the road to the right; don't take a left as this part of the road is closed. It follows the road to the end of Moody Spring Road. I wouldn't recommend this trail during the summer as the blazes would probably be obscured by the foliage.
It's difficult to ascertain the name of this trail as it isn't shown on the DCR's map and there isn't any signage (on location). While Google Maps shows a road listed as Hitchcock Meadow Trail, the name (most likely) refers to this trail.

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