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Narragansett Trail

Length: 16.3 miles

Towns: Voluntown, North Stonington

Trail Overview: The Narragansett Trail in Connecticut is a multifaceted trail that passes thorough rich forestland and active wildlife refuge areas. The trail follows and crosses several brooks, traverses wild ravines, and passes five ponds and lakes. The trail offers many panoramic vistas along the way, including those from the summits of Lantern Hill and High Ledge. On a clear day, hikers may be able to see all the way to Long Island Sound. The trail joins the Pachaug Trail in Pachaug State Forest; it also passes near The Nature Conservancy's Gladys Foster Preserve, and offers opportunities for loop hikes where it connects with other CFPA trails. The Narragansett Trail continues into Rhode Island at Camp Yawgoog and that section is maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club. Along the border the trail shares footage with the Tippecansett Trail.

Longer backpacking trips can be achieved by linking the Quinebaug, Pachaug, Nehantic, and Narragansett Trails. Four overnight shelters in the State Forest can be used by backpackers on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more info on the backcountry shelters and to reserve a space, click here

Allowed Uses: Hiking

Partners: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), The Nature Conservancy