Portions of the blue-blazed Tunxis Trail between Rte 202 and Rte 44, in the Nepaug State Forest in New Hartford, have been relocated. Northbound on Rte 202, the trail crosses the Nepaug River and now turns left into the woods, continuing to the Nepaug State Forest parking lot. Further north, the mainline trail now follows the previous blue/yellow trail. The blue/green (Shelter Four) trail has been extended on both ends along the forest road to reach the new mainline blue blazed trail.
The Tunxis Trail has been relocated where it crosses Rt 219 in Barkhamsted. The trail now crosses Rt 219 at the intersection with Hillcrest Dr. The trailhead parking area on Rt 219 has been deemed unsafe because of the sightlines, the speed of traffic, and the guardrail that hikers have to climb over. A new map will be posted shortly. Please follow the blue blazes.
The Tunxis Trail, in the vicinity of Sawmill Rd and Johnnycake Mountain, is impassable because of a recent housing development. Please follow the detailed bypass instructions outlined below.