Centennial Watershead Trail

Centennial Watershead Trail near Redding, CT

This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
6 miles
Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Redding, CT
User J-Train

This gentle trail is great for those looking to get out for a little stroll through the woods. It is not terribly difficult and is therefore excellent for those traveling with younger kids. The Centennial also affords many chances to come across wildlife in a natural setting that seems much more remote than the towns of Redding and Easton. On weekends, it is common to arrive upon others with the same thing in mind- a pleasant walk with a few friends and maybe one or two more of the four legged persuasion.

Regarding the trail itself, it is mostly flat only being interrupted with the occasional small hill, making it perfect for little ones, aching knees or even cross country skiing. There are a few shorter sections towards the begining where it follows Poverty Hollow and Foundry Roads in Redding but for the most part, it is set far back from any homes or outside noise and just bridges the gap between Pinetree Road and the southern boundary of Huntington State Park. For those who might consider skiing the trail though, make sure that there is plenty of good cover. In places, short sections of the trail can become rocky. Otherwise, it all is quite clear and is in good order, with bridges spanning stream crossings and blue blazes marking the trail where appropriate.


From Fairfield:

Take Black Rock Turnpike (Route 58) north past Easton's Apple Barn and the Trout Brook Valley area. Continue on Black Rock to Redding. On the left, there will eventually be a Mobil station. Just past this very same station on the right, there is a narrow, winding road called Pinetree Road. Take the right on to Pinetree Road and the Centennial Watershead Trailhead will come up shortly on the left


Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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