Trip report

Hiking Hidden Valley Preserve

Hiking/Walk DATE: 08/06/2011 - 08/06/2011

Trip/Event Location: Washington Depot, CT

Trip Leader(s):

Max # People: 20

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

We'll start our 4.2 mile hike along an old rail bed along the Shepaug River before turning uphill until reaching the Clam Shell, a lovely overlook of the valley and hills beyond (and we'll

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Make your way to Washington Depot, Ct. (mapquest link below). Just north of where Rte. 47 crosses the Shepaug River in the town turn onto River Rd. (you'll be heading west). River Rd., which passes behind the town center, will turn to the left and follow the river. Continue on River Rd. until it ends, which is when the road turns right and becomes Lower Church Hill Rd. At this juncture turn left and down into the dirt parking area (if full there's another parking area just beyond the small bridge). Meet at the easily identifiable trailhead at the edge of the parking area.

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