The Story of the Yawgoog Trails
More 20-Mile Routes for Hiking Merit Badge
Although detailed explanations for other 20-milers are beyond the scope of this guide, suggestions are listed below. These resources also offer options for shorter hikes, too.
- Tippecansett Plus
The Tippecansett Trail connects with other trails at Stepstone Falls. One path, the Ben Utter Trail, connects with the Breakheart and Escoheag trails; connections can then be made with the Mt. Tom, John B. Hudson, and Arcadia trails. Information about these routes can be found in the map of the Arcadia Wildlife Management Area from Great Swamp Press or in the out-of-print seventh edition of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Trail Guide. The North-South Trail also connects with the Tippecansett at Stepstone Falls; for more information, see Cliff Vanover's book, The North South Trail, or the Greenways Alliance of Rhode Island.
- Pachaug Trail
The Pachaug Trail, maintained by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA), connects with the Tippecansett Trail at Beach Pond and ends at Green Fall Pond. Hikers can use the Narragansett Trail to get to Yawgoog from Green Fall Pond; the distance from the pond to the state border on Camp Yawgoog Road is about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers). To learn more about the Pachaug Trail, consult the CFPA book Connecticut Walk Book East.
- Combo Hikes
A 20-mile route can be created by combining two of the 10-mile options mentioned in the guide, such as Connecticut Countryside and Seven Pond Path.
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