Tunxis Trail (South), Southington

Directions: I-84 to exit 31, West St. Southington go South off ramp on West St. Turn right at light onto Jude Lane (1st light if coming from the West, 2nd if coming from the East). Follow Jude Lane to the end, turn left on Mount Vernon Rd. Go 1 mile to Whitman Rd on the right. Parking and trailhead are about 200 feet up on the left.

Trail Information: Follow Blue blazed trail south about .2 m. then turn right, mostly climbing up abandoned dirt road/trail for 1.3 m. still follow blue marks to reservoir. gravel access road goes right along res. bare left over rock and keep climbing along blue blazed trail. At 2.4 m. trail turns sharp right along woods road. 2.8 m. turn sharp right again still following blue blazes descend .7 m. to gravel access road. Turn right, follow access road along res. From the end of the res return along blue blazed trail the way you came. Total is about 5.8 miles.

Miscellaneous Information: If you have the CT Walk Book this run follows the Tunxis Mainline Trail to the res. go left on the Stonehouse Trail, right on Woodtick Trail, right again on the Mainline Trail and return to start

Bill Gibbs