3.32 mi

Elevation gain

1,138 ft

Technical difficulty


Elevation loss

1,138 ft

Max elevation

732 ft



Min elevation

538 ft

Trail type



5 hours 30 minutes




August 31, 2015


August 2015

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732 ft
538 ft
3.32 mi

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near Warrenville, Connecticut (United States)

The Friedman Forest consists of 143 acres of land which has one main loop trail called the "Friedman Trail". It is very well blazed and easy to get around. The trail is 1.6 miles in length. One section takes you to a beautiful pond view. There are couple of bridges along the trail to make crossing a brook and wet area easier. You start out in low country and then head up a slight hill to another ecosystem. There are some magnificent old trees along the trail. If you wish you can take the "Pinkham" purple blazed trail over to Colt Road (some maps call it Cowles Road) and back (it branches off the main trail). It is not a very good trail, some blazes are hard to spot (even harder for me because purple just doesn't stick out). As of my 2015 visit I would not recommend the purple trail to everyone! The Pickham trail does pass through private property, so stay on the trail. That trail is 1 mile round trip. There are a number of GEOCaches along the main trail, give them a look. There is more information out on the 'Net, if you so desire. This is one of the many great areas provided by - my website is Happy trails to all!

Bridge Over Brook

Nice bridge over main brook

Small Bridge Over Marsh Area

A little muddy area the day I visited

Cool Tree Next to Trail

One of many cool old trees next to the trail
Information point

End Pinkham Purple Trail (Colt Road)

Time to turn around and head back
Information point

Marsh/Wet Area

A wet section of the trail the day I visited the area
Car park

Parking Area/Entrance

One place to park - only room as of 2015 for 2-3 cars
Information point

Pinkham Purple Trail Start

Stay on the this trail as it enter some private property


Large pond next to trail
Information point

Colt Road

Also referred to as "Cowles Road"
Information point

Small Brook

Small brook


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