10K Distance The 10K course is the core route for all distances.
Begin by going right (south) on the CCC Trail (Blue/Yellow) with a nice stretch along the Natchaug River and some challenging climbs. Continue to follow the CCC Trail as it crosses a forest road at approx. 1.0 miles and proceed another .5 miles up to the intersection with the Blue blazed Natchaug Trail. Turn left on the Natchaug Trail crossing the forest road again, passing an old mill site on Beaverdam Brook, crossing Kingsbury Road and to Beaverdam Pond. Continue north on the Blue blazed Natchaug trail along the pond, crossing Kingsbury Road again and then to General Nathaniel Lyons Memorial Park (a good site to cache a drop bag of fluids and nourishment). Continue on the Natchaug Trail north approx. .7 miles to the intersection with the CCC Trail (B/Y). Turn left on the CCC Trail and follow down the hill, along an old forest road, and then right onto a single-track trail along the Natchaug River to complete the loop to the Finish.
MILEAGE MARKERS FOR EACH DISTANCE
10K Mileage – approximately
1.5 miles to junction of CCC Trail (Blue/Yellow blazed) with Natchaug Trail (Blue blazed) – North on Natchaug
2.6 miles to Beaverdam Pond
3.5 miles to General Lyons Memorial
4.2 miles to north junction with CCC Trail (B/Y)
5.8 Miles to Finish. (well not quite a 10K in distance, but a great Course!)
MAPS FOR EACH DISTANCE
1. Forest Road
2. South Junction of B/Y (Blue/Yellow blazed)
with Natchaug Trail
3. Forest Road
4. Beaverdam Pond
5. General Lyons State Park
6. North Junction of B/Y with Natchaug Trail
AllTrails Map Link: Goodwin-Forest-10k
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