FKT: Tucker Grose - Sunny Valley Trail (CT) - 2020-05-21

Athlete
Gender
Male
Route Variation
one way
Style
Unsupported
Finish Date
Time (duration)
33m 24s
GPS Tracks
Notes

This route starts on the northern end in Bridgewater Town Park and ends on Lakewood Dr. I was planning on doing the out and back FKT but took a wrong turn about a mile in and had to reroute via roads to get back to the trail. Ended up running an extra mile to get back to the trail, the mistake I made was on Hemlock road, I took the first trail I saw which was yellow blazes and should have continued down the paved road to the blue blaze trail. Once back on the trail I finished the out portion and returned entirely on the blue blazed trail and got the one way FKT. I got to the turnaround at 42:58 and ran the South to North blue blazed trail in 33:23.3. While I had read that there were blue, yellow, white and red blazes I did not do enough research to find out that the Sunny Valley trail is ONLY on the blue blazed trail, so do your research, bring a phone (limited service so download a map if you can) as this is an easy one to get lost on. Beautiful single track along lake Lillinonah, some great climbing and descending and a few technical sections and downed trees. Highly recommend this trail and the whole Sunny Valley preserve trail system.