MOOSUP VALLEY STATE PARK TRAIL:

PLAINFIELD, CONNECTICUT

-BIKE IT OR HIKE IT-

Last Updated:        August 23, 2020

Length:                  Moosup Valley State Park Trail; 7 miles to RI border

                                 Completed section; 0.8 miles                               

Difficulty:              Completed section; Easy. Paved, flat rail trail.

Directions:

Take exit 32 off of I-395 to Route 14 east into Plainfield. At the junction of Prospect St and Main St continue straight into a parking lot for the trail.  

The Moosup Valley State Park Trail is built on part of the abandoned Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad Line, which was completed in 1854 and connected the two state's capitols. The trail travels through Plainfield and Sterling before crossing into RI where it becomes the TRESTLE TRAIL . This section is still undeveloped for 4+ miles but plans are in the works to pave it in 2023. The Trestle Trail then becomes the WASHINGTON SECONDARY BIKE PATH which consists of three interconnecting bike paths; The Coventry Greenway, West Warwick Greenway and Cranston Bike Path. For more information visit; EAST COAST GREENWAY , MOOSUP VALLEY SP TRAIL and CT RAIL TRAIL EXPLORER .

Starting from the Main Street/Prospect Street parking lot; The trail starts from Route 14, heads alongside the parking lot and crosses an old railroad trestle bridge over the Moosup River. The paved trail travels past a yellow gate and then past a small swamp before coming to Barber Hill Road after 0.8 miles. The paved trail currently ends here. You may continue along the hard packed undeveloped  rail trail, however, it contains a lot of ruts from ATV use. 

Note; In 2020 the state plans to rehab this trail to the RI border where it will connect to the Trestle Trail.

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