The Red Trail runs north from the trailhead at 60 Westledge Road, crossing the Masters School driveway after about fifteen minutes and reaching the Power Line perhaps fifteen minutes later. From there, one has two options, red and green, for ascent to the Peak. Either will take about half an hour. The Peak offers dramatic views. From there, it is about fifteen minutes down to Cathles Bridge, where the White Trail offers connections to the Blue Trail and to North Saddle Ridge Drive. The Red Trail continues up the ridge for about another fifteen minutes until the end of Simsbury Land Trust property. There are no trail connections beyond that point. The Red Trail totals about 2.5 miles and is steep and rugged in places. (The graph below exaggerates the steepness of the trail).
The Blue Trail branches off the Red Trail between the trailhead at 60 Westledge Road and The Master’s School driveway. It runs north through the valley, offering a serene woodland walk and geologic features of great interest. Although it is comparatively flat, the Blue Trail is challenging. Some areas are very rocky. Others are seasonally damp. After about 1.75 miles (perhaps a 45 minute walk), the Blue Trail intersects the White Trail. The Blue Trail continues north (perhaps a ten minute walk) ending at the end of Simsbury Land Trust property. There are no trail connections beyond that point.