Humphrey Preserve Trails

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Explore the trails

  • Blazes: Orange and blue
  • Duration: About 1 mile, out and back
  • Difficulty: Moderate (orange) to easy (blue)
  • Trailhead: Near 22 West Rd.

Enjoy a 30-minute hike through picturesque woodlands, featuring several elevation changes and large sections along a babbling brook. You'll pass through deciduous forests with large hemlocks and laurel thickets.

The main trail is orange-blazed and forms a lollipop loop. It follows the path of Cherry Brook, and includes a few steep climbs that offer breathtaking views of the stream and valley. A short blue-blazed trail runs roughly parallel to a portion of the orange trail stem, and includes a spur that leads to a nice view of the brook.

The trail is suitable for all seasons but is particularly beautiful in the middle of winter and in the early spring when the brook is flowing strongly.

Directions & parking

The trailhead is on the north side of West Road, near #22 – look for the Canton Land Conservation Trust (CLCT) sign. Park in the small pull-off on the opposite side of the road, just south from the trailhead. There’s room for two or three vehicles. In Google maps, search for Goedecke-Humphrey trailhead.

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