Rich with history, legend and lore, Mashamoquet Brook with its Wolf's Den, offers hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming for the whole family.
I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Took us around 2 hours to complete. Before you pull into the state park, the trail begins BUT if you want a cardio workout, I recommend parking at the visitors center and going past the outhouse (there's signs) this way was 70% uphill, if you're not a fan of steep hills you might be better off going the other way. Wolf Den is creepy cool. saw lots of wildlife, very shady walk. There's a huge rock not long after wolf den where we stopped and ate our lunch. I definitely will be back!
It was my first time out there so I didn't know the location well. I felt it was mapped out very well. My friend and I did the blue 5 mile loop at about a 20 min. pace, stopping along the way to admire all natures beauty! It took us just under 2 hours to complete the trail.
We found the Indians Chair so we stopped there for a photo moment. Next time I would love to find the Wolf Den. A gentleman on the trail told us the story about Israel Putnam's discovery of the Wolf den, and we found very interesting!
I would say the blue trail is challenging in a few areas and that's what will keep us coming back for sure!
We had a great hike today - went up the yellow trail from the parking area (which is uphill almost all the way but not too steep) then went counter clockwise on the blue trail to Table Rock. That is a nice section of trail, again, you are climbing up almost all the time but it is a nice path. Only rocky some of the way.
After lunch at Table Rock we backtracked a bit back to the Blue/ Red trail to the Wolf's Den site (spooky) and then went on to the Indian Chair site (too cool).
The trail between Wolf Den and Indian Chair is very steep we thought, so we were glad we we going down it!
After Indian Chair we backtracked again, just a little way back to the nearest Red Trail which took us back to the parking area. The brook was very dry, so no rushing water pleasures, but we saw chipmunks, a toad, a hawk and a squirrel along the way. Because it's been so dry the foliage is rather muted, but a wonderful hike. A bit challenging in spots but really nice. (About 4.2 miles that route)
Restrooms and picnic tables at base are a nice convenience . A+++ all around.