Farringtons Woods Trail is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Danbury, Connecticut that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Nicely groomed trails through deep wooded area and along a couple ponds. Trails at some points are a little steep and go along a several rock walls. Trails marked White, Red and Blue that interconnect with unmarked fire trails that are extensive and lead to a gorge and waterfall. Approx. 250 acre parcel ideal for mountain biking, hiking, walking the dog and snow-shoeing. Most trails are clearly marked, but they do end and continue on as unmarked fire trials and along power-lines. Watch out for ATV riders. Trails at some points are a little steep and go along and through several rock walls. Trails marked White, Red and Blue are looped. But the White trail interconnect with unmarked fire trails that are extensive and lead to a gorge and waterfall area off trail in rough terrain.
Took white-red-blue east and white trail back. Easy terrain, white trail is flat, great for running. Nice view of the lake through the bare trees. Short run, but enjoyed it.
Mountain bikers paradise. Lots of thin trails obviously used by bikers meander throughout. The main trails need maintenance and downed trees cleared. Dogs off leash is huge plus with 2 spots for him to swim. Otherwise, hikers can do better.
Went up to Farrington's Pond and got a bit lost following the biking trail. Easy hike, not too much variety for hikers up there. Will try the white trail along the lake next time.
Not a lot of through traffic, but could definitely hear the surrounding vehicles. I enjoyed the water views. I'm glad I did it though.
If I was mountain biking, I would give it 5 stars as it looked like a great place to do that sport. I was hiking though... The trails were in between a residential area and a major interstate highway. Not very scenic and you heard the drone of cars and trucks the whole time. There are many better hiking trails within a short drive. It was worth a shot to try out as you never know...
Excellent groomed single-track mountain bike trails with varying technical sections. Big thanks to NEMBA and local bikers caring for these trails. Great for trail running as well. Watch out for ATV'ers on access/fire trails.