Kent Falls State Park, Kent, CT ( red trail loop)

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Kent Falls State Park, Kent, CT ( red trail loop) is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kent, CT that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing.

0.8 miles 137 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips






Very easy walk/hike up and around Kent Falls. Super kid friendly with plenty of amazing views. Probably the nicest and largest water falls in Connecticut. Kent Falls State Park is located in Kent, CT.

2 months ago

Beautiful Falls. Nice cemented stairways halfway up then worn out path with various decks to stop and admire the falls.
I took the Northtrail on the other side of the falls back to the parking area. It hugs the ledge on that side so not for little ones. Not much of view in summer on that side
Free entrance weekdays else state park fees on weekend during summer months.

4 months ago

Spectacular spot to hang out, grill, play games in the field and of course, walk up along the biggest waterfalls in the area

5 months ago

Great way to spend a day. Little picnic area at the bottom with lots of grass. The walk up to the top was pretty easy. Steps and trail. The falls were beautiful. Lots of water right now. We did the trail up to the top then right back down. Next time we will try the other trails.

6 months ago

9 months ago

Great view!!! The best thing to do the next morning after a snowy night!!
Bring a knife so you can grave your name on the many many engraved threes up there!! ...(I didn't have one so, I have to come back) :) #ILoveIt

1 year ago

1 year ago

This was a great little hike with an adorable nearby town. Parking free and abundant, main restroom closed up but an outhouse one person potty (gross) available. picnic grounds available. Neat covered bridge entrance. The falls are extremely neat to see and take pictures next to. Be prepared for a STEEP ascent of steps and trail at the beginning. You can easily view the falls and turn back we instead hiked the back end which was woodsy and muddy with some wash out areas. Trails are less then well marked in that rear loop. buggy wear spray. We headed to town afterwards for a yummy ice cream and to view some really neat metal sculptures from a local artist that are placed around town.

1 year ago

Nice trail

2 years ago

Nice park. Easy hike. Most of the way up is in stairs built on the trail.

2 years ago

The falls are bigger and more beautiful than I expected…very rugged looking, and after a long, wet spring, the falls were very impressive.

The hike is not much to speak of..there is a trail on each side of the falls. Looking at the falls, the trail on the right side was easier, with stairs in some sections…it was also more crowded. The trail on the left was more of a hiking trail, but I think going up and back down is short of a mile. You can go up one one side, and then down the other.

It is a great place to take kids, but swimming is not allowed. Seems to be a very popular spot for picnics and family gatherings. Not what you would call a wilderness experience, but still an unexpected find.

There were a couple of vendors in the parking lot, selling hot dogs, water, etc, but I would recommend bringing your own food and water, Alcohol is not allowed. I am not a CT resident, and I paid $15 for parking (all the more reason to make a day or afternoon of it).

2 years ago

Great place to go during the week! Very busy on weekends and $15 for non-residents of CT. Hike up to the road, cross the bridge and take yellow trail back to the parking lot. Hang out at the park afterwards and have picnic.

2 years ago

Beautiful beautiful place to be!!! Amazing views!!

3 years ago

One of the best places in CT to take the kids hiking. Highly recommend doing this easy loop any season of the year.