Mianus Maze Trail

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Mianus Maze Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stamford, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles 534 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

Mountain Bliss in Stamford/Greenwich Connecticut. Awesome ride to get your legs and lungs about in the beginning of the season. This particular ride is not to difficult but to get the best out of the ride do it fast and flowy. There are some tough climbs and some technical rocks and roots but its also and awesome way to introduce someone to mountain biking or to practice this awesome craft. This park has a tight network of both fire roads and single-track. Good for novices and intermediate riders. The Mianus River runs along the east side of the property, so it is hard to get lost. Some climbs, short runs to bomb down, some tech sections. Overall a good workout trail with several interconnected loops. There are some log obstacles which you can find and try.

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5 months ago

We took the yellow trail to the cave trail back to the yellow and then the Indian mill trail to make a loop. There was construction happening at the entrance and a lot of habitat restoration happening in the park. This cut off a lot of access to the river. The cave and fireplace were neat. but beyond that I felt like it lacked interesting views.

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7 months ago

Decent hike of moderate difficulty I would say 4/10. Very annoying that people don't follow a leash law there. Sucks for the alpha dogs. Owners of unleashed dogs be warned that this is at your own risk and you face potential problems.

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8 months ago

Almost no one follows the leash rule here. It made it extremely stressfull for my alpha dog and I to enjoy a hike as I had to stop every quarter mile and hold his muzzle shut and his body between my knees while other dogs were allowed to sniff him as he was trying to fight them. Even after I loudly announced from at least 20-50ft away "my dog is not dog friendly". People if a trail is busy......have some respect so everyone and every furbaby can enjoy

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8 months ago

For more info about this 400-acre forest and river park, and a trailmap, go to: http://friendsofmianusriverpark.org/

Actually part of this park is in Stamford, part in Greenwich and part belongs to the CT DEEP.

Dogs are required to be on leash, with fines about $100 for an unleashed dog. Hopefully, the culture will change, but for many years, visitors walked their dogs off-leash. So if you're afraid of dogs, be forewarned.

4 trails, all with the name Road (such as Main Road Trail) were formerly carriage roads, when the property was private. These are very popular and often crowded... but if you're willing to explore the lesser-used trails, it won't be crowded.. weekdays you might encounter commercial dog-walkers with up to a dozen dogs, some off-leash.

Weekends are crowded, and parking areas often full... much better on weekdays.

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8 months ago

Very nice easy hike. If you like to share the woods, talk with people, then this is the place for you. Very scenic and expect to see a handful of fly fisherman on your hike.

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8 months ago

Great trails, really scenic views! Markings were a little off though, making it difficult to navigate at times.