Barn Island Wildlife Management Area Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews

Barn Island Wildlife Management Area Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pawcatuck, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.

5.2 miles 269 feet Loop

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

walking

views

wildlife

2 months ago

2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

One of my favorite places in CT. The trails are great for running and hiking, great scenery and great spot to bring the dog. You can run anywhere from 3 to 7 miles dependent on which trails you take.

trail running
3 months ago

Nice 3 mile loop plus some side trails. Variety of terrain including salt marsh (elevated dirt road so dry even at high tide) upland marsh and forest. Mixed use including equestrian and dog friendly.

7 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

Visiting Westerly from CA, my wife and I ran this trail on 5/26/16. We entered at the trailhead just above the boat launch and ran the loop in a clockwise direction. Enjoyed the scenery. Trail is good, with enough gentle elevation change, twists and turns, and varied surfaces to keep it interesting. Rocky in spots but still runnable, wet in spots. We are not fast runners and completed the loop in about 40 minutes, so it's not 5+ miles. It's more like 3+ miles.

birding
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

Lucky to have this trail so close to home. You won't see much elevation but the scenery is nice. It's an easy loop.

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

walking
1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Nice little hike. Wouldnt really rate it as moderate, great place to even go on a hike with young children. Did this one back in early April of 2015. Set my hammock up down by the boat launch between two of the piers and had a nice relaxing lunch.
Great place to bird watch as i ran into many people who were solely there to enjoy the sights of the featehred companions.
Really funny driving in as one of the houses is customized to look like a castle with a full suit of armor in view from one of the windows and gargoyles all around it.

mountain biking
1 year ago

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

This is a really nice trail. Lots of wildflowers and wild life. Beautiful views of marsh and sound areas. The trail mostly follows an old road through the marsh. It is higher than the marsh and dry.

1 year ago

not much to see, very quiet. Lots of bugs.