Roxbury Mines is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Roxbury, CT that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
The Main Loop (blue blazes) is a moderately difficult, 3.5-mile trail.
This was a wonderful hike! A little bit of everything.
Awesome spot. Easy to follow trails with some steep spots to keep it fun and challenging. Lots of fallen leaves made the trail a bit tough in spots as you can really start to slide, but hiking poles really help with this. Cool historical spots with lots of informational placards explaining the mining operation and donkey trail. Bat cages were really cool too. We will definitely return.
For the most part it was moderate, however, the mine loop was completely flat. Other than that there was a nice mix on incline and I was able to do it in sneakers. Hardly saw anyone on the trail.
Beautiful hike! Lots of rock which can make it steep in some parts, but it was a very dynamic hike!
awesome place! if you like historical sites along with a nice 3.5 miles hike this is for you! had a blast just checking out the small caves and the old factory sites
good bits of history, somewhat rocky trails. has a good feeling of being away from civilization. will do this one again.
Very cool trail
Great place. Lots of interesting history if your into that. Trails were challenging at points, but good exercise. Lots of bugs, so bring spray. I also enjoyed how they try to preserve bats and their habitat. All around good stuff!
We might have gotten a little lost at one point..definitely hiked more than 3.6 miles! However, it was fun..some steeper, rockier spots, but pretty flat for the most part. It was a good afternoon workout of the legs, that's for sure! Brought our dog but all the water was dried up so he was quite thirsty by the end of it. Lots of bugs!
It was awesome! Great place to get lost from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Easily marked trails, lots of cool spots and mines!
It was okay. Not that challenging for those who are adventurist.
Seriously one of the coolest hikes I've been on. I'd rate it as easy but could def see bugs being an issue in the later spring/summer. Frogs must have just hatched and they were out in force, kids got a kick out of them. The hike itself is amazing and full of history, lots of cool photo opps and history. Def recommend!
Solid hike, cool history
This was a very nice hike. Some up and down, lots of rocks...typical New England. Interesting history and great stonework. Bought our two labs and they did fine. Blue trail markings were fine and fairly easy to follow. Only saw 5 people on the hike so was very peaceful.