Tory's Cave Trail

HARD 3 reviews

Tory's Cave Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near New Milford, CT that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.6 miles 351 feet Out & Back

dog friendly






While it is of modest size it is said to be the only true cave in Connecticut that is open to the public. Its name is based on a tale from the American Revolution, in which a Tory (a loyalist to the English monarchy) hid in the cave. The cave has two entrances, one of which has a commanding. Easy or Strenuous (If you're into spelunking, you'll love it. If you attempt you're first cave descent, it could be tough.). Before heading to this destination it's important to know that due to the study of resident bat population the cave can be closed at times. It typically is closed November - April and in 2015 scheduled to open for June 1. There is a disease that can be deadly to the bats and so in order to give them the best chance of survival it is asked that you respect the signs posted concerning the bats.

1 month ago

Quiet trail with some nice challenges. Upper trails go in opposite directions. No real destination that I can tell as I turned around once I was in neighborhoods. Dog off leash is a plus for me.

1 month ago

great hike want to explore more of the cave

11 months ago

Very quiet trail that has some steep rocky sections. Tory's cave appears to be blocked off and not accessible at this time. Aside from a very small crawl space, there was iron bars installed. The trial continues on up to the Candlewood Mtn. blue blaze trail.