Explore the best trails in Connecticut with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Great hike in the woods to the falls!!

Nice walk through the woods.

got kind of lost at three middle part, markings were faded and leaves covered the trail. still had fun following the sun and finding my way back. other the the middle part, it was clearly marked. tons of dog walkers, very friendly.

NICE TRAIL LOTS OF ROCK FORMATIONS BUT POORLY MARKED ESPECIALLY WHEN CROSSING ROADS THE BLUE MARKS ARE HARD TO SEE THIS TIME OF YEAR

Solid experience. Wish we had taken the path that strayed to the left, taking hikers up to the top of the tall rock facing. Didn't notice it until the trip back down from the blue trail though. Overall pretty good!

The view is gorgeous. Great place to take your significant other.

trail running
4 days ago

Park information: Audubon Center Bent of the River is a 700-acre nature sanctuary with over 15 miles of trails. I enjoy the different sceneries of wood, open areas and river views. Trails are well kept. Trail maps are available at the trail head. There is enough parking space for approx. 20 cars - though I have never seen more than 4.

I love it

hiking
5 days ago

nice, typical new england trail.

hiking
5 days ago

Blue trail up Candlewood Mountain and back. You should be sure-footed and like going over large rocks. I took the loop to Kelly slide: Very steep passages, be prepared to use your hands and hold on to vegetation. Don't go this loop in rain or if the ground and the rocks are wet! The mountain top does not have a view, but there is a fire place and rocks to sit on. Made a lot of pictures to give you an idea.

Nice little hike. Views are great and scenery is wonderful, fairly rocky. Hiked the south end of the Metacomet trail and some goes off park property. Loop around lake is really nice, lots of roots and not very rocky.

I'm an experienced hiker and nothing was difficult about the trails. Saw a few mountain bikers and it was bow season as well. Trails are well marked until you find yourself off park property and then there are small orange tags on trees that alert you.

Overall would recommend exploring these trails, you won't be disappointed.

6 days ago

The hiking here is okay - but it is also an amazing place to bring kayaks (so much wild life - the bird sanctuary, tons of turtles, otters, etc) and the disc golf course is one of the cleanest and most reliable courses I have played.

Fairly easy hike. There are two trails, one which is significantly more challenging than the other. Very nice foliage but no views.