Best trails in Airline State Park Trail

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Looking for a great trail in Airline State Park Trail, Connecticut? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Airline State Park Trail ranging from 6.8 to 42.7 miles and from 396 to 672 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Stretching from East Hampton all the way to the Massachusetts border in East Thompson, the Air Line State Park Trail is mecca for hiking, biking and horseback riding in Eastern Connecticut. The trail was built along the old Air Line Railroad route, which offered a direct path from Boston to New York beginning in the late 1800s. The route was heavily damaged in the mid 1950s from the floods that ransacked Connecticut and was no longer operational. The state took over the line, and the more than 50 miles of trails that were constructed along the old railroad route are generally flat and broad. Perhaps the greatest point of interest along the trail is the Lyman Viaduct, the tallest railroad bridge in Connecticut that spanned 1,100 feet across a deep gorge above Dickinson Creek. The best access to the viaduct is through Salmon River State Forest in Colchester
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#1 - Air Line State Park Trail
Airline State Park Trail
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Length: 42.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Air Line State Park Trail is a 42.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near East Hampton, Connecticut that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nuShow more
#2 - Tri State Marker Loop
Airline State Park Trail
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 47 m
Tri State Marker Loop is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thompson, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#3 - Air Line State Park Trail: East Hampton to North Westchester
Airline State Park Trail
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Air Line State Park Trail: East Hampton to North Westchester is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Colchester, Connecticut that features a river and is good for all skiShow more
#4 - Grayville to Senatebrook Loop
Airline State Park Trail
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Grayville to Senatebrook Loop is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Amston, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#5 - Colchester Rail Trail to the Airline Trail
Airline State Park Trail
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
Colchester Rail Trail to the Airline Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colchester, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill leShow more