Best trails in Cockaponset State Forest, Connecticut

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Looking for a great trail in Cockaponset State Forest, Connecticut? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 6 easy trails in Cockaponset State Forest ranging from 1.4 to 5.9 miles and from 52 to 574 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Enjoy a variety of activities in Connecticut's second largest state forest.

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Map of trails in Cockaponset State Forest, Connecticut
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Contact
(860) 345-8521
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Top trails (10)
#1 - Mattabesett Trail: River Road to Bear Hill Road
Cockaponset State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(94)
Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
Out and back hike on the blue blazed Mattabesett Trail and Reservoir Loop yellow blue blazed trail from River Rd parking area and trail head south to Bear Hill Rd, returning north to start.Show more
#2 - Asylum Reservoir Loop
Cockaponset State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(158)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
#3 - Pattaconk Reservoir
Cockaponset State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(147)
Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#4 - Blue Cockaponset Trail
Cockaponset State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(55)
Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
#5 - Cockaponset State Forest Road Loop Trail
Cockaponset State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(44)
Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
#6 - Cockaponset Loop from Beaver Meadow Road
Cockaponset State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(60)
Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
#7 - Camp Hadley Trail and Lowry Woods Loop
Cockaponset State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(9)
Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#8 - Neck River Trail and Blinnshed Loop Trail
Cockaponset State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(11)
Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
#9 - Blue Cockaponset Trail
Cockaponset State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(20)
Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
#10 - Cockaponset Blue and Red Loop
Cockaponset State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(19)
Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 6 h 7 m