Explore the most popular hiking trails in Cockaponset State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome can walk really fast if u want to

hiking
3 months ago

So long as you don’t mix up the trails...it is a nice scenic hike. We, however, entered at the “end” of the trail which was the mattabassett trail and ended up staying on that one as opposed to the pond trail. Our 1.5 mike hike turned into a four mile one...with our three kids rock climbing in parts. We ended up coming out onto a service road, hopping the fence and then walking along roadway to get back to trailhead.

hiking
5 months ago

Quiet, very nice. Some places to have picnics if you want.

hiking
6 months ago

We did way more than the 1.4 mile loop. Took the yellow blue trail out to the end. Was on a service road for a bit. Then took the blue trail around and back. There were steeps, rocky terrain , cliffs and boulders. But mostly a nice hike for intermediate hikers. Although I would recommend boots and not sneakers. But definitely doable.
We did 4.24 miles after working a 9 hour day. I was a bit tired to say the least after all was said and done.

This was a simple easy hike. Went on a fairly chilly day and enjoyed it. Easy walk.

Great moderate hike. We kept on going for about 2 hours, not realizing how far in you can get. The views are quickly spectacular and on hot days, you can swim in the park across the way or just hike the shorter trails there!

This is a nice easy trail we hike often. This is definitely easy as long as the weather is nice and cool. It is well shaded, but on very hot, poor air quality days, it can be a tougher hike for asthmatics like me.

trail running
9 months ago

Great trail run or spot to walk the dogs!

Absolutely lovely little trail. I took my 10 year old niece and it was perfect for her. I'd definitely rate this as "Easy" rather than "moderate". The only thing is that there are lots of offshoots of this trail that aren't very clearly marked, and it would be easy to get lost. But I followed the map on the app and it was fine.

Entrance is shared with some sketchy looking house but once past the house the trails are open, wide but flat. Alot of horse manure on trails as well

No trails to be found after following directions from this site.

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Good stroll good veiws

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Easy trail, walked the white trail circle, plenty of fun but not the breathtaking views I have experienced from other local hikes.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

awesome

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Very pleasant first hike if 2017.

hiking
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

It started off great on the blue trail along the lake but when I got to the rear of the lake the blue kept going further into the woods not looping, so thank God for the All trail GPS, you have to pick up the yellow trail then the red trail for the loop.Besides that it is a nice walk lots of solitude.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful. Trail is well marked. Fun hike.

Nice views once you get to the top of the ridge. You can see Hartford as well New York State.

Monday, May 23, 2016

beautiful day for a hike. watched markers carefully and still ended up in the wrong place. these woods are really lovely. well worth the mix up.

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