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Best trails in Cockaponset State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Cockaponset State Forest, Connecticut? AllTrails has 8 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 4 easy trails in Cockaponset State Forest ranging from 1.4 to 5.2 miles and from 193 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
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Top trails (8)
#1 - Mattabesett Trail: River Rd to Bear Hill Rd
Cockaponset State Forest
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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
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
Asylum Reservoir Loop is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Middletown, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#3 - Pattaconk Reservoir
Cockaponset State Forest
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Pattaconk Reservoir is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chester, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#4 - Blue Cockaponset Trail
Cockaponset State Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Blue Cockaponset Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chester, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#5 - Cockaponset Loop from Beaver Meadow Road
Cockaponset State Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Cockaponset Loop from Beaver Meadow Road is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Higganum, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trShow more
#6 - Cockaponset State Forest Road Loop Trail
Cockaponset State Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Cockaponset State Forest Road Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Haddam, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#7 - Cockaponset Blue and Red Loop
Cockaponset State Forest
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 6 h 7 m
Cockaponset Blue and Red Loop is a 12.9 mile loop trail located near Haddam, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, aShow more
#8 - Blue Cockaponset Trail
Cockaponset State Forest
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
Blue Cockaponset Trail is a 6.9 mile point-to-point trail located near Chester, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.Show more