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

George Waldo State Park enjoys 150 acres of undeveloped, topographically diverse land in southwest Connecticut. A trail of about 7/10 mile leads from Purchase Brook Road to the shore of Lake Lillinonah, drops 140 feet across its length and passes through mixed deciduous and coniferous total forest cover to the water's edge. Look for wetlands by the trailhead and stone walls away from the trail.

A fair number of downed trees from last May's macroburst. Fortunately, previous hikers and bikers and other people have been tending the trail and have either cut through some of the downed trees or made a nice windy path around them. Quite a pleasant walk!

Nice little park. Well marked trails. Beautiful lake. Mostly flat- no real hills to speak of.

My dog and I went on this hike two days ago. I would definitely say this hike it more of a beginner one than a moderate one, for the terrain. For those looking to hike it, definitely download the map before you do. There were a few times a couple trails intersected and I was thankful for the map. I do have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the purple trail to the river. The river spot is really pretty and seems perfect for a picnic. I didn't enjoy the red trail as much, so next time I'll probably take the purple to the water and back to the parking lot. The trails were the best I've been on so far, super maintained and really well marked!

Great for a walk in the woods, I’d call it easy - not moderate.

mountain biking
9 months ago

excellent mountain bike trail

The trail was in good shape. We were following the red trail but somewhere along the way, we ended up on a yellow trail and we hiked 4.95 miles instead of the 3 miles as stated. At the end, I jumped into the river which was an excellent end to our long hike.

Pleasant trails that loop up and around the state park. Nice water front area to eat lunch or swim. Took me about 2 hours to cruise through all the trails.

great place to hike or mountain bike. very well marked with great views of the Housatonic River.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
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mountain biking
6 months ago

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