Activities: Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding Services: Limited Parking

trail running
3 months ago

I am new to trail running and loved this! I would actually consider it easy,. I followed the yellow trail and it was clearly marked. I like the wooden signs that tell you all the trail names, I would’ve taken some but was afraid of getting lost and not knowing how far it was. I wish there were maps along the way.

Great trail! Lots of mileage and felt very safe with all the people/dogs

walking
4 months ago

This was definitely not a moderate trail for hiking - I'd rate this trail very easy. But there are a lot of off-shoot loop trails so there's a lot of mileage. And seeing all the dogs was great!

mountain biking
5 months ago

Great down hill action on most of the 3 loops

hiking
6 months ago

Great for casual outing

No views, but a lovely trail walk

its a good trail along riverside and nature at its best

great place although while dogs supposed to be on leashes, 90% of dogs are not. Very dangerous...not only they can mess up your on leash dog, your therapy dog or service dog , they can knock down a child or elderly person while being " friendly"'as the owners always mention...when you ask people to leash their dogs, they just ignore it...very rude

walking
7 months ago

Chill place to just walk and relax

hiking
7 months ago

First time here. Well marked trails with many options for distance. We did the long (yellow) trail. We are beginner hikers but do a lot of walking. It took 1.5 hours to hike the 4.5 miles. There were areas of rock to walk through. Completely wooded with river views during some of the walk. Here is a link to park map. http://www.friendsofmianusriverpark.org/park/mrptrailmap/MRP-TrailMap-2015.pdf

mountain biking
7 months ago

A great mountain biking trail, albeit challenging at times (at least for me!).

The yellow loop (5 miles) provides more than enough technical parts (roots, rocks, steep climbs) to keep you entertained, and there are dozens of small single tracks that maze through the forest.

Parking is very limited so I would avoid evenings and weekends given this park is right in the middle of the (relatively for CT) densely populated Stamford/Greenwich area.

hiking
8 months ago

It was fairly easy but a really nice trail along the river

mountain biking
9 months ago

Very clean and different levels of trails. Will definitely come back.

10 months ago

Unfortunate name but great trail. Minus one star due to lack of parking.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice enough trail. Some parts are right in people's back yards.

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

We took the yellow trail to the cave trail back to the yellow and then the Indian mill trail to make a loop. There was construction happening at the entrance and a lot of habitat restoration happening in the park. This cut off a lot of access to the river. The cave and fireplace were neat. but beyond that I felt like it lacked interesting views.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Decent hike of moderate difficulty I would say 4/10. Very annoying that people don't follow a leash law there. Sucks for the alpha dogs. Owners of unleashed dogs be warned that this is at your own risk and you face potential problems.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Almost no one follows the leash rule here. It made it extremely stressfull for my alpha dog and I to enjoy a hike as I had to stop every quarter mile and hold his muzzle shut and his body between my knees while other dogs were allowed to sniff him as he was trying to fight them. Even after I loudly announced from at least 20-50ft away "my dog is not dog friendly". People if a trail is busy......have some respect so everyone and every furbaby can enjoy

walking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

For more info about this 400-acre forest and river park, and a trailmap, go to: http://friendsofmianusriverpark.org/

Actually part of this park is in Stamford, part in Greenwich and part belongs to the CT DEEP.

Dogs are required to be on leash, with fines about $100 for an unleashed dog. Hopefully, the culture will change, but for many years, visitors walked their dogs off-leash. So if you're afraid of dogs, be forewarned.

4 trails, all with the name Road (such as Main Road Trail) were formerly carriage roads, when the property was private. These are very popular and often crowded... but if you're willing to explore the lesser-used trails, it won't be crowded.. weekdays you might encounter commercial dog-walkers with up to a dozen dogs, some off-leash.

Weekends are crowded, and parking areas often full... much better on weekdays.

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Very nice easy hike. If you like to share the woods, talk with people, then this is the place for you. Very scenic and expect to see a handful of fly fisherman on your hike.

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