Explore the most popular hiking trails in Millers Pond 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.

some of the trails that break off this loop could use some love, but it's a beautiful short hike.

Excellent mountainbike specific trail. Very difficult. If not very skilled do not go alone.

The Map is wrong the red line only goes to the Bear Rock Overlook the solid black line goes to the cave

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10 months ago

It’s a great easy hike for a family. Most of the trail is pretty wide and impossible to get lost on. The lake the the trail surrounds is beautiful from any point of the trail. There are a few places where the trail is very rocky, but nothing my 3 kids under 9 can’t handle.

Hike is pretty but there is no cave!!

hiking
11 months ago

This is a pretty easy hike with some pretty waterfalls on the way to a public lake. I thought it was beautiful and we even saw a beautiful woodpecker on the way!

lots of trails most are poorly marked. come up to pond and naked woman was sun bathing and lots of people smoking pot.... not enjoyable

Thursday, July 20, 2017

One of my favorite places ever. Go early on a week day.

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Took Miller's pond park entrance in. white path west to link up with mattabesett. There are laurel forests on the eastern side of pond and just beyond Bear Rock heading south on Mattabesett. Mostly beach goers and there is some noise that carries across the pond until you reach Bear Rock. The quiet sanctuary of the caves and laurel forests are worth the short hike. Shortcut from Harvey Rd. Head in North.

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fun mountain biking trail!

Friday, February 03, 2017

Nice local trail nice view thumbs up!

Monday, December 19, 2016

wonderful walk, would definitely go again.

hiking
Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Very serene and almost secluded spot in Durham, nice for hikes, chilling out, kayak/ canoeing, and camping.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The go-to views of Durham, CT. Check out miller's pond nearby.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Short trail, ppl like to camp out for the day and swim here. Bring bug spray

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Beautiful pond, great for hiking with pups. Trails were pretty wide, got a little lost but I always do.

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

1/1/16 - After an extremely enjoyable hike with friends, we were chatting afterwards by our vehicles, when we observe an unattended dog on a rock for approximately 10 minutes. Eventually three cyclists emerge from the main trail with this dog following. The dog immediately runs over to us, we asked the owner to control her as we have dogs, unfortunately she does not listen and the owner must take her away by the collar. Approximately 15-20 minutes later the dog is back at our vehicles and we repeat our request to her owner to leash her and remind him that there is a leash requirement. It is frustrating and irritating the people like this are encountered.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 10, 2014

I hiked the main trail around the pond a week prior to taking the mountain bike. From the parking lot, I took the red marked trail on the right side. This trail is very technical in some areas. I wouldn't recommend it to a new biker, but for an experienced rider this trail offers plenty of challenges. I found the trail very rocky with lots of large boulders and cliff-like rock to ride along. Some really nice views in the woods. This time of year(August) the streams and mud are non-existent. You can certainly see where the streams would normally flow. I imagine spring and fall would be wetter. Overall I only ride 5.4 miles on the right side of the pond. It looks like the other side offers even more extensive trails, so I will def return for more. Update to follow!

on Bear Rock Trail

hiking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

I parked on Harvey road (very nice area and woodsy, kinda nice to see in CT). Started off going on the trail, just following blue markers on trees. Although the trails are clearly maintained, you really don't know where you are going, there are no signs to bear rock whatsoever. I kept hiking for a ways, just sorta exploring the area until I came onto what must have been Bear rock. It was huge, and had a cave like structure, which really stood out to the surrounding area. There are no scenic viewpoints, it isn't like a summit or anything. However you cross different types of environment and it is a very nice, remote area. I encountered one hiker in my two hour hike. I couldn't even hear a pin drop in some areas of hiking. Lots of wildlife too. I saw some deer run across the trail, and saw tracks of what must have been coyote or fox or something. Wouldn't be surprised if there was a lot more animals. Hunting is permitted so be careful.

I got kinda lost at one point, as there weren't any signs or anything. Basically just blue markers on trees the whole way and you had to know the area (which I don't). What I ended up doing was I hiked 3 miles until I came onto a road. I took my GPS out and found the road I was parked on, and just walked along side roads from there until I got to my car as it was getting dark. The trail itself is moderate, pretty easy in sections but a few small climbs. I wandered off the trail sometimes to go exploring, it is a very quiet area so it makes it enjoyable. The hardest part for me was walking on the roads haha, as there was a lot of uphill walking and nothing to keep you interested, just houses and cars. What I recommend is to study the trail online before you go, and have a really thought out plan before you go. Very nice area to walk through if you have some time to kill.

hiking
Thursday, April 11, 2013

they have it wrong. millers pond is located in Durham CT. and this place has the most amazing trail system. everything from crazy techno singletrack. to ultra flowing fun sections total loop about 8 miles end to end. Well worth the trip!

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