Explore the most popular trails in Pootatuck 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.

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easy to make into a longer Loop with various options colon using the Fire Road and the blue and yellow trails.

walking
2 months ago

We found this last minute, and weren't disappointed. Cute little trail, great for dogs, very lightly trafficked. if you're looking to not see many people at all. I suggest this.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great trail for hikers of most abilities! limited steep points and very dog friendly. Starting from the pine hill parking lot go right at the first fork then follow anyway you please until you find the sign for the blue trail! Has been almost completely cleared since the tornado

hiking
8 months ago

Extended this loop out to the Fire Road....from the overlook spot followed the blue blazed trail to Fire Rd. View from rocks is beautiful. Overall this extended loop was great..passed several waterfalls and had nice views of Squantz pond.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Be aware some trees down across trail due to recent tornado. Still passable just a heads up

Thursday, April 19, 2018

loved it, scenic moderate hike, nice workout going back up the mountain!

hiking
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

hiking
Friday, February 23, 2018

trails not marked well

hiking
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Great hike, easy

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Good place to get some serious exercise with the trails going up and down the mountain.

trail running
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Made same 3.3 mile loop as Sean recorded in August, following the forest road NW and curving south along lake shore, then yellow uphill to the nice overlook over Squantz Pond. Road part is great for running. The ascent later is a steep hike, you are rewarded with the great view at the top.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

There are other patches of land off of the main section. They're on Short Woods and Beaver Bog. Parking for the main section is always free on Pine Hill Road plus it puts you at the top of the mountain. It cost around $6 to park at Squantz Pond.

hiking
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

There are many trails available in this area. You can spend 30 mins doing a loop or go exploring and spend a good amount of the day in the woods. Nothing special unless you are making the trek to the lookout by Squantz Pond, then there is a spectacular view.

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