Have a day of family fun at Southford Falls State Park. Spend your day enjoying field sports, or try your luck at catching trout.

we did this as an alternative to Kettletown state park trails being closed. We were looking for an "easy" hike in the area to take my parents that were visiting for the week.
The Hike end up a tad less "easy" because of the obstacles due to the tornados that recently hit CT (5/15/18), the north part of the trail is still no clean, so many trees are blocking the trail and you have to find your way around.
But it was fun for us and them and they end up with some "adventurous" pictures :D.

Quick, easy, quiet, nice views of falls

trail running
17 days ago

This was a good trail. Really short. There were a ton of trees down due to the tornado and it made the trail impassable at parts. I did a lot of scaling! My dog was able to stay off leash since it wasn’t busy.

Beautiful trail, nice and easy. Went right after tornadoes so it was a bit of an obstacle course maneuvering trees but I would 100% go back again.

Great for a quick hike

great stress relief. beautiful walk.

Nice easy walk with a beautiful Gorge. Busy road sounds are audible for much of the trail though.

3 months ago

excellent hike, easy.

Great for a quick, pretty hike with picnic.

Quick and nice!

great place to meditate

Great views from the fire tower in fall. The pond trail left is an easier hike

interesting hike with a small river gorge containing a covered bridge and some nice waterfalls. Further inland is a boardwalk and ultimately a climb to a watchtower. the loop wraps up with a descent through cool woodlands to a pond. Moderate climbs and descents and the varied sights are the highlights.

Crappy markings but good moderate trail

This was a nice moderate trail. There were two trees down blocking the path which was a minor inconvenience. Markings could be updated. Generally a nice hike.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great walk took my grandkids age 4&6 and they loved it. Covered bridge, boardwalk and tower.

It's a nice easy hike and I loved the little watchtower. It can be done with kids.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Nice hike, pretty river/waterfall. Beautiful lake. Also a good place to go sledding with the kids when there's snow on the ground. My dog loves it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Nice quaint waterfall. Access is easy and unrestricted. Loop trail easy. Just short uphill but any age should be able to accomplish. Just not well marked. Found myself using this apps trail map to stay on course. Signs for "tower" but somehow completely missed it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

very kids friendly. Probably a nice view from tower once the leaves are gone

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Great 1h 30min hike with a lot of different terrain and beautiful waterfalls. We hiked with two 6 year olds, a 5 year old, 3 year old and two 2 year olds. The littlest found it hard and we ended up carrying most of the time.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

easy but beautiful.

It was okay, part of the trails were not marked towards the end so it got confusing. Good place overall though

Thursday, July 07, 2016

I went more to hang out, and it was a 90+ degree day, so I stopped often to enjoy the scenery and relax. This trail is very beautiful, from the waterfall and the stream, the watchtower, and the covered bridge. The trees provide quite a bit of sun coverage, which is nice for me since I'm fair skinned, and the little sun spots on the water are so gorgeous.... There are a lot of uphill rocky slopes so if I were to go alone it would make a perfect workout!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

This is one of my go to spots. If you do the big loop it can give you a pretty good work out. It has alot of different elements from the waterfalls, covered bridge, brook, steep climb and very woodsy. It is busy closer to all the activity and get quieter as you hike more in the wooded area. I do the start of the loop at the covered bridge and come out on the other side of the pond.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Easy hike to the Fire Tower. Ave hike nothing special about it. The Fire Tower was cool but not what I expected as far as a tower is concerned. Skys the Limit Challenge 2015 brought me here. Last one of 14 hikes. Hit up a few geocaches while here.

Monday, February 22, 2016

easy hike and simple to navigate, have done the tower hike at dusk and it is a good time. Typically about an hour hike and has the falls,river, and scenic points to enjoy a fun filled day

Monday, February 08, 2016

Great hike even w/ snow, hit the trail with a 2 and 3 year year old and we had fun. Def recommend going pond entrance and bridge exit if you got little ones. Tower was cool, not the best of views from it since the nearby trees are growing taller and obstructing some of the view but for the easy hike to it and being local it's worth it. River and waterfall views are amazing. Some rocky/rough terrain so watch your step.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Easy, short hike. Very busy place.

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