Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Trout Brook Valley Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

First time on this trail. Very well marked and easy to follow. Well maintained. Pieces of the red trail were steep and more difficult especially on the down hill portions. Will definitely come back.

Enjoyable and a great walk where the dogs can be off the leash!

Really well marked. Beautiful woods to walk through but not much to see other than that. Quite a peaceful walk.

Great spot. Multiple trails to choose from ranging from easy to difficult. There is a map you can grab at the beginning if you don’t have the trail on your phone to help you with routes. Very clean. Well maintained. Started on red then to green, white, and finished with green. Great time with beautiful scenery.

3 months ago

A gem

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Hikes can be as long or short as you like.

We did the red trail to green. We wear our kids in back packs and found it very doable- we did watch our steps carefully on parts of the red though! Great place we will be returning soon!

very nice. red trail is awesome.

Today I completed walking every trail in the preserves. Took 3 times of 8.5 mile average hikes to do it. Great place with a great mix of trails.

Nice trails. Very quiet. Wish they were all off leash!

My favorite place in the area

Rocky, varied terrain with well marked trails. Good moderate wooded trail. Hiked the red to white.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pleasantly surprised with this hidden gem! We took the RED trail. I had two dogs with me, one of which was a blind labradoodle. There was a bit of an incline/scramble on this trail which I found difficult only because of my dog.
Without the dog, I would highly recommend it as a "Moderate" hike.

I do have to mention this review is my First time at Trout Brook. So take what I'm saying in that context:
Looking at the maps, we took the RED trail, planning to exit via the green due to my dogs limitation. The GREEN trail on the map looks like it exits onto Bradley Road.

It would be more accurate to say that the WHITE trail not the green exits to the Bradley road exit. We went in a complete circle or loop simply following the Green blazes.

We thought red to green.
It should be Red to Green to White.
No big deal...we just prolonged the hike.

I highly recommend this park. We are blessed to have it so close to home. Prior to finding it we were driving to Sleeping Giant.

Great space and trails in crowded Fairfield County.

All around fun, varied terrain!


Excellent trail, rather steep in 1st quarter. One concern, most of the area is open to bow hunting of deer and shotgun hunting of Turkey's. It's hard to let your mind drift and relax when your looking out for hunter. I think this app needs to let you know up front so you can avoid the trail during hunting season.

Amazing hike, fall colors and crunching through the leaves. New England at its Fall finest. Last mile a challenge for our tired 9 year olds. Many thanks for the Violet Trail as the home stretch.

Great and fun

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Great nature outing. Walked the blue trail. Next time, Planning on hiking the red trail

The red trail and then the purple trail to Popp Mountain is a good trail to get considerable elevation with moderate difficulty and get a good view. Maps are available at the Bradley Road entrance.

Nice variety of trails. We hike this with the kids. In the past I mountain biked here and it's a great quick midweek workout. The trails are rocky and moss covered with lots of roots for a technical challenge. Other areas are wide open.

trail running
Monday, December 21, 2015

From a trail running standpoint, this is a defined and clearly marked trail for the most part. There are a few rocky sections that will slow your pace a little, but overall it's clean running course with minimal elevation gains.

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