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Best trails in Wadsworth Falls State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Wadsworth Falls 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.
Description
Wadsworth Falls State Park, or simply Wadsworth Falls, is located on the Coginchaug River in the towns of Middletown and Middlefield, Connecticut. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming, and picnicking. Spend a summer day cooling off in the mist of the waterfall or an autumn day hiking or biking the varied trails of the park.
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Map of trails in Wadsworth Falls State Park
Park information
Acreage
267 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday
5:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday
5:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday
5:00 am - 8:00 am
Sunday
5:00 am - 8:00 am
Mailing address
Wadsworth Falls State Park
381 Route 80
Killingworth, CT 06419
Contact
(860) 663-2030
Top trails (4)
#1 - Wadsworth Falls Trail
Wadsworth Falls State Park
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Length: 6.0 km • Est. 1 h 29 m
There is ample parking at Wadsworth State Park, one lot near the big falls and the other near the pond. Cross the river and railroad tracks by means of a roadwalk, from there the trail turns into the Show more
#2 - Mattabesett and Mount Higby Trail
Wadsworth Falls State Park
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Length: 14.3 km • Est. 4 h 45 m
Mattabesett and Mount Higby Trail is a 14.3 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Middlefield, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The traShow more
#3 - Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill
Wadsworth Falls State Park
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Length: 1.6 km • Est. 27 m
Permanent signs along the Inner Trail narrate the natural history of the land. The trees marked by waypoints are just some of the unique trees planted by Colonel Wadsworth when he developed the EstateShow more
#4 - Laurel Grove Brook (Yellow) and Cedar Loop (Red)
Wadsworth Falls State Park
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Length: 2.9 km • Est. 50 m
Laurel Grove Brook (Yellow) and Cedar Loop (Red) is a 2.9 kilometer loop trail located near Middletown, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is Show more