Air Line State Park Trail

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Air Line State Park Trail is a 42.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near East Hampton, Connecticut that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

42.7 miles
1,394 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly




horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

trail running



partially paved

rails trails



wild flowers




over grown

trail running
2 months ago

This is a wonderful spot to get in your long distance run. I’ve been a number of times and I am never disappointed. I have yet to run the entire out and back but have completed about 30 miles of it. It is a packed dirt/gravel trail that slopes very casually making the elevation gain go unnoticed. In the winter I’ve seen folks out there with cross country skies and snow shoes.
This trail is good for everyone and anything.

Happy trails-
Ultra Ryan

mountain biking
Monday, March 06, 2017

great peaceful ride can't wait to come back and explore the entire trial.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Awesome for anything!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016


mountain biking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Awesome, beautiful and not to be missed

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Great for stroller walking! It was a hot day but trail is covered with trees making enjoyable walk.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I love this trail. I start from the Day Pond State Park parking lot, and usually take the blue-blazed trail. When it comes to the first big wide opening into the woods, I head straight, and do not immediately follow the blue trail signs. This leads up a few uphills to get your heart going...then it flattens out for most of the rest. There's a nice waterfall, and a few man-made bridges along the way. Trail markings are a bit difficult to spot now and then, but just go back to the most recent one and look around - eventually you'll see it.

horseback riding
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Great beautiful scenery.

Friday, May 29, 2015

i use the East Hampton trail head for this trail. love the river for sceanery (lower trail) bit buggy though. i suppose the water is to thank for that. the actual Airline trail (upper trail) is pretty straight and not much to look at in the area i was in. just lots of woods. there are Munzee tags to find also if thats your thing. i remember jumping off the viaduct in this area when i was in high school. good times. enjoy.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

5 miles! It keeps going and going all the way to Willimantic. It's actually more like 20! Then you have to turn around and go back. We actually did a total of 28 miles with a 9 year old and 14 years old and they did it. It was absolutely beautiful and I recommend to all families. Just keep track of the mile markers.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This trail isn't great for hiking. It's a wonderful setting for running and biking but if you are looking for a good hike- look elsewhere. Ill come here anyway for a nice walk with friends in the summer! It's also close to some great places to swim in the hot summer months.

trail running
Monday, October 22, 2012

Great place for a run. Wide and flat.

cross country skiing
Sunday, January 01, 2012

What a great resource for everyone - this rail trail actually starts in East Hampton and goes through colchester, Hebron, Lebanon and keeps going. Very level grade so it is great hiking , biking and x country skiing for all ages. Great views from the Lyman viaduct in the spring and fall. Lots of rivers and streams and marshes along the way. You can get off the trail at the Salmon River and fly fish. Get your bike out and enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I am more familiar with the North section of this trail, and love it - there are many paths off the main trail for mtn biking, horses, more strenuous hiking. Great for kids. Many places to park along the way, so you can make it a point-to-point or an out and back. Believe there is a website with the DEP, and also one with some great photography. Did a lot of snowshoing this winter. The wild blueberries are great, and if you are quiet you'll spot many birds, some foxes, and maybe a bobcat. Will add more asap.

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