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.

Distance: 42.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,394 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bike touring

bird watching

running

forest

partially paved

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

road biking
9 days ago

Thompson CT section needs maintenance. Trail is getting narrower every year. Bushes, trees and weeds are narrowing the trail in many areas. Trail is nearly wash out due to water from Rt 200 bridge. Guard rails missing over small bridge- use caution. Large puddle under Rt 193 bridge. No benches. Still a rideable trail but needs work.

nice flat stretch

Rt 66 to main st East Hampton.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

This review is for the section of trail from Lebanon to North Windham. This trail is the perfect trail for winter hiking. At times, the trail glistened like it was paved with diamonds. Krampons were needed to help keep us on our feet on these icy trails. The trail led into Willimantic and dumped us onto Main Street. It was a great place to grab a quick lunch before heading finding the trail again. The lack of signs made the going rough, but thanks to Alltrails GPS, we were able to pick our way through the streets and find where the trail resumed. The ever changing scenery made this stretch of the trail interesting.

bike touring
flooded
muddy
8 months ago

Heading from East Hampton toward Portland, the trail became a stream shortly after passing through a tunnel, so I had to head back. Heading in the opposite direction, after passing the cranberry bog, the trail is under construction and was very muddy. Will come back another time when the construction is completed because it’s really a lovely trail.

road biking
8 months ago

nice gravel trail with great views of the surrounding area. I would recommend knobby tires and no less than 25mm tires to feel comfortable and confident on a road bike.

hiking
8 months ago

Very well kept single track trails. Many options for different mileage.

running
bridge out
9 months ago

I ran this north loop trail starting from the Day Pond parking lot. When I reached the end I just doubled back. Pretty clearly marked, semi technical trail with some incredible changes in terrain. If you stay on the blue trail, the .2 mile veer off toward the waterfall is worth it. My total elevation gain was about 900ft.

hiking
11 months ago

Wonderful trail. And so fun to bring the kids. The last storm knocked down a huge tree that we had to navigate under, over and through. But overall great experience.

running
Sun Nov 04 2018

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
Mon Mar 06 2017

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

Tue Jan 17 2017

Awesome for anything!!

Thu Nov 17 2016

Awsome

mountain biking
Tue Jul 26 2016

Awesome, beautiful and not to be missed

walking
Thu Jul 14 2016

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

hiking
Tue Oct 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
Sun Aug 30 2015

Great beautiful scenery.

Fri 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.

Sun 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.

hiking
Tue Mar 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.

running
Mon Oct 22 2012

Great place for a run. Wide and flat.

cross country skiing
Sun Jan 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!

hiking
Wed 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.

mountain biking
4 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

recorded Air Line State Park Trail

mountain biking
11 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

recorded Recording - May 17, 04:55 PM

hiking
17 days ago

walking
19 days ago

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