Black Rock Trail is a 2.6 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Watertown, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 km Elevation Gain: 117 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

lake

river

wild flowers

This trail requires a fee.

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bugs
4 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

I came at this trail from Black Rock Lake. It was so so so peaceful with so many birds. Paved roadways throughout the park but closed to cars at the moment. Would love to come back and explore the roadways more. As I was walking came upon the Mattatuck Trail. Took that- also so peaceful. Lots of easy stream crossings. Very well maintained. Not overgrown at all! This led to the Black Rock Trail in the State Park. Amazing view from the top. A big up and a big down. A bit of everything- nice find!

hiking
1 month ago

Been hiking and enjoying the grounds for picnics for many years.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

Great views. We came after a rain storm so there was a lot of was out.

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2 months ago

Nice easy trail, but too many people.

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2 months ago

Definitely muddy in places today but gorgeous nonetheless

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2 months ago

Quick hike from the parking area up to the rock via the blue trail and back down via the red. must've paused recording for a bit so if you go by my map add about a quarter of a mile to it? Good condition, nice scramble that you get out of the way early.

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icy
rocky
2 months ago

loved this trail even in the mud and ice...there was a critter inthe cave socwe didnt do a ton of exploring. we I'll come back.

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3 months ago

Trail was ok view is great. Took red and white dot trail in camp ground to blue dot trail.

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snow
4 months ago

really hard for beginner, but great!

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snow
6 months ago

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rocky
8 months ago

Great cardio considering the blue trail is almost all uphill. Could be a little tricky going back down if you have dogs with you

hiking
8 months ago

great quick Trail. Steep and Rocky. Good cardio. if you take the blue trail to the top watch for the split to the Red Trail. Do not stay on the gravel path. The split is not very well well-marked.

hiking
8 months ago

I really liked this hike and the view at “black rock”. However I was very surprised no one commented about finding the actual start of it! Once in Black Rock State Park you have to park, and then walk up into the camping area. You’ll see a bathhouse as you walk up to the left, and then there’s a trail to the very far left. The maps didn’t help me much until I actually found the trail, then they helped a bit, and so did the app of course. Loved the hike itself tho.

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bugs
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Another trail at Black Rock.

hiking
10 months ago

Short but steep. Worth the work out. Nice views. Well marked.

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11 months ago

Great hike, a bit steeper than I anticipated. The trails were overall well marked. We did miss a turn off once but realized quickly our mistake. The views were amazing from the top. The whole park is beautiful and very well maintained

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Fri May 24 2019

I would definitely recommend. The trail starts near the swimming area at black rock state park. You cross 2 roads and you pass by the caves. It’s a great hike.

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Mon Apr 29 2019

Well marked trail with great views at the top. A bit muddy this time of the year.

Fri Apr 26 2019

Good short hike. red trail markers disappear near the end. good views at the top.

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muddy
Wed Apr 24 2019

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Tue Apr 09 2019

Great views if you make it to the top!

Fri Nov 02 2018

Hiked this trail many times since my teenage years and always enjoy the view from the top at 'Black Rock' esp this time of year. Trail is moderate and can be challenging for anyone not used to steep climbs but def manageable just take your time, using a hiking pole/stick can be helpful. Total time to top from parking area inside park is 30 minutes or less.

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Thu Oct 25 2018

Quiet trail. Would do again

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