Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve Trail

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Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Groton, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: 170 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

hiking
22 hours ago

Always a good hike. Beautiful but you do see a lot of people. Decent hike.

this was a great trail and family friendly.

Very nice seaside hike which transitions into a woods hike. Easy trails, for walking, hiking, biking, or trail running.

walking
23 days ago

Beautiful views of the Sound once you reach the beach, easy to moderate walking trails, bring bug repellent, great place to take the dogs for a walk (make sure they're on a leash and pick up after them!)

25 days ago

This trail is a favorite for beachcombing, clamming or kayaking. But always a pleasant and scenic walk for a seashore adventure.

hiking
no shade
29 days ago

Great beach walk! Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Awesome views and super easy hike. We had a 6 year old that had no problems.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very family friendly, pet friendly hiking area. I use the word hiking loosely as this is more of a walk on a heavily pedestrian traveled dirt road which circles the park. It is used extensively by hikers, bicyclists, fisherman, and those wishing to go clamming. If you are looking for the serenity of the woods, then this is not the place for you. There are some really nice views of the rocky coast which make this very easy walk somewhat worthwhile. But even these nice views were interrupted by the steady flow of airplanes landing at the nearby Groton Airport.

1 month ago

Easy walk, nice views.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike will do it again when the foliage is out.. Moderate to heavy traffic today

walking
off trail
3 months ago

3 months ago

Lots of trails to explore even in wet snow they are still manageable. The only deterring factor is the park is next to a busy airport; much engine noice etc..however if you look ftom side to side as you walk the beauty of the forest and ocean views the air traffic noise fades away. And probably in spring/summer the tree leaves mute the sound also. I definitely am going back..my favourite time to hike is fall/winter.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

We went out for a walk on the main path to the beach. It was muddy but only cause it was a day after rain. Windy day but beautiful water views. The pup loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

Long often dull walk out to the water but amazing views once you’re out there.

Nice walk with Ines!

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

Great place place to trail run

hiking
6 months ago

Love this place. There is sandy and rocky beach to walk, wooded trails and wide paths, historic ruins, beautiful vistas and even low flying prop planes overhead. Be sure to wander off on many of the side trails.

hiking
7 months ago

Simply beautiful. We hiked in from a parking lot north of the railroad tracks. The underpass regularly floods and today it was impassable for short vehicles but the sidewalk was above water. NOTE!!! The waterfront trail floods severely at high tide cutting you off. The water depth at peak high tide is deep enough to go over boots. Some people in warm weather take their shoes off - but in the cold you have to take the long way around or double back. The trails are very nicely kept. We hiked into the area and took the left trail split. This trail has some significant elevation changes we decided to tackle it while fresh. We also confirmed that high tide was at our starting point and with the flooding we took the high trail hoping for the water level to drop as we hiked the wooded trails. The view at the end is worth the walk. We were correct in our planning that hiking the woods took long enough for the high tide to recede. We still walked through flooding but it was barely over our toes on our hiking boots - sneakers would not stay dry even 2.5 hours past high tide.

7 months ago

great

hiking
7 months ago

This was my first hike since moving to Connecticut and it didn’t disappoint! Beautiful views, easy hike but long enough to feel like a good work out, and very dog friendly! Bathrooms halfway through the trail were a nice surprise. Also, the GPS directions to the trail head from this app were right on and it was easy to find!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice leisurely bike ride. Easy to follow and wide trail. Don't expect any mind-blowing views. Would be a great trail for trail running.

hiking
8 months ago

Still my favorite in the area,

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy trail! perfect for my dog. Even has a water fountain to fill the water bowl

10 months ago

Love this trail. Easy to walk. Has a little of everything. Woods, marsh, rocks, beach, and a bathroom at the end of the trail

hiking
10 months ago

Nice and easy. Beautiful views from the bluffs.

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