Burr Pond via Wolcott Trail (Blue Blaze)

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Burr Pond via Wolcott Trail (Blue Blaze) is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Torrington, Connecticut that features a lake 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: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 118 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

lake

views

wildlife

hiking
scramble
snow
14 days ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
15 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful fall foliage...varied terrain.

hiking
4 months ago

Rocky and full of tree roots. The trail is well marked and maintained. Good for photography many mushrooms and plants to photograph. Also, was able to photograph a duck up close. Nice views of the pond. Took me two hours, but I made many stops to take photos.

hiking
muddy
rocky
5 months ago

A nice hike, fun for the kids and the dog. there were a couple trees down on the trail at different points.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

This is a low footfall easy/medium trail for families. Would not recommend after heavy rainfall as part of the trail will be extremely muddy.

hiking
6 months ago

Good, easy trail for those with keen footwork through rocks and rootstock, a steady/ fast pace is fun and great cardio- even intersected with several trail runners, quiet and serene, close to home. Excellent! Doggo loved it too!!!

Pretty but easy trail. Great to hike for a bit and spend the day at the beach.

7 months ago

I love everything about this trail except for the need for slightly better markings. My favorite easier-going hike.

hiking
9 months ago

A nice easy walk around a beautiful pond. Easy & fun for kids

hiking
snow
9 months ago

Well marked trail. Clean park. Great for dogs.

hiking
Thu Dec 27 2018

Nice walk, combined it with the John-Muir trail and made it a 3.2 mile hike. The only bad part is dogs who were off their leashes tried to attack my dog. That is why there is a leash law!

hiking
Fri Sep 21 2018

Great when you're in the mood for something easy that has lovely views. Impossible to get lost. Do check out the penninsula trail.

hiking
Tue Jun 26 2018

My favorite trail. It’s beautiful, peaceful, and offers a few activities! Gorgeous beach. Plenty of picnic tables and grills. I love to get lost with my dog in the trail around the lake.

Thu May 17 2018

Great family walking trail but equally good for trail running. It can get crowded on a nice summer weekend.

hiking
Fri May 11 2018

Just a perfect walk. Not difficult by any stretch. Rocky in areas, flat in others, and a great way to spend an early sunday morning.

Sun Mar 18 2018

Snow covered trail but nicely packed. Beautiful.

hiking
Sun Dec 03 2017

I love this trail! It feels like a moderate hike to me with outstanding views of the lake. It's well marked and there are a number of options to take. Park in the boat launch area if you don't want to pay.

walking
Mon Sep 04 2017

Very nice walk, be aware of rocks and roots if you go. It is a lovely loop for walking a dog, lots of swim spots. We were able to keep our dog off leash on the trail although it is against park rules.

hiking
Wed Aug 30 2017

Nice easy hike following waters edge for most part. Roots and rocks primarily. Quiet at southern end and noisy at north end near the road

Tue Aug 22 2017

Great for trail running and a nice walk for the dog and I when we're looking for a more relaxing pace instead of a true hike

Tue Jul 18 2017

I walked this last year, haven't gone back yet. it was very nice, kind of long but plenty of nice areas to stop and rest a bit.

paddle sports
Sun Jun 18 2017

Sun May 21 2017

Hiking with dogs. Great time, lots of spots for the dogs to swim. Will be back.

snowshoeing
Wed Feb 15 2017

Was a good day to snowshoe here usually wouldn't do the entire trail in snowshoes but with 15 inches of new powder it was challenging.

hiking
Sun Oct 02 2016

Visited the first weekend of October while it was overcast and in 50s. The trees provided good coverage from occasional sprinkles. It's an easy hike that mostly hugs the pond, with occasional jaunts into thick woods. There's rocks and tree roots on the trail so be ready to do some maneuvering, but it's fairly well maintained so not an issue if you wear running shoes. The blue trail (2.5 mile loop) is a great walk pre/post wine trail explorations. It's gentle enough for young kids or those without any hiking experience who want to take in some nature and escape the city. Highly recommend for the views and coming in mid-late October as the leaves look just about ready to change. We took our Boston terrier and loved that the trails are dog friendly!

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