Gillette Castle Trail

EASY 33 reviews

Gillette Castle Trail is a 2 mile loop trail located near East Haddam, Connecticut that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.0 miles 367 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

6 days ago

Really easy and had a great view.

Beautiful view, lovely place to go see, but it's not so much of a hike, when you drive up you see the building right away it wasn't as exciting to just see it and walk away

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful area. A bit spooky near the castle. Very enchanting.

1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Fun little area, trails are easy for kids and newbies.

4 months ago

Fun place to hang out

6 months ago

Such a fun day!

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Short, easy trails that are usually full of people and children. The trails in the woods are not well marked. When I feel like a quick stroll it's nice with some lovely views. But it's not great when my dogs and I have serious energy to burn, or when I don't feel like company.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Easy family hike. Short trails. Trails aren't marked very well and there are several off shoots that aren't marked. Nice views of the CT River from the castle.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Nice, very short hike down to the Connecticut River and back up. Very simple hike. The castle has amazing views of the river

walking
10 months ago

Relaxing, short, easy walk with children.

11 months ago

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1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

SCOURED THE GROUNDS AFTER CASTLE ITSELF WAS CLOSED. SOME NICE TRAILS LEADING DOWN TO THE RIVER