Gillette Castle Trail

EASY 41 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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

hiking
14 days ago

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25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Gillette Castle state park is a nice place to visit and hike. You can tour the Castle home then hike the trails. Well worth seeing the building.
Our hike followed the personnel mini railroad that Gillette built, he was an actor who made big money in the early 1900's.
There are many trails on the property, some go down to the CT river, others follow the old RR bed and others wind around the property.
I always like following the RR bed trail. To each there own.
Oh yes, the views from the Castle are amazing of the CT river and beyond!
Well worth it for this alone. Enjoy.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We came the week before the museum and castle were open for the summer, so I can't speak to those, but the trails were sub par. They mostly just intersect across a small section of woods. There's a good view of the river and the castle is cool on the outside. I wouldn't recommend here for the hiking.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

Really easy and had a great view.

4 months ago

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
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Fun place to hang out

10 months ago

Such a fun day!

10 months ago

hiking
10 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.

Friday, July 15, 2016