Green Falls Pond

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Green Falls Pond is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Voluntown, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and canoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
91 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

paddle sports

walking

beach

forest

lake

Nice loop around the pond with some rocky areas.

13 days ago

My wife and I hiked this trail after not hiking in over 20 years. It was nice with a great breeze off the pond. Friendly people enjoying trail with friend both of two leg and four leg types. Lots of roots and rocky areas so if you are new just take your time and look down a lot. Had great time.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous 5.1 mile lollipop style hike. Spacious dirt road mixed with narrow and rocky trails around the pond. Plenty of sunshine and trees. Water was sparkling. Weather was absolutely perfect today, 3/31/18. When all the leaves fill in it will be even more stunning.

hiking
8 months ago

Had a great hike around the pond on a beautiful foliage day!! Our older legs got a good workout on the up and down parts, but there are plenty of smoother parts too. Was lovely to always have the sparkling pond in view. Pond was rather low, so the falls were not heavy, so we’ll have to return in the spring. A+++++

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Beautiful trail. I hiked it with 3 kids under 5. I would recommend it for kids 5 and older. There is a nice swimming area. The trail features a lot of climbing... there is a small stream you have to jump over on the rocks. It was not easy with the little ones but we did it!!!! And they loved the waterfall, butterflies. We did run into a huge eastern hognose snake. They are harmless but definitely rattled me. Enjoy it!

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Relatively easy hike around the pond. The whole trail is well marked. There is some scrambling over rocks and tree roots, but still pretty easy. We made the hike longer by heading down part of the Narragansett Trail all the way to Dinosaur Caves. It was really pretty and quiet.

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

If you look at my track, you will see why I call this trail Green Falls Pond Plus. My Grandson and I turned this 1.7 mile loop into a 9.2 mile hike that took into Rhode Island. The loop around Green Falls Pond is very easy and family friendly. At the south end of the pond is a small waterfall and the runoff from Green Falls Pond. This blue Narragansett Trail is the highlight of the trip around the pond. It takes you about a half mile down to Green Falls Road and then you can backtrack back to the pond and finish circling it. This little stretch is moderate with lots of rocks and ledges to get over and around. It is a beautiful little stretch that is a must see. On the Northeast side of the pond, we headed out on the Blue Narragansett Trail that took us down to Hidden Lake. We took an assortment of different trails that brought us to Yawgoog Pond, a Boy Scout Camp Area. From there we doubled back taking the blue/yellow trail that goes along the border of CT & RI. There were various large rock formations (Dinasaur Caves/Cliffs) that we had to climb over. All the trails we covered today were pretty easy with a touch of (moderate) here and there. National Geographic has a pretty good map of the area trails. It can be found at www.mdc.net/~dbrier/yawgoog/trails. One note of concern was the damage being done by the Gypsy Moth Caterpillars. The trails are littered with pieces of green leaves. If you stop while hiking, you can hear them munching the foliage. Hopefully they won't strip the trees like they did in the late 1970's. It was a fun day capped off with a swim at Green Falls Pond beach area where we started and ended the hike.

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Excellent hike. Well marked and beautiful. Will be going back there again!

camping
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Okay hike. A few scrambly parts. The lake is nice for swimming and boating. If you camp, camp away from the actual campsites. There are a few good spots off the trail near the dam.

hiking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Very popular area. Nice easy hike and you can go for a swim.

hiking
Monday, June 22, 2015

I completed part of this trail on 6/21/15 as part of an approximate 10 mile hike that started in RI. I parked at the Yawgoog Scout Camp near the southeast corner of Yawgoog Pond. If you turn right to stay on Camp Yawgoog Park Road when you approach the main entrance of the camp there is a very large dirt parking area. Camp was not in session at the time. I walked through the entrance and straight toward where I figured the dam at the south end of the pond would be. After a little walking through a section of camp I found the yellow-blazed trail. I followed this across the dam, around the south end of the pond, and then followed the same trail up the west side of the pond. I crossed Camp Yawgoog Road and followed the white blazed trail around the east side off Hidden Lake, and then north where it met the blue blazed Freedom Trail heading west. I followed the blue blazed trail to the CT border and continued west to Green Falls Pond. I hiked south down the east side of Green Falls Pond, spent some time at the dam, and then followed the gorge south. What an awesome section of trail! I then headed east on Green Falls Road, took an unmarked side trail north back up toward Green Falls Pond, and then reversed course back to the white-blazed trail north of Hidden Lake, which I followed back into Camp Yawgoog. I then followed the Camp Yawgoog Road through part of the camp to where I was parked. Some tremendous views along this hike! Also some challenging areas, and an overall great hike.

hiking
Monday, May 12, 2014

First hike of the season with teenage kids and our dog. Great, easy trail with awesome views. Very well marked.

hiking
Saturday, May 19, 2012

A very nice hike around Green Falls Pond. Some narrow spots here and there but alot of nice scenery. We took the blue/orange trail and it had a some nice rest sposts with great views of the pond...

hiking
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Green Fall Pond has a lot to offer! Amenities include campsites, picnic sites, a designated swimming area, a water pump and waterless latrines; there may be an entry fee on weekends during the summer, as well as a campsite fee. The pond is on the blue-blazed Narragansett Trail and it is also a terminus of the Nehantic and Pachaug trails, also in blue. The Green Fall Pond Trail is a loop around the pond; it is blazed in blue and orange.

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2011

Quite possibly one of the most dramatically beautiful trails yet. Located in Pachaug State Forest, it features challenges such as multiple scrambles up and down boulders, historical attractions such as the remains of an old mill, and finally climaxes onto a rapid stream coursing through a deep, pine-forested ravine.

hiking
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This was a tremendous hike! We began on a dirt road called Green Falls Road. We followed the blue blazes along the river, crossed it a few times, up to a damn. Then we walked along the east side of the pond. There is a trail that leads up to the beach, but we didn't do this. Instead, we continued along the path, still following the blue blazes. After about 2.5 miles, you will come to a foot bridge and need to head to the right. This part of the trail is along the Rhode Island border and the Rhode Island Boy Scout Camp. There are a lot of slippery rocks on this trail. The trail book we have says it is not recommended for children or new hikers. I agree. However, our children are very experienced hikers and did rather well on it. The only problem we had was with the slippery rocks. The last mile of the hike is on the dirt road back to your car.

Sights are Green Falls River, Green Falls Pond, the dam, other streams, an old campsite, a mill, and some caves.

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