Hancock Brook Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Hancock Brook Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waterbury, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

1 month ago

Great trail. Was a nice find. The previous reviews on description were accurate. The walk alone the water was flat but very pretty. Once you hit the ascend ( and you will know which one when you get there) definitely a challenge. Not for beginners. A very narrow but pretty cool path. Saw a bunch of lady slippers along the hike as well, surprisingly.

hiking
3 months ago

Hancock Brook Trail is open. Trail does not cross river over abandoned bridge but proceeds North along the side of the quarry area. Trail runs North about 1.5 miles following Hancock Brook. It then swings to the left and makes the return trip South on top of the ridge. One of my favorite trails especially when there has been a recent rain.

hiking
5 months ago

The trailhead is on the other side of the quarry. You have to actually cut across the quarry to reach it and ignore the rotten bridge everyone keeps mentioning. The trail is fairly simple going beside a small stream, across from which is a train track. Once you get to “the end”, looking ahead you will see a scrap yard or something through the trees into the distance. That’s not the end of the trail of course as it loops by going up the cliff face to the left of that “end”. It’s a bit of a difficult climb at points and can be strenuous, so make sure you have plenty of water and are part mountain goat. The views from the top of the various cliffs are nice during the warmer months. The trail eventually ends where it began and you have to cross the quarry field again.

9 months ago

Looks like this trail is longer accessible. The starting bridge is out.

hiking
10 months ago

Went to hike this trail today and found that trailhead is no longer accessible as bridge to trail is in ruins (no road, only steel girders and rotten boards). Could not find alternate trailhead.

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