Kent Falls Red and Yellow Loop Trail

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Kent Falls Red and Yellow Loop Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kent, Connecticut that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.8 miles
242 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips






Very easy walk/hike up and around Kent Falls. Super kid friendly with plenty of amazing views. Probably the nicest and largest water falls in Connecticut. Kent Falls State Park is located in Kent, CT.

24 days ago

Waterfalls get nicer higher you climb. Go when there's snow or after rain

1 month ago

Short and steep, lots of nice waterfalls and cascades, there are facilities and picnic tables around the bottom, as well as a place to swim/wade.

2 months ago

Great hike

5 months ago

Beautiful falls. Perfect for a stroll with the family to just sit and relax.

6 months ago

nice day out with the family. Easy enough to have my wife and 2 year old son with me, sometimes on my shoulder and other times on my back in his baby carrier. beautiful views, nice picnic and play area also. great also for a quick solo walk. choose when you come to avoid paying for parking. We paid nothing for parking today. perhaps because it was October or mid week.

9 months ago

This trail was awesome. Super short, but so enjoyable! The falls are gorgeous!

9 months ago

Nice place. Very clean. Gave a 3 star rating because it cost $9 to park your vehicle. I arrived to the park with three other friends we were on motorcycles, had to pay $9 per bike to park, so it was a total of $36 for us to park 4 motorcycles in one parking spot. We didn’t let the parking fee ruin our day, still had a great time, just will not be returning to Kent falls anytime soon.

9 months ago

Great for picnics, getting your feet wet, and a quick hike. Can get crowded, but much less during the week. The falls are quite beautiful, great place for families. (we went on a week day and parked for free)

9 months ago

Short and sweet. If you have bad knees (like me) and have trouble going up stairs I would take Advil first!! lol Take your time and don't get discouraged. definately worth the walk. lots of large steps but there is a hand rail if you need it! gorgeous views!

9 months ago

all good, a small waterfall hike in a well kept park. fyi-$15 cash to park car.

11 months ago

Short east hike with many people. The waterfalls are pretty though.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

had such a great day! was so surprised to find the waterfall kept going higher and higher as you climbed the trail!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Beautiful Falls. Nice cemented stairways halfway up then worn out path with various decks to stop and admire the falls.
I took the Northtrail on the other side of the falls back to the parking area. It hugs the ledge on that side so not for little ones. Not much of view in summer on that side
Free entrance weekdays else state park fees on weekend during summer months.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Spectacular spot to hang out, grill, play games in the field and of course, walk up along the biggest waterfalls in the area

Monday, April 25, 2016

Great way to spend a day. Little picnic area at the bottom with lots of grass. The walk up to the top was pretty easy. Steps and trail. The falls were beautiful. Lots of water right now. We did the trail up to the top then right back down. Next time we will try the other trails.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Great view!!! The best thing to do the next morning after a snowy night!!
Bring a knife so you can grave your name on the many many engraved threes up there!! ...(I didn't have one so, I have to come back) :) #ILoveIt

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

This was a great little hike with an adorable nearby town. Parking free and abundant, main restroom closed up but an outhouse one person potty (gross) available. picnic grounds available. Neat covered bridge entrance. The falls are extremely neat to see and take pictures next to. Be prepared for a STEEP ascent of steps and trail at the beginning. You can easily view the falls and turn back we instead hiked the back end which was woodsy and muddy with some wash out areas. Trails are less then well marked in that rear loop. buggy wear spray. We headed to town afterwards for a yummy ice cream and to view some really neat metal sculptures from a local artist that are placed around town.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Nice trail

Monday, July 07, 2014

Nice park. Easy hike. Most of the way up is in stairs built on the trail.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The falls are bigger and more beautiful than I expected…very rugged looking, and after a long, wet spring, the falls were very impressive.

The hike is not much to speak of..there is a trail on each side of the falls. Looking at the falls, the trail on the right side was easier, with stairs in some sections…it was also more crowded. The trail on the left was more of a hiking trail, but I think going up and back down is short of a mile. You can go up one one side, and then down the other.

It is a great place to take kids, but swimming is not allowed. Seems to be a very popular spot for picnics and family gatherings. Not what you would call a wilderness experience, but still an unexpected find.

There were a couple of vendors in the parking lot, selling hot dogs, water, etc, but I would recommend bringing your own food and water, Alcohol is not allowed. I am not a CT resident, and I paid $15 for parking (all the more reason to make a day or afternoon of it).

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Great place to go during the week! Very busy on weekends and $15 for non-residents of CT. Hike up to the road, cross the bridge and take yellow trail back to the parking lot. Hang out at the park afterwards and have picnic.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Beautiful beautiful place to be!!! Amazing views!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One of the best places in CT to take the kids hiking. Highly recommend doing this easy loop any season of the year.

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