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Kent Falls Red and Yellow Loop Trail [CLOSED]

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Kent Falls State Park

Kent Falls Red and Yellow Loop Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.7 mile heavily 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.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 232 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Partially paved

River

Views

Waterfall

Closed

Historic site

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As of July 2020, this trail remains closed due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Parks/Parks/Kent-Falls-State-Park Very easy trek up and around Kent Falls. This trail is very kid friendly with plenty of amazing views of one of the nicest and largest water falls in Connecticut. Though the trail isn't wheelchair friendly, the waterfall can be appreciated from the bottom of the trail near the parking area.

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Reviews (182)
Photos (249)
Recordings (125)
Completed (496)
Scott Bell
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Hiking

Not much of a hike, but one heck of a view.

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Jaime Rappa
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Hiking

Love Kent Falls! The waterfall is spectacular! Steep hike up. But my kids could make it up because there are some steps as you get closer to top. Theres a picnic area at entrance and you can bring your dog.

Don Rudnickas
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beautiful! falls flowing wonderfully with beautiful ice structures on the banks and rocks.

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Stephen McDonald
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Hiking

This is a terribly easy hike, and great for kids. And the views are spectacular--bring your camera! (One of my local favorites.)

P. Damian Gutierrez
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Jenna Sheridan
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Michael Stowe
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Hiking

great walk

Roger Barthelet
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Hiking

We started this hike at a bug free chilly 9 a.m. It was a pleasant easy stroll up one side of the falls and down the other. We saw several people walking their dogs. The pools of water formed by the various cascades provided the dogs with lots of places to drink or cool off. The changing colors of the leaves made for a colorful enhancement of the picturesque falls. Great Hike!!!

Craig Lawson
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Hiking

Easy but cool place .

Jessie Elliott
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Beautiful hike, except for the freak rainstorm

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Ben Z
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Hiking

Great trail with many waterfall overlooks...has an open field with grills and picnic tables... parking fee during weekends and holidays

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Dani F
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Hiking

Love the falls. Gets super busy sometimes.

Elizabeth Lugones
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Hiking

Short but very nice!

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Jo Double-u
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Very steep! The railings help! Not for beginners with asthma but the pay off is incredible with the falls at the top and on the way up.

Renee Dixon
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Hiking

Nice hike beside a cascading waterfall

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JESS R
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Hiking

Falls are beautiful, hike is easy and worth taking your time and exploring off trail a bit. Far drive or I’d visit more frequently. Barn at base is cool for pics. Very buggy however due to the areas of still water, ticks and mosquitos.

Sinner Hella
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Hiking

One of my favorite trails in CT. The waterfall is beautiful, very family oriented, the steps can be a bit steep and some rocks as steps might be a bit wobbly - there is a wooden handrail. Look outs to see the falls, and at the bottom there’s plenty of grass and space for those who may not be able to do the hike / walk up the stairs but still enjoy the falls - at the bottom you there is “real” bathrooms off in the distance not just pottapottys - you could bring those who are in wheelchairs, elderly or children who need extra assistance to enjoy the falls from bottom- grass at the bottom to play soccer or a picnic- some, very few picnic tables They sometimes charge non CT license plates- not fully sure about when they charge, how much and if they charge CT residents

Julia Garcia
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Walking

The falls are beautiful, and it's great for kids/families. It is very busy on nice days, so if you're looking for a quiet hike, this isn't it. It's a good spot for a picnic and a decent walk. There are stairs that make it very easy to get to the top. It's worth seeing the falls, but if you're looking for a hike, I'd recommend going to other places in Kent!

Debra Abbey
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Brittany McGraw
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Easy hike with kids, beautiful views. The waterfall was spectacular. I went in later October and we were the only ones on the trail. It was so extremely peaceful. We got to enjoy the gorgeous views and still some of the changing colors of the fall foliage. I’d definitely recommend going in fall as I’ve been here several times as a kid and it was much more crowded.

Miriam Vigo
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Hiking

Kent Falls is an hour away from home and I frequently visit the fall to get away from the city. Tranquility is a blessing!

Brian Krulish
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Hiking

The waterfalls are beautiful!! I went on a really cold afternoon and the trail was pretty treacherous with ice...regardless the trail was easy to follow and would be great for kids once the conditions are a bit safer. I can see why this is such a popular park in the spring and summer

Aliaksei C
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Hiking

Very nice cascade of waterfalls. Great views. On the top there are some places with vivid outsights.

Amy Rehberg
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Walking

A lot of steps to go up but worth it for the view

Peter Xhudo
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Hiking

The falls really are beautiful. Went on a early Saturday morning while it was raining and there was only one other family there, which is not the norm but was welcoming. From past reviews this place gets packed to the point where parking is closed, so I highly recommend you go while its raining. I also went on November 3rd so i didnt have to pay the 20 dollar fee (for non residents only and definitely not worth it imo), after Oct 31 there is no fee. Trail can be hard to follow after the falls so have the offline maps downloaded and ready (service is spotty here). Lastly the town of Kent is a nice small hiker town that I highly recommend you visit, tons of small shops with a lot to see and very friendly people.

Zach Tom
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way too crowded

James Catalfamo
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i'm not the kids to rate low because of bugs, price, popular or bad employees. but they went from $10 to $15 in one year just for a .07 trail. love the falls but one of the locals told me that the price went up to try to keep out out of state lower income visitors. i really hope thats not true.

Miguel Escala
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Great easy hike for you and the family with beautiful waterfalls and rocks. I’m not sure why you have to pay 20 bucks for parking on the weekends when it’s a state and public park? And those porto John’s bathrooms are gross, you’d think with the money they collect from people and government they would have built a new restroom for the park. Other than that, it’s nice.

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