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.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
242 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice park, kept nice and clean. If you do plan on going on the trail, I suggest good nonslip shoes. I saw way too many people wearing flip flops and tripping and falling when it could’ve been avoided. Waterfalls are great, trails are nice and shady. There are areas on the grass in front to have cook out with family but I suggest bringing chairs to sit. Fee for out of state visitors so keep that in mind. There is also a person that comes and sells ice cream.

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy hike. Wasn’t completely impressed with the fall...there wasn’t a lot of water

hiking
1 month ago

Great hiking, very easy. Some of the trail is paved but not the majority free parking for all CT license plates

2 months ago

So many different Falls to look at and a nice easy path right alongside them which goes up until reaching a bridge. Very Majestic. The park offers some shade and a nice picnicking area.

walking
2 months ago

Cool bridge nice waterfall

hiking
2 months ago

Wow. Easily the biggest payoff for least effort hike I've done. Spectacular series of waterfalls. As you ascend the very nicely constructed (mostly paved) trail there are benches and lookout areas along the way. The money spot is at the very top, where the water spills over a cliff edge and down into a sort of cave, then cascades down further. There was a photographer down below taking photos of the uppermost falls from a tripod. There are signs telling people not to leave the trails, which he ignored. Happy to report he made it back to his car. When the paved trail ends it pays to take the root-bound trail up to the right, where you can see the stream that leads down to the falls, and even walk out above the falls if you have the guts. I ventured out a little bit but wanted to be mindful of my footing on a wet day. At the end of the trail you cross a little bridge and can descend down the other side of the falls on the red trail, which doesn't have any great views but is a nice peaceful stroll back to the parking lot, with the sound of the woods keeping you company all the way. There was also a yellow trail that led back into the woods, but I'll leave that for another time. If you want a great spot to visit or take kids, with some absolutely majestic views this is it. Picnic tables near the parking area, and totally immaculate. 5 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for sure! You can also fish for trout there if you want. Not sure why you'd do the red and yellow loop. All the views are on the other side of the falls - take the main (paved) trail up and the red trail back IMO.

3 months ago

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

4 months 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.

5 months ago

Great hike

8 months ago

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

hiking
9 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.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

Sunday, July 09, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

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)

walking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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!

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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!

hiking
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

hiking
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

hiking
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.

hiking
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).

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, November 03, 2013

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

hiking
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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