Lake Hammo Loop Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Lake Hammo Loop Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Killingworth, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.8 miles
452 feet

kid friendly



nature trips


trail running




wild flowers



no dogs

29 days ago

Great easy trail loop...wouldn't classify this as "moderate". You can tell that some spots don't get as much foot traffic, but the trails are easy to follow. There are reforestation efforts going on so there are a lot of trees down across the path (but easy to get around or climb over). You do need access to get past the gate for parking, but that's easy to get from the town. Loads of mushrooms, pine trees, ferns, and toads along the way!

1 month ago

Make sure you have a regional water authority pass and you’ll have the gate codes to get in. Beautiful trails- obviously not well traveled as parts are overgrown and lots of trees down on the trail

1 month ago

Arrived here at 715am ( well after the sun came up) and gates were closed so I couldn't get in. The sign on the gate said "trails are open every day" "Gate opens at sun up and closes at sundown" so I'm left disappointed and confused.

8 months ago

Hidden treasure right off Route 80 that I drove past hundreds of times without knowing it existed. Walk through pine trees, has a Vermont feel..then all of a sudden the lake appears. And it is very impressive. massive lake. Water is crystal clear. Worth a trip to Killingworth.

10 months ago

Great loop! I wish it stayed closer to the water at times

11 months ago

PERMIT REQUIRED AREA - You MUST have a Recreation Permit from the Regional Water Authority to be on this property.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Loved the quiet, peaceful surrounds of nature. Saw wildlife and enjoyed the trail. Kids loved it too.

You need permission to hike here, which the app failed to explain. Fortunately my family member had permission.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It was amazing. Traveling through the portion of the lake that was dried up was like walking through another world. You enter in a little entrance just past a bridge and you immediately go beneath the bridge which has a waterfall. Getting to the lake is up to you. Tip: don't use trail maps just adventure and explore, it's amazing

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Very easy trail to hike that circles Lake Hammonasset. Virtually no steep inclines and there is a clear tire track path the whole way. I started at the gated entrance on Route 80 on the Madison/Killingworth line and continued on the White Trail. I decided to detour and explore the lake view 'orange trail' which didn't afford many lake views. The orange trail dumped me back on the white trail and I continued on until I reached a clearing with the water company building. Nice little paved section with a boat launch to take a break and enjoy the lake view. I doubled back to Route 80 and it took me about two hours total. Follow me on Twitter @ctyogahikes

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