Lantern Hill Trail

MODERATE 191 reviews
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Lantern Hill Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ledyard, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

26 days ago

I’ve hiked these trails since I️ was a child! Great look out points and good incline for exercise!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful workout

hiking
1 month ago

Poorly marked as to how to get to the top, but once you’re there it’s stunning!

hiking
1 month ago

Really fun and a little tricky.

1 month ago

Great hike to the top with beautiful views! I take all 4 dogs with me who also love it!

1 month ago

loved the hike and view!

hiking
2 months ago

Fun short hike, great for families and young children, or anyone looking to get outside for some fresh air. To get the most out of the hike I would recommend doing both loops.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy simple trail. There is two ways to go up, going to the right you will do loop, going to the left it will be in and out type of hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views. I would rate it as an easy hike, but still enjoyable.

hiking
6 months ago

Well marked trail. I started behind 2 trees Inn this time. Some steep sections, but not overly strenuous. One section has a pathway through rock that's a little difficult to fit through, but if you go up sideways you should be fine. Good hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Quick hike but a beautiful view! Although a little disappointed that the trees have already lost most of their color. Looking forward to going earlier in the fall next year.

6 months ago

I enjoy it here and views at the end of the hike make it ALL worth it. I do wish there was more to do.

6 months ago

The views at the end of the hike are amazing ..

walking
7 months ago

Great place to walk your dog. Trails are well marked.

7 months ago

beautiful trail...not the best marked. Can't wait for additional seasons

hiking
7 months ago

beautiful!

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice area for a walk. Great view. There is more then one way to get in this place can get bit confusing. Other then that very great sincere and nature path.

hiking
8 months ago

nice views

hiking
8 months ago

Easily accessible loop trail, moderately trafficked. nice view at the top. One person mentioned on here that they couldn't see the water due to the trees, the summit view trail branches off of the loop near the top. Would do it again.

8 months ago

Really cool views for eastern ct

hiking
8 months ago

Perfect combination of exertion and reward in a 60-90' hike. Coming down might be a bit hairy if you have a larger dog that's not under good control. Lot's of fun in the late afternoon with the sun coming down over the lake.

hiking
9 months ago

Loved the trail we took (blue) however it seemed to drop us off at a weird location and we had to walk the road back to our car. Did love it though but next time would go a different path.

10 months ago

Great trail, well kept, pretty easy!

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lots of bugs, but had a nice view of the pond

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Well marked, I recommend you wear hiking shoes.

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Not clear where the tracks are.

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Fun, nice views

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Usually one of my favorites, but there is some kind of deforestation going on between the vista and the end of the trail...

hiking
Saturday, December 03, 2016

Good trail, great view

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2016

A great moderate trail for beginners. Trails are clearly marked and it wasn't busy at all on a beautiful fall day on the weekend. A couple of nice views, and very pleasant the entire way.

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