Larkin Bridle Path

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Larkin Bridle Path is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Southbury, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
557 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

rails trails
15 days ago

Nice flat pathway. Good dog walking trail

rails trails
22 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

Did 5.2 miles from Pope to Rigg and back this morning between 5 and 7 am. Would have given it 5 stars but it was a bit swampy between OXC and Rigg. I was swatting bugs off of me for a while over that section of the trail.

3 months ago

Amazing trail great scenery along the way it goes 10 miles well worth it.

3 months ago

Great 10 mile path through the woods with a lake,river and lots of nice scenery along the way.

walking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Did the first couple miles today starting in Southbury. I thought it was kind of boring. Probably mostly use by locals taking their dog for a walk. I'll probably check out more of the trail another day. It has to get better.

hiking
8 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Nice walk in the woods. Quiet, wide path.

hiking
10 months ago

Couldn't park at trail head in Southbury. We used the commuter lot and walked to it. Hiked all the way to Naugatuck where there is parking right at the trail head.

10 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

starting in Naugatuck ending in Southbury. not a bad trail at all though, parts can be a bit strenuous for beginning riders. momentum is key in parts where there are slightly steep grades in the land.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

trail running
Saturday, April 09, 2016

Excellent flat trail.

walking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

walking
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

birding
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fun! Lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery!

Monday, August 17, 2015

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Access to Larkin Bridle Trail is limited! Either park at Connecticut DOT Commuter Lot at exit 15 of I-84 Freeway and/or at Southbury Plaza strip-mall [ Routes US-6/67 just north of exit 15; or along small parking area at the Naugatuck/Route 63 end. Exit 17 I-84 Freeway-south about 1 to 1-1/2 miles by Hop Brook Lake State Rec. Area on right. From Southbury Plaza/McDonald's, turn left at light ( hand signals for left lane!!) and follow Route 67, past DOT Park and Ride and under freeway bridge to Kettletown Rd. Downshift to lowest bicycle gear before stopping, then turn right at light onto Kettletown and climb STEEP hill. Larkin Trail Access is directly across from IBM traffic light. You'll see wooden gate. Questions? Stop by Class Cycles in Playhouse Square and see my friend, Roy-owner. ] It was, as I remember, muddy in a few spots in Naugatuck by the tunnel, too gravely in some sections where the local rednecks with their ATV's ride on it[ despite being illegal] , but otherwise it's mostly flat and killer for mountain biking at the beginner level. [ they did not list either mountain or cross terrain bicycle option, but this is NOT for road bikes!] I should note here that, come autumn, the maples will be in killer-diller color. The Larkin " Horse" Trail takes once though some of the most rural land still left in otherwise fast-growing Western Connecticut's New Haven/Fairfield County. Note: during the summer months, the horse flies can be wicked; however only through a small portion close to new Oxford Jetport where trail gets wicked sandy like in sections. Trail is open 24-7 but I'd highly recommend even a cheaper bicycle light; headlight and flashing taillight. Part of the trail in Southford [ Southbury/Route 67] gets rather difficult to ride at best and one will need to traverse busy Route 67 [ heading toward Oxford and Naugatuck from Southbury/IBM Hill at Kettletown Rd. , soon as one gets to Route 67, if wicked muddy, turn right and follow about 1/3 mile to traffic light [ left turn lane-hand signal required!]. Turn left and then right just before Southford Firehouse onto Larkin-continue through to Naugatuck and Route 63. Trail is maybe 13 miles long and will take you between 2-4 hours both ways from Southbury to Naugatuck. Towantic Pond is absolutely beautiful in fall!