Larkin Bridle Path is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Southbury, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 10.5 miles Elevation Gain: 426 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

walking

running

forest

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

recorded Larkin Bridle Path

hiking
4 days ago

Watch out for the horse droppings!

hiking
bugs
9 days ago

recorded Larkin Bridle Path

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muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

recorded Larkin Bridle Path

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rocky
5 months ago

hiking
over grown
9 months ago

went exploring on some side paths, it was interesting, but some areas were overgrown and impassable. Helps to being a machete, though the main path is nice and smooth and flat. One path led to the Gunntown cemetary, so we walked around there for a while.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice clean clear trail. Easy. Before I had this app I thought it would loop. Turns out is goes 10 miles out.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Great trail for a quick 20 mile run. Will be back

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail, absolutely loved it!

Wed Oct 17 2018

This is a fairly easy trail that may be used for walking, running, biking and horseback riding. Depending on the recent weather some areas may be buggy, muddy or icy so be aware. If geocaching is one of your hobbies the trail is loaded with them, if your not familiar and would like to know more go to geocaching.com.

Sun Jul 22 2018

Love this trail!

walking
Sun Apr 22 2018

Easy for all skill levels. not wheelchair accessible. Dogs must be on leash, there are several streets close by and residential areas with dogs.

Thu Apr 05 2018

Unfortunately if you come the day after it rains, the drainage is a bit poor so within 1/4 if a mile in, the gravel trail is completely impassable due to deep mud the entire width of the trail. Otherwise it’s a really pretty trail and the birds were chirping. I hope to come back when it’s drier.

hiking
Sun Jan 21 2018

Love this trail in all 4 seasons and offers something for everyone who loves to be out on the trail.

walking
Mon Nov 27 2017

Went for a Post-Thanksgiving walk with the family.

hiking
Tue Sep 12 2017

Very nice scenic Trail. But it would be nice if all of the access points to the trail were added to the map.

Tue Aug 29 2017

it's a flat, former rail line, with very nice scenery. great for running and walking

Wed Jul 12 2017

Nice flat pathway. Good dog walking trail

running
Sun Jun 25 2017

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.

Sun Apr 02 2017

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

hiking
Mon Dec 05 2016

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.

walking
Sun Sep 25 2016

Nice walk in the woods. Quiet, wide path.

hiking
Sun Sep 18 2016

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.

mountain biking
Tue Sep 13 2016

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.

running
Sat Apr 09 2016

Excellent flat trail.

bird watching
Sun Sep 20 2015

Fun! Lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery!

mountain biking
Wed Aug 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!

mountain biking
Sun Jul 22 2012

Very nice trail, great for beginners and experts. Only one place that is very muddy but easily passable. Follows an old RR track. only 460 ft elevation change over most of the trail.

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