Millington Trail

MODERATE 141 reviews

Millington Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near East Haddam, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.7 miles
518 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips


trail running







wild flowers


1 month ago

Beautiful. We made a few short cuts, and went to the waterfalls from the parking lot at the end.
Really nice trail.

2 months ago

Nice family hike with family and dog. Waterfall was the best park. Busy, popular spot. Nice for picnics too.

3 months ago

The trail wasn't well marked, but it was beautiful in the snow.

4 months ago

Ideal for a short hike. The trails are not marked too clearly at times but lots of foliage and great views.

5 months ago

Was more slick then I anticipated, especially the scramble up the hill to the Devil's Oven. Markers for the first mile or so on the loop if you go clockwise are almost nonexistent.

6 months ago

Too many 3-minute hikers, noise, and picnic pieces. Skip unless winter.

6 months ago

The red trail takes you to the waterfall and overlook - the two must-sees here.

9 months ago

This is a gorgeous state park with trails ranging from easy to the top end of moderate for the more adventurous. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone!

9 months ago

Nice trail was muddy when I went.

9 months ago

Great day. Full of different types of terrain.

11 months ago

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Red trail wasn't very difficult. We were looking for a hike and the elevation wasn't difficult but still a beautiful walk. Beautiful bridges and scenery!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fun waterfalls

Friday, November 18, 2016

A great moderate trail for beginners. Many small inclines followed by plateaus, making it so you never become short of breath. The trails were nicely marked, and the views were beautiful. During an ideal Saturday during the fall, it wasn't crowded at all.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Overall a nice trail, moderate terrain. A few nice bridges to walk over, but honestly was a bit disappointed after seeing such a high rating. The trail was bit tricky to find the entrance using the trail maps at the park. Markings are good overall, look for the arrow carved in a tree if you get to a fork and are a bit confused. Waterfall is really not a part of the trail, as it's near the parking lot entrance. A covered bridge is found there as well. I think the Vista trail is nicer regarding views, and you can still see the waterfall when you have completed that one also.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Followed the red trail which was easy to follow and marked very well!!! Highly recommend with covered bridges and beautiful waterfalls. Reminded me of Diana's bath in the white mountains.

Monday, September 05, 2016

I have yet to do this entire trail but the falls alone are worth the five stars

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Went on 7/23/16. Trails were well maintained. We started off in the first parking area at Devil's Hopyard State Park and walked the red blazed trail towards the entrance. The trail takes you across the road were a small creek awaits . You must pay attention to trail markers because they quickly disappear and we ended up in someone's back yard

Sunday, May 29, 2016

This app confused me quite a bit. I parked at Chapman Falls and looked for Millington trail which was red. We walked across the street after seeing a trails sign and the red markings. The red trail took us up to someone's backyard. Then we continued on red ended up crossing the street and actually ending up in the state park parking lot. After the 1.5 mistake and getting lost due to lack of markings we found the real trail to the vista. The orange trail takes you to the vista and is not a bad hind at all. Only 2 slightly steep climbs. The view was beautiful once we made it to the top. However, once again the markings just disappear and we got lost numerous times. We had to keep going back to this app to look at where we were and how to get back on the right path. I know we weren't the only confused ones because 2 other people asked if they were going the right direction. So the Millington trail unless we did something wrong was pointless and unimpressive. The vista trail was a easy hike with beautiful views.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Love it

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Great trail. New trails not on the map also. Did it with 2 yr old on my back!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Gorgeous day. Lovely hike. Be aware: Trails at intersections aren't well marked so it's easy to get turned around.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Beautiful day, wonderful trails, good for starting out the hiking season. Definitely take the time to check out the Vista!

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Great hike. Family and dog friendly. Various trails to explore.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Awesome place for your family. My 3 and 6 year old did the whole loop. Great day great weather

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Great family hike. Very appropriate for my five and seven year old children.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The climb to the vista is steep but worth it. Seeing as it is by the CT river, in the summer you can see bald eagles flying in the valley sometimes! A lot of great woodland, trail is easy to follow. The waterfall is also pretty gorgeous. If you're into outdoor meditation, the waterfall is a great spot.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Great loop hole with ages whining about the uphill because vista was worth while. Very popular on a November Sunday after 1--- worth the morning start- head toward Rt 11 on way home via colchester and stop at local deli for ice cream treat-- definitely going back in spring to see recovery of recent lightning strike fires-- Mother Nature still healing!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Waterfall was gorgeous! Worth the 45 min drive alone. Depending on the trail chosen you could have a more challenging hike if desired. Was there on a Friday afternoon and was not too busy. Would love to go back with the family. .

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