Orchard Glen Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wallingford, Connecticut that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 193 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

3 months ago

A good trail to transition from easy to moderate. Waterfall is difficult to get to, but nice if you are up to the effort. Road traffic can be heard from most parts of the trail, so wildlife is minimal.

Too close to the highway.

hiking
5 months ago

The Trail Blazers weren’t great, but overall nice hiking trail. Would definitely come back again.

hiking
6 months ago

Very well marked trails. The waterfall is hidden some due to fallen trees but none of the less beautiful in it own "little" way. Once you cross the bridge your almost there...

6 months ago

This is an easy trail. Shorter distance and very little elevation gain or loss. A little muddy in December but still an enjoyable stroll.

hiking
10 months ago

Great little hike during the fall or early spring only!! Harder trail for kids and older hikers but an enjoyable one. Plenty of deer around the area and a nice little waterfall too. Recently an Eagle Scout added a nice midway seating area and a map to help guide you through. 10/10 would recommend

10 months ago

I do not recommend. Sketchy AF! It needs serious clean up and there is no waterfall ☹️ a vigorous stream at best.

hiking
11 months ago

Very overgrown, I didn’t even want to walk in. Maybe I’ll try again in the fall or winter.

trail running
Saturday, June 30, 2018

hike and trail run this trail all the time! Always see deer here. The boyscouts recently build a small staircase down to the waterfall which they did a good job on. the two watercrossings could use better bridges and there is a steep hill I could do without, otherwise this trail is awesome

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Pretty narrow and overgrown. Also, I went on a very humid day (my fault) and the flies were in full effect. I won't hike this trail again.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Great trail! Definitely one that can be done in an afternoon and enjoyed. Not that hard, some spots a little sketchy, walking across the creek and walking on the edge of a hill. Moderatly kid friendly but mostly for teens to adults. No parking at all, its in the middle of an industrial park so if you feel like parking in their lots you may. Parts of the trail are overrun and can get slightly confusing on which path to take. Would highly recommend, plus there are plenty of restaurants down the road to get a bite to eat after.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Great trail! A little narrow and overgrown, but otherwise it was nice. The waterfall was pretty refreshing, we went for a lil dip!

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Great trail, perfect for families!! Trail begins at blue "Orchard Glen" sign, we parked in the business parking lot at the end of Barnes Street.

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Beautiful and well marked trail. Can't wait to do it again

hiking
Monday, December 28, 2015

Great little trail for my dog and I. Didn't see a single person

hiking
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Love this little hidden gem in wallingford

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