Orchard Hill Loop is a 0.8 mile loop trail located near Newtown, Connecticut that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.8 miles
65 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




4 months ago

We didn't love this trail. It's not a bad walk - there are some pretty views and overall, it's very easy. Some parts of the trail are very narrow/slightly overgrown. Keep an eye out for poison ivy and be sure to check for ticks.

Really this map isn't entirely accurate as the park consists of several smaller, different color trails that intersect at various places. We had a hard time following it, as there were a few spots we didn't think the markings were clear. I'd take a picture on my phone of the map at the parking lot next time. Additionally, today was a fairly cool August day and even with copious amounts of bug spray, it was very buggy. Fall or winter might be a better time to visit. We will probably go back and explore some more, but not during the summer.