Pequot Woods is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Groton, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 203 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

over grown

rocky

hiking
bugs
muddy
5 days ago

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

Blue trail was a breeze. Yellow trail was very muddy.

blowdown
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
12 days ago

do not take the yellow trail. there was so much marsh. spent 45 minutes jumping rock to rock like a real life frogger game. bugs did not care about the bug spray I diligently applied pre- trip. snakes tried to scare me off the jagged rocks I leapt to like a maintain goat. heed my warnings. do not take children here. I couldn't imagine what it's like during a rainy season. go somewhere else. any where else

hiking
17 days ago

OK. Lots of overgrowth and most relevantly we got lost - was hard to follow the trail all the way around

hiking
28 days ago

Some parts of trail are so muddy and overgrown with skunk cabbage they are not easy to get through.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

One of my favorite local trails. It does tend to stay pretty muddy in the spring. There are lots of rocks, roots, and trees to hop on, but you will still likely get dirty. Lots of birding too.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Even with all the mud, an enjoyable hike. Lots of stone-stepping through small waterways. Large branches laid down in some of the muddiest spots. All passable but prepare to scrape your boots and hose down the dog when you're done. Blazes are a little sketchy but the occasional "signposts" help. There were more bugs in the parking area than on the trail.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

Very poorly marked. A lot of rock hoppin through mud. One part right into someone’s back yard. Positive is there were birds. meh.

hiking
1 month ago

Always good

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail for young hikers and introductory lessons on conservation. It can get pretty muddy in areas in the spring, so dress accordingly.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Favorite hike to date. Muddy, confusing at times, nice bridge. Very rocky!!

hiking
2 months ago

Getting better all the time: the muddiest/wettest areas are being systematically improved, so only the northern section of the hill path is really a problem. Widely varied woodland trail. It’s 5+ miles of paths (despite this app indicating only a 3 mile loop) offer significant options of terrain, from flat, wide wooded path to rock- hopping. While some sections (north Hill trail) on the east side of the brook are less of a trail, and more of a collection of rocks, boulders, and mud , there is also a well- marked, dry and easy sections on the west side. Oddly, one of the widest, easiest, and most travelled trails, west of the wood bridge, is not shown on the map in this app, but shown clearly on the Town of Groton trails web page; that map does not show the western brook trail. As of this writing, much of the northeast ‘Hill Trail’ is all but impassible anytime after a recent rain; pretty well marked, but pretty much abandoned to the elements; overgrown and /or just some widely-spaced rocks on large mud pools. Most of the issues on the west side and south end have been much improved and/or bypassed. This are deep woodland trails, all fairly intimate and beautiful, no vast vistas from lofty vantage points, though it can be said that everything around the brook is a continuous photo op. Despite its regular use, due to the arrangement of the trails, it is rare to encounter less than one or more than two fellow hikers. And despite its large size this mostly a gem of a neighborhood amenity, with trailheads in the neighborhoods to its west, south,and east, in addition to the small parking lot at the north end.

hiking
flooded
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

Don’t make the mistake of doing this trail after we’ve had rain. (Like I did). It was very swampy and muddy. Blazes are somewhat hard to follow. Not kid friendly at the moment. It’s a bit better when it’s drier, but you also want to attempt this trail before the bugs come out. The pond and ducks were cool. It was just ok today, got us out of the house.

hiking
flooded
muddy
2 months ago

Decent trail, poorly marked and hard to follow what trail you were actually on

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Nice trail, our yellow Labrador loved it. there are a number of muddy areas, which our lab loved, but we were able to get around with no problem. glad we had the app because the trail has a number of offshoots and could use some better markings.

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

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