Rocky Neck State Park Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Rocky Neck State Park Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near East Lyme, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

3 months ago

Nice hike. there are multiple colored trails to follow to make it a little longer.

3 months ago

Great trail! Didn't think I would like it because it is sort of short but there is a lot to see, the beach is great and the view is awesome!

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4 months ago

This was a fantastic ride. Beautiful scenery, great trails, and the surrounding area off the trails were very nice. Nice homes along the coastline.

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7 months ago

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Really nice views of the river and water. From the trail head by Divine Wines, keep heading right on the trails so you can hug the river. There are a few unmarked trails that veer off of the trail that runs parallel that never stray far from the main trail, and they are well-traveled, providing very nice views. Take a detour from the loop in the fall and walk along the beach boardwalk (to get back to the loop, head straight through the parking lot when you go under the wooden walking bridge under the stone bridge, stay to the right of the lot to hook up with the trail through a marsh (beautiful, entrance can be found near picnic tables). Alternatively, go straight to the paved road at the far end of the lot and take a right, which will bring you back to the loop.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

The trailhead is actually across the street from Divine Wine and Camp Niantic. Easy walking, pretty views. Must be spectacular in the winter after all the leaves are down. As a lifelong Point O' Woods vacationer I just wanted to find what is on the other side of the Four Mile River cove. I found it! I never realized Rocky Neck was so close. The Pavilion is beautiful, like a Gillettes Castle. Would like to explore that. Downside was the horseflies, they were vicious.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

its great for nature watching but not very challenging as a hiker

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Not at all a "moderate" hike - it's easy peasy. It's good if you like bird watching, but as a hike it's a little dull (and short, if you do the 2.3 mile hike on the map here).

hiking
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Have been living in the area for about a year now and finally was able to go out and hike through Rocky Neck State Park. Great all around hike with trails running through the woods, over train tracks and along the ocean. Just remember the closer you get towards the ocean the wind will really pick up and bring a chill. If you ever find a hula hoop floating near the shore, most likely belongs to my friend Katie. She had it roll into the ocean but it was a beautiful moment of letting go of things we cannot control. Got a little 10 minute jog in at the end as well on the cement loop. Great place for a run with peaceful, scenic views.

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