Ross Marsh Pond

EASY 26 reviews

Ross Marsh Pond is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Killingly, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

paddle sports

road biking

forest

lake

wildlife

9 months ago

love the view!

hiking
10 months ago

We wanted to go around the entire pond, but stopped at the private property signs, as it was clearly marked "no trespassing ". We never found the cliffs or views mentioned in other reviews. The parking lot was full of trash, we picked up 2 bags worth.

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2016

I think most people do the full trail rather than the .7 mile up and back. The view from the top is pretty nice and is good when the foliage is turning. There is a decent disc golf course just up the road as well, so you can get both in in a day.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

This review is not for the 0.7 mile there-and-back trail, but for the trail around the entire pond. Moderate to steep terrain when hiking around the pond. Would be a five star review but there was a lot of trash on the trail, and the markings were confusing. Maps on site only show a blue trail, and I called the CT Forest Park and Association to explain that the maps should show all the trails. Apparently, the trails are maintained by different organizations. Anyway, when hiking the trail from the parking lot north of Ross Pond, go right to the blue trail to go up the steep terrain and see the pond. Beautiful views. At the end of the pond, there are white trail markers and orange as well, to the best of my recollection. Follow these (sometimes hard to see) to hug the pond for a very flat walk back to the northernmost lot.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

If you hike around the entire pond it's a pretty nice hike, especially seeing the water through the trees and through some openings. The actual cliff is beautiful during the fall.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

It's a big druggy hangout it's where the local teens go to take drugs.

hiking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's an alright hike. Closest thing people in that area have to real hiking. Takes maybe 10 minutes to get to the top of that.

hiking
Friday, April 03, 2015

Relatively easy hike, getting up the cliff itself is not bad at all. The main trail has a gradual incline. The views from the top are really amazing, especially in fall. The rest of the hike is pretty average however with less than perfectly marked trails and not a whole lot to see but pleasant and clean.

paddle sports
Friday, June 10, 2011

Can be either a trail walk, mountain bike ride, or canoe or kayak. Nice flat water pond peaceful, but divided by the highway at one end. There is an overpass tunnel you can venture through to get to other section of pond. The trail passes up to some nice cliffs and the trail continues to the Old Furnace park in Killingly CT.

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