Ross's Cliff Trail Loop

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Ross's Cliff Trail Loop is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Killingly, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

lake

views

bugs

muddy

rocky

Ross's Cliff Trail features a nice loop around Old Furnace State Park. The highlight is the view from the top of Half Hill. It then continues down towards Ross Pond and continues beneath Ross's cliff in a very rocky section of trail.

13 days ago

Best trail I ever went! Me and my friend went with his dog and it was amazing!

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19 days ago

Pretty well maintained trail with nice lookouts. Blazes could be cleaned up a bit. The local kids have painted the rocks, which is a shame. There is some highway noise from I-395 which does take away from it a bit. Terrain varies and changes quickly, so do won't get bored.

1 month ago

Stuck to the well-marked and well-traveled trails, mostly staying to the right at splits. Peaceful and secluded, despite some highway noise bleed.

trail running
2 months ago

Very very buggy! Good trails and relatively challenging. Clearly marked most of the time, I stayed on the blue path for most part, 2 miles out and back. I never found the overlook.

hiking
2 months ago

We started from the South Frontage Road entrance and followed the markers which were pretty good! Sometimes they were on the ground instead of the trees so you just need to pay attention.

The cliffs had beautiful views and you could see to Rhode Island!

hiking
2 months ago

The trails were poorly marked, which was initially frustrating. But it became clear that all trails lead to Rome, in a sense, and most of them will get you to the cliffs. I took the path near the boat launch, although if I had taken the trail from the opposite end, I think it would have lead to a bear of a hike. Fantastic views, but so much graffiti, which is a real shame. Still, it was a good hike and I would recommend checking it out.

3 months ago

This was a very nice place to spend 1-2 hours. Bring boots and be prepared as this is a moderate hike. Quiet, nice views, cool rocks to climb, and a decent amout of wildlife. Trails are very narrow but well maintained. Toads, millipede and some butterflies were around.

hiking
3 months ago

This is one of our go-to loops for a quiet afternoon. The trails are well maintained and easy to use. There are cliff faces for those feeling more adventurous.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, easy trail. Well maintained blue-blazed trail. I would like to head back in the fall for foliage views from the cliff.

hiking
4 months ago

We began the hike from Old Furnace State Park Parking area near Route 6. Using a map downloaded from DEEP, we began our hike. As other's have noted, there are a number of unmarked trails so you have to pay real close attention to the blazes . The view from the cliff is pretty this time of year (April). The hike itself is an easy one, family and dog friendly. Great starter hike for the hiking season.

hiking
5 months ago

Started the hike by going straight to the cliff, came back down and completed the loop. Hiked to the cliff again and came back down and hiked around the pond and down through Ross Pond Marsh and back.Some light snowflakes falling on this chilly late March Sunday. Trees here are developing buds for spring. Total distance is roughly 4.5 miles for everything. I chose not to go down the far side of the cliff due to unclear trail markings. All other trails marked well. One of my all time favorites!

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail! It wasn’t marked well past the cliff, but very nice otherwise.

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

It is very easy to get lost in here. The map on AllTrails is NOT accurate at all. There are blue and yellow blazed trails that are crisscrossing numerous smaller trails. We had a fun adventure but be advised this is not an easy trail system.

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