Southford Falls Park Trail

MODERATE 80 reviews

Southford Falls Park Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Southbury, Connecticut that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
239 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Quick and nice!

3 months ago

great place to meditate

4 months ago

Great views from the fire tower in fall. The pond trail left is an easier hike

hiking
4 months ago

interesting hike with a small river gorge containing a covered bridge and some nice waterfalls. Further inland is a boardwalk and ultimately a climb to a watchtower. the loop wraps up with a descent through cool woodlands to a pond. Moderate climbs and descents and the varied sights are the highlights.

6 months ago

Crappy markings but good moderate trail

6 months ago

This was a nice moderate trail. There were two trees down blocking the path which was a minor inconvenience. Markings could be updated. Generally a nice hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Great walk took my grandkids age 4&6 and they loved it. Covered bridge, boardwalk and tower.

7 months ago

It's a nice easy hike and I loved the little watchtower. It can be done with kids.

walking
11 months ago

Nice hike, pretty river/waterfall. Beautiful lake. Also a good place to go sledding with the kids when there's snow on the ground. My dog loves it.

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Nice quaint waterfall. Access is easy and unrestricted. Loop trail easy. Just short uphill but any age should be able to accomplish. Just not well marked. Found myself using this apps trail map to stay on course. Signs for "tower" but somehow completely missed it.

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

very kids friendly. Probably a nice view from tower once the leaves are gone

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Great 1h 30min hike with a lot of different terrain and beautiful waterfalls. We hiked with two 6 year olds, a 5 year old, 3 year old and two 2 year olds. The littlest found it hard and we ended up carrying most of the time.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

easy but beautiful.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

It was okay, part of the trails were not marked towards the end so it got confusing. Good place overall though

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

I went more to hang out, and it was a 90+ degree day, so I stopped often to enjoy the scenery and relax. This trail is very beautiful, from the waterfall and the stream, the watchtower, and the covered bridge. The trees provide quite a bit of sun coverage, which is nice for me since I'm fair skinned, and the little sun spots on the water are so gorgeous.... There are a lot of uphill rocky slopes so if I were to go alone it would make a perfect workout!

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

This is one of my go to spots. If you do the big loop it can give you a pretty good work out. It has alot of different elements from the waterfalls, covered bridge, brook, steep climb and very woodsy. It is busy closer to all the activity and get quieter as you hike more in the wooded area. I do the start of the loop at the covered bridge and come out on the other side of the pond.

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Easy hike to the Fire Tower. Ave hike nothing special about it. The Fire Tower was cool but not what I expected as far as a tower is concerned. Skys the Limit Challenge 2015 brought me here. Last one of 14 hikes. Hit up a few geocaches while here.

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

easy hike and simple to navigate, have done the tower hike at dusk and it is a good time. Typically about an hour hike and has the falls,river, and scenic points to enjoy a fun filled day

hiking
Monday, February 08, 2016

Great hike even w/ snow, hit the trail with a 2 and 3 year year old and we had fun. Def recommend going pond entrance and bridge exit if you got little ones. Tower was cool, not the best of views from it since the nearby trees are growing taller and obstructing some of the view but for the easy hike to it and being local it's worth it. River and waterfall views are amazing. Some rocky/rough terrain so watch your step.

hiking
Friday, October 16, 2015

Easy, short hike. Very busy place.

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