Taylor Pond Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Taylor Pond Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Willington, Connecticut that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, fishing, and cross country skiing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

cross country skiing

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

Taylor Pond Trail is one of five trails in the Fenton Ruby Park. It is well maintained and marked and has interesting variety of landscape and plants. There are the usual small wild life. A pleasant picnic area near the parking lot. Mostly covered by a light canopy. The trail has slight change in elevation sort of rolling, up and down. It offers little in the way of difficulties. There are several boardwalks over potential wet sections and has one sturdy bridge of interesting construction. Great for kids. A nice hike after a picnic.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Very pleasant walk and at one point near the Pine grove, it almost looks like a mystical forest ❤️

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike, love that it's dog friendly. Benched to sit and enjoy the trails. Many different paths you can go on.

Will return!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This is a really nice place and easy hiking. The trails are well marked and there are signs with maps at points where other trails connect. We did 2.2 miles, which started on Taylors Pond trail, connected to Julia's trail, back onto Taylor's Pond trail. Then we chose to take the Ruby trail connector, but instead of doing the Ruby trail loop, we just went right, to the end of Ruby trail; which brings you back out to the gravel access road and back you the parking/picnic area. There are a couple access points to the river that our dogs enjoyed romping around in for a few minutes to cool off. Watch out for snakes at the beginning of Taylor's Pond Trail!

5 months ago

5 months ago

Lovely trail but the Taylor Pond trail is only .75 mile long....not 2.1. There are three separate loops....Taylor, Julia and Ruby, the combined total of which is about 3 miles.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

A peaceful light hike through a lush landscape

walking
6 months ago

Well maintained, very peaceful. Lots of little babbling brooks and foliage. A small river runs by a portion of the Julia's trail.
The 2 mile trail this post mentions is the Taylor Pond trail combined with Julia's Trail.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Sunday, May 12, 2013

hiking
Thursday, January 17, 2013

An easy trail with a light canopy and not much change in elevation, several small brooks crossed with well placed planks and one larger creek with a substantial bridge. Well maintained by locals. Several old stone walls. Pleasant picnic area at the trail head. There are three other trails in this park (Fenton Ruby Park).