Upper and Lower Chatfield Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Upper and Lower Chatfield Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Killingworth, Connecticut that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
974 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Located south of Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, the Chatfield Trail travels through portions of the Cockaponset State Forest and Forster Pond State Park as well as private lands. The trail winds its way through a mixed forest and features large boulders, rocky ledges, babbling brooks, and passes the Fat Man Squeeze (a narrow vertical crack in a cliff). Cliffs and rocky, uneven terrain make this trail a fun challenge.

1 day ago

great walk with my dog. beaitiful area,
i mostly stayed on main road.
which was easy.

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1 month ago

Hiked the beautiful Upper Chatfield Blue Blazed Trail including the Alternate, Blue and Orange trail from Route 80 to Coughlin Road and back. The trail is in excellent condition which is remarkable considering the devastating winter storms this year. There are a couple of blowdowns but they are easily navigated by going over, under or around the tree trunks. The trail is well marked but don't confuse this Connecticut Forest and Park Blue Blazed trail with the trails inside Chatfield Hollow State Park, which are also very nice. (I did see some reviews of those trails incorrectly posted here.) Love the ledges but keep a lookout for the Turkey Vultures, they are harmless but can startle you!

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10 months ago

Great moderate hike. We kept on going for about 2 hours, not realizing how far in you can get. The views are quickly spectacular and on hot days, you can swim in the park across the way or just hike the shorter trails there!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Easy trail, walked the white trail circle, plenty of fun but not the breathtaking views I have experienced from other local hikes.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

awesome

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful. Trail is well marked. Fun hike.

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6 months ago

rock climbing
7 months ago

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

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Sunday, November 06, 2016