Upper and Lower Chatfield Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Upper and Lower Chatfield Trail is a 7.8 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
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
882 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.

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22 days ago

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3 months ago

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3 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!

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10 months ago

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

11 months ago

awesome

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful. Trail is well marked. Fun hike.