Vista and Devil's Oven via Orange Trail Loop

MODERATE 215 reviews

Vista and Devil's Oven via Orange Trail Loop is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near East Haddam, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles
462 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips








1 month ago

I think you have the wrong trail in the map. Millington trail is the red blazes. I know this, because I passed the green trail twice like the devil’s hopyard map says. I think it might be the green trail or blue. The trail listed which is green is the woodcutters trail and the blue it’s just blue. It’s easy to see when you look at the devil’s hopyard map they provide. Great trail I just wanted to bring attention to this and make it so others weren’t as confused as I was. It says that it is connected to the orange trail, but it goes out to the left of the map out of any crossing. Or maybe it’s labeled wrong as the upper loop of the orange trail where you go down a bit to the end of the second loop go back up and skip devil’s oven. Just fallow the red blazes after the waterfall.

2 months ago

Easy trail until you hike up to devils oven. Which has a big incline. Brought a dog and the dog could keep up.

2 months ago

Second time going here. Absolutely my favorite. It's a work out climbing up the steep inclines. We
saw tons of red spotted purple butterflies and some turkey! my Wife almost stepped on a garden snake. lol

2 months ago

much easier than moderate. easy plus, maybe.

2 months ago

The directions to the trail didn't bring us to the trail head. We pulled into the picnic area and went to the end. Go over the bridge and stay straight. As you ascend the mountain you will see the red markings. Trail was a bit muddy

3 months ago

this is my all time favorite place to go for a hike. LOVE it. but c'mon people... pick up your dog poop bags. Why do you even bag it if your just gonna leave it on the ground?

6 months ago

Beautiful. We made a few short cuts, and went to the waterfalls from the parking lot at the end.
Really nice trail.

7 months ago

Nice family hike with family and dog. Waterfall was the best park. Busy, popular spot. Nice for picnics too.

8 months ago

The trail wasn't well marked, but it was beautiful in the snow.

9 months ago

Ideal for a short hike. The trails are not marked too clearly at times but lots of foliage and great views.

9 months ago

This place is gorgeous! I loved it all. Trails well marked, amazing waterfall! Highly recommend!

9 months ago

Absolutely lovely

9 months ago

Very busy

9 months ago

The orange trail is good for hiking.. specially the steep climbing of devils oven ..

9 months ago

Was more slick then I anticipated, especially the scramble up the hill to the Devil's Oven. Markers for the first mile or so on the loop if you go clockwise are almost nonexistent.

11 months ago

Too many 3-minute hikers, noise, and picnic pieces. Skip unless winter.

11 months ago

The red trail takes you to the waterfall and overlook - the two must-sees here.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Our family followed the white trail to the red trail. A couple of semi-challenging inclines for kids and out of shape mommies. Beautiful scenery and water sounds.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Well marked trail. There are some steep areas on the trail that would be hard for younger kids.

Monday, June 12, 2017

This is a gorgeous state park with trails ranging from easy to the top end of moderate for the more adventurous. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Nice trail was muddy when I went.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Great day. Full of different types of terrain.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A quick hike, not super challenging, good for beginners or people who don't usually like the outdoors. Would be fun to come back and have a picnic after the hike and hang out down by the water.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Great hike! Walking along the water was nice and the view from the top was amazing. When you first get there the waterfall is right at the beginning but I suggest going for the hike as well. Orange trail was good a little muddy in some spots but not that bad.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Red trail wasn't very difficult. We were looking for a hike and the elevation wasn't difficult but still a beautiful walk. Beautiful bridges and scenery!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fun waterfalls

Friday, November 18, 2016

A great moderate trail for beginners. Many small inclines followed by plateaus, making it so you never become short of breath. The trails were nicely marked, and the views were beautiful. During an ideal Saturday during the fall, it wasn't crowded at all.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Overall a nice trail, moderate terrain. A few nice bridges to walk over, but honestly was a bit disappointed after seeing such a high rating. The trail was bit tricky to find the entrance using the trail maps at the park. Markings are good overall, look for the arrow carved in a tree if you get to a fork and are a bit confused. Waterfall is really not a part of the trail, as it's near the parking lot entrance. A covered bridge is found there as well. I think the Vista trail is nicer regarding views, and you can still see the waterfall when you have completed that one also.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Followed the red trail which was easy to follow and marked very well!!! Highly recommend with covered bridges and beautiful waterfalls. Reminded me of Diana's bath in the white mountains.

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