Vista Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews

Vista Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near East Haddam, Connecticut that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

scramble

hiking
11 days ago

good trail took dogs had a nice time. not easy, but not too hard either.

hiking
27 days ago

This trail was more challenging than I expected! Lots of climbing up hills. There was some bad parts of the trail where you are unstable on the side of the hill and other parts you are just climbing rocks. I would classify it as a more difficult hike, but doable!!

1 month ago

Moderate trail, great hike to the vista! One of the few Connecticut’s gem.

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely some challenging incline areas for true novices. We did the loop clockwise & towards the end, there were some areas not clearly marked due to trees falling, but that was a challenge my kids enjoyed! Also some boggy/wet areas but those will dry out in due time.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail series with waterfall, bridges, and skyline views. Took a few questionable turns but made it back to original trail. 4.2 miles overall with extra turns. Trails need some updating and clearing for the warm weather, but otherwise this is an absolute must!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail with some moderate challenges, especially along the river bank. Great vista view on clear days. Note: For best route following, do NOT use the park's orange blazes as they only cover the main route - not the more interesting hike.

9 months ago

fun trail , many variations if you want it to be longer, takes about 30 mins of a moderately steep climb to get to the view .. saw lots of wild life taking some side trails back!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Devils hopyard will take you out of Connecticut and into Vermont with its similar river and tree views. One of Connecticut's best hikes.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Decent uphill climb going up to the vista. Made it challenging, but fun. Gorgeous view though!

Friday, April 14, 2017

First time doing the orange trail. A little challenging for us but we had a great time.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Great hike! Relatively easy with a decent incline at the beginning.

hiking
Friday, December 02, 2016

Love this hike

Saturday, November 19, 2016

it was OK didn't see the waterfall coming up and I jumped it and went straight into the water wheels face down and then I got all wet I was really happy with that

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