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Best trails in Connecticut

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Trying to find the best Connecticut trails? AllTrails has 1,111 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hamden, Guilford or Glastonbury, we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Connecticut state park trails, check out Mount Riga State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve near Kensington or Hubbard Park near Meriden. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 632 easy trails in Connecticut ranging from 0.6 to 42.7 miles and from 0 to 1,886 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Connecticut
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#1 - Bear Mountain Trail
Mount Riga State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(824)
Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
Bear Mountain Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Salisbury, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#2 - Ragged Mountain Blue and Red Blazed Loop
Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(827)
Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
This rugged loop features expansive vistas with breathtaking views of the Wassel Reservoir. There are plenty of rocks to sit on and take in the views. Come during the fall to see the leaves changing cShow more
#3 - Mirror Lake, Castle Craig, Merimere Reservoir Loop
Hubbard Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(644)
Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Please note that Hubbard Park has an extensive trail system with various color blazes. There are multiple trails to take to reach the destinations along this route. There are many variations to take tShow more
#4 - Talcott Mountain Trail
Talcott Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(697)
Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
On this narrow loop, the trail out to Heublein Tower is blazed Yellow and the return trail has no blaze. Note: the road leading to the trailhead was closed, please check with the park before visiting.Show more
#5 - Chauncey Peak Trail
Giuffrida Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(661)
Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Chauncey Peak Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Meriden, Connecticut that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and iShow more
#6 - Wadsworth Falls Trail
Wadsworth Falls State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(561)
Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
There is ample parking at Wadsworth State Park, one lot near the big falls and the other near the pond. Cross the river and railroad tracks by means of a roadwalk, from there the trail turns into the Show more
#7 - Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve Trail
Bluff Point State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(630)
Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Groton, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. TheShow more
#8 - Sleeping Giant Tower Trail
Sleeping Giant State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(723)
Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
The Tower Trail is the most popular trail at Sleeping Giant. This trail to the 739 foot summit of Mount Carmel starts at the picnic area across from Quinnipiac University. It is wide and meanders up tShow more
#9 - Mattabesett and Mount Higby Trail
Wadsworth Falls State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(452)
Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 45 m
Mattabesett and Mount Higby Trail is a 8.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Middlefield, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offShow more
#10 - Roxbury Mines
Mine Hill Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(413)
Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
The Main Loop (blue blazes) is a moderately difficult, 3.5-mile trail.Show more
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