Trying to find the best Connecticut trails? AllTrails has 813 great hiking trails, trail 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, Redding or Guilford, 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 Memonal Preserve near Kensington or Giuffrida Park near Meriden. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 397 easy trails in Connecticut ranging from 0.6 to 42.7 miles and from 0 to 1,594 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Trail was a exactly what I was looking for, pretty easy to walk around with a few hills to get you out of breath. Trail was in good condition with lots of blazes to keep you on track. One could get by with sneakers on this dirt/rock trail but I always prefer/recommend hiking shoes. I enjoyed this loop so I decided to go around again and ventured onto some of the smaller connecting trails.

hiking
rocky
19 hours ago

Beautiful sunny day for a hike on a dog friendly trail. Only saw one other person on the hike. Well marked with blue stripes at the beginning of the trail, not marked as well towards the end of the trail. Great views at the top of the hill towards the end of the trail.

hiking
muddy
rocky
20 hours ago

Moderate difficult hiking trail with diverse scenery. Many challenging inclines with some stream crossings. Very pretty and the trail takes you close to the water. Keep your eye out for trail markers as it can get confusing - thankfully my AllTrails app kept me on track! Great day hike that takes about 2.5 hours.

hiking
rocky
scramble
21 hours ago

on Cranbury Park Trail

hiking
21 hours ago

Awesome spot, dogs are actually legally allowed off-leash on all trails so if that’s not cool with you, I wouldn’t recommend.

Solid hike, views would be great if it weren't of Meriden

hiking
22 hours ago

Great view from the peak and well marked.

Lots of interesting things on this trail. The cedar swamp is aptly named with a large stand of mature white cedars. It also features, at this time of year, a full bullfrog chorus all trying to attract a mate.

Our glacial history is marked out on this trail by the many erratics that shape the trail’s route. Along the way is a large stand of red cedars.

The out, loop, return is blue blazed. The blazes are well spaced in standard format for turns (jogs) and for the start of the loop.

Excellent views, interesting terrain, and summer shade make this a great short hike.

Well marked trail with nice views - from both sides of the ridge if you do the loop.
Also a slightly challenging side trail down to, and back up from the ‘caves’ (for CT caves picture tiny crevices in the rock face!). Fun little diversion if you don’t mind a steeper scramble.

hiking
23 hours ago

At start it appears there are two trails, an orange and a yellow. The orange and yellow are actually out, loop, and back trails with a short linking trail at the top of both loops.

Blazing on the trails is adequate but not quite correct. There are two ‘End of trail’ blazes on the yellow trail, one where the loop starts and ends and one at the top of the left (clockwise) trail. Also the linking trail uses the same yellow blaze instead of a vertical yellow, with an orange square centered in the blaze to indicate the link. All easily fixed and the trails are so short that you’ll probably walk all of them anyway.

There are also some unblazed side trails to explore.

Fiddleheads starting to pop!

This red trail loop is longer than 4.1 miles. We did just under 5 miles, and we cut off the 'boot' at the bottom of the map. Loved this trail though - definitely geared to mountain biking too - but rocky and so much mountain laurel. Cannot wait to go back in June when it's in bloom. Also, did not see another human the whole way - only in the parking lot! Great hike!

Easy to get to, decent parking area. I've been hiking here a few times now and I really enjoy it. Nice and easy, well marked trails, good views too, and some steep parts to keep things interesting. All the snow is gone! Be back soon.

Nice easy hike around the lake. Windy today, but didn't see any snow at all. Some litter at the covered bridge, down below.

hiking
off trail
over grown
private property
1 day ago

The first part of the trail was fine following the white blazes - once I actually found the trailhead. There are no signs or kiosks. No dedicated parking- just a dirt dead end road. The parts of the AllTrails map that don’t show trails? Yeah they are not trails. It is bushwhacking through prickers. Then ended up in not one but 2 private backyards. Yikes. Then a main road. Finally back to the trail. Wasn’t going to do the other half as it was again not a trail. So if you want a short pretty easy hike stay on the whites. (There is a blue trail off to the right of the white but it wasn’t on AllTrails and I was sticking to this recording before I knew about the blue trails so I might come back and try that too.
Edited: when leaving I found the actual place to park and start of the trail on the left. You can walk and connect the 2 by the dirt roads and avoid bushwacking and main roads. I will come back to do those.

Nicely marked, easy to understand trails with lots of options for shortening your hike if desired. LOTS of “points of interest”......fairyland, caves, foundations, beaver activity, and especially beautiful stonewalls and lots of history. (Learned from 50 Hikes in CT book). LOVE this place!

I love this place...

walking
3 days ago

This is a beautiful area to relax & walk around. You have the option of taking a 1/2 hour walk or a shorter 10 minute walk. The hills make the area more scenic. It is very quiet & peaceful.

hiking
muddy
snow
3 days ago

I read a lot of reviews and don’t recall anyone saying that the river side of the trail is extremely close to the water- as in the cliff leading down to the water. The trail gets very narrow in spots. Today was icy just over the first crest which made the narrow trail very tricky.
Lots of roots make it also tricky combined with the ice.
I will go back when the ice is gone.

Fun and short trail to see a decent-sized waterfall. Will definitely try again in the summer. Wondering if the bottom of the falls can be used as a swimming hole.

Great trail. Clear markers. Some hills and wooden walkways. There are nice signs posted with info on the trees and environment.

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

The snow and ice is still melting so as I was on my way up two people were coming down and advised me to come back the same way rather than loop around because the other side of the mountain was completely water. I checked it out myself to see of I could manage it and there was a part that looked like a mini lake through the trail but I figured if I went up and walked along the incline I could avoid it and most of the water actually turned out to come up right to the edge of the trail not actually on it so its doable especially with waterproof shoes but if you dont want to deal with that I'd wait a little long for the ice to melts and dry up some

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Definitely the most interesting trail I've encountered thus far. So many rock scrambles make for quite a workout. I would highly recommend boots as your feet will take a pounding on all the rocks.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
4 days ago

The trail on the downward hike can be a little treacherous in the fall with slippery conditions

Great well marked trail with some good rock scrambling and views. Good for dogs too.

traila are in great shape. hard and fast. very little ice. well marked. jogged a little.

hiking
blowdown
rocky
washed out
5 days ago

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