Explore the most popular trails in Connecticut with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
13 hours ago

One of the best hikes I've done. Very difficult at some points but it's balanced with easy spots. Great view.

trail running
13 hours ago

Ideal for point A-B trail runs. Hoping it lives up to its name and I spot some wild hops.

mountain biking
14 hours ago

The place is really nice and scenic, but forget mountain biking...all the trails say no bicycles...you can only bike on the paved road going to the back parking lot. I don't get it. I WALKED some of the trail with my bike, and I see no reason why no bikes. ?? If someone knows why, please comment. It's no different than a Rails-to-Trails ride, just a small bit rougher. Otherwise, will be back to walk, not bike :-(

Bluff Point is a wonderful trail that leads you out to views of Fishers Island and Long Island Sound. The beach makes for an adequate swim day, and the second half of the loop is steep enough to burn off lunch.

on Squantz Pond Trail

17 hours ago

6/2018 Great hike be aware lotsa trees Dow due to recent tornado you’ll have to go over,under and around some but was nice and I saw no one else after look out rock

17 hours ago

Be aware some trees down across trail due to recent tornado. Still passable just a heads up

Started to the right and glad we did. it was much steeper and rockier than the other side. It was challenging hike up for sure! Better to get that out of way. That side was not well marked but the path was clearly evident so we never doubted where to go. The falls were pretty but a little underwhelming. couple of little bridge brook crossings and a cool stone fireplace made this a nice hike.

Very pretty, but make *sure* you bring your bug spray!

Great hike and had perfect weather ta boot!! I added just under 4 miles round trip onto the hike by starting at the AT parking lot off of route 41. If you are looking to camp out there are numerous camping spots along the route. Bear mountain is a great lunch spot...view from Lion's Head is gorgeous as well

Moderate hike with a nice payoff!! Beautiful eastern view... would be perfect for a sunrise hike. Trailhead parking lot can be easy to miss if you're heading north on route 41..lot is right where Appalachian trail crosses over route 41

hiking
1 day ago

Very good hike

There are some falls that this route is leaving out. Watch out for a sign for them when you see the creek. It’s only .2mi out of the way.

It’s not a very hard hike at all. I cut out some of the loops and the extra long routes and it took maybe 2.5 hours.

My dog loved it there and I didn’t find one tick!!

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful, but certain parts of the trail aren’t very well marked. Be prepared to stare at your phone/map and compass with some regularity.

Gorgeous, well-maintained, perfect for either walking with a group, riding a bike, or taking a jog by yourself

hiking
1 day ago

Really pretty waterfall! Hike was short and easy. Seemed to be a lot of teenagers “hanging out” in the parking lot. Lock your car.

The portion next to the river is overgrown, lots of rocks and roots. You are def scrambling a bit. Very narrow at points so you are wading through ferns and bushes and there’s a lot of poison ivy. That being said we will likely return. Just be aware of conditions.

1 day ago

Absolutely beautiful

This was a very nice place to spend 1-2 hours. Bring boots and be prepared as this is a moderate hike. Quiet, nice views, cool rocks to climb, and a decent amout of wildlife. Trails are very narrow but well maintained. Toads, millipede and some butterflies were around.

nature trips
1 day ago

Not really a hike but more or less a woodland walking trail next to a fully operational historical site... gift shop ,icecream and restrooms next to the castle. You can take a tour for $6 per adult for the castle portion (worth it) or watch a free little movie near with admission area. Pretty neat in all honesty. Awesome views of the water along the outside of the castle.

walking
1 day ago

Nice easy walk along the water. Good if you want to get outside and have a view but not be challenged. The board walk portion is clean and well built. Nice little park area at the end with beautiful ocean views. No shortage of places to sit along the way as its lined with an obscene amount of benches.

Nice little loop around the water. We went on memorial day weekend and wasn't aware it's a state park so there were campers sprinkled along the trail near the end which we totally were not expecting to walk through some people's camp sites. I'm guessing this could be a possibility through out the summer season? aside from that enjoyable hike, places to stop and sit on some boulders long the way to enjoy the view of the water. Wear sensible shoes as theres lots of roots on the path and a couple stream crossings.

Easy hike , waterfall , upper and lower ponds . Great for kids .

No dogs allowed.

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.

hiking
2 days ago

The trail was marked very well, but it wasn’t very scenic.

on Regicides Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Great afternoon hike! Took us about 2.5 hours at a good clip with a few pauses to take in the view. Pretty wildflowers. Will be back to explore more!

hiking
4 days ago

My husband and I love this area for hiking. It is utterly beautiful here. You can really get a great workout while seeing nature at its best. On the last stretch back to your vehicle is a bit steep which gives you that final burn, but if inexperienced make sure you leave a bit of steam for it.

hiking
4 days ago

Fairly easy hike with some great views of the river

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