Best trails in Canton, Connecticut

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Looking for a great trail near Canton, Connecticut? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 Mount Riga State Park or Talcott Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve or Hubbard Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 16 easy trails in Canton ranging from 0.6 to 16.2 miles and from 246 to 1,089 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 Canton, Connecticut
Top trails (22)
#1 - Farmington River Trail
Quirk Park
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Length: 16.2 mi • Est. 6 h 46 m
#2 - Breezy Hill Loop
Canton Land Conservation Trust
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#3 - Sweetheart Mountain: Yellow and Red Trails Loop
Canton Land Conservation Trust
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 37 m
Note: The land to the south of this loop is owned by MDC. The property line is indicated by signs, and there is no trespassing allowed. This is a former ski resort that closed many years ago, and has since overgrown. Many remnants of old ski equipment can be seen in the trail, such as lift ropes and pulleys, and drive motors. Show more
#4 - Werner Pond Trail (Red) and Quarry Trail (Yellow) Loop
Roaring Brook Nature Center
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 39 m
#5 - Mary Conklin Sanctuary Loop
Canton Land Conservation Trust
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
#6 - Farmington River Trail: Canton to Collinsville
Canton, Connecticut
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
This is an awesome paved trail for an easy and calm walk, cycle, or stroll with the family. There are some really nice views throughout the trail which ends up in a beautiful part of Collinsville. Accessibility: There is one designated handicapped-accessible parking space with a striped access aisle off of Canton Springs Road. The trail surface is smoothly paved asphalt and typically at least eight feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (all 5% or less) so will likely be traversable for most wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users.Show more
#7 - Ratlum Mountain Loop
Canton, Connecticut
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
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#8 - Sweetheart Mountain: Blue and Red Trails Loop
Canton Land Conservation Trust
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(38)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 52 m
Note: The land to the south of this loop is owned by MDC. The property line is indicated by signs, and there is no trespassing allowed.Show more
#9 - Swan Preserve Loop
Canton Land Conservation Trust
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 53 m
A well-worn trail with relatively easy grades. It is marked with yellow, red, and blue plastic blazes. Take caution as several spots can be wet in the spring; some of these wet spots have bog bridges. There is also a small brook which occasionally has brook troutShow more
#10 - Uplands Yellow Trail
Canton Land Conservation Trust
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 27 m
Access this trail by driving to the circle at the end of Uplands Drive. Note that you have to start walking on a driveway; as the driveway turns continue straight and you will see the entrance to this trail. Alternatively, you can access this route from an entrance at the end of Westwood Drive.Show more
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