Best trails in Colchester

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Looking for a great trail near Colchester, Connecticut? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, forest trails, walking 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 Talcott Mountain State Park or Wadsworth Falls 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 6 easy trails in Colchester ranging from 1.3 to 8.3 miles and from 262 to 541 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 Colchester
Top trails (7)
#1 - Salmon River Trail Loop from Day Pond
Day Pond State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Salmon River Trail Loop from Day Pond is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Colchester, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily useShow more
#2 - Day Pond North Loop
Day Pond State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Day Pond North Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colchester, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options andShow more
#3 - Air Line State Park Trail: East Hampton to North Westchester
Airline State Park Trail
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Air Line State Park Trail: East Hampton to North Westchester is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Colchester, Connecticut that features a river and is good for all skiShow more
#4 - Salmon River Trail
Salmon River State Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
The Forest now contains nearly 6,000 acres located in the towns of Hebron, Marlborough Colchester, East Haddam, and East Hampton. The easy accessibility of the Salmon River and its tributaries has madShow more
#5 - Colchester Rail Trail to the Airline Trail
Airline State Park Trail
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
Colchester Rail Trail to the Airline Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colchester, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill leShow more
#6 - Ruby and Elizabeth Cohen Red, Blue, and Yellow Trail Loop
Ruby and Elizabeth Cohen Woodlands
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 34 m
Ruby and Elizabeth Cohen Red, Blue, and Yellow Trail Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Colchester, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skilShow more
#7 - Airline Trail: Route 2 to Lebanon
Colchester, Connecticut
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
Airline Trail: Route 2 to Lebanon is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Colchester, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarShow more