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

Better have gps, trail markings very poor...

Pretty boring. Not much to see, basically a state fire road.

My wife and hiked the north/south loop including the falls Nice well marked trails moderate degree of difficulty as advertised

Not very well marked and the trials were very narrow.

Nice, well traveled trail, clean and easy to follow. Very steep incline in the beginning which leads me to believe why it is marked moderately hard. A lot of people with dogs off the leash so it would be hard for birding but otherwise a great day hike.

4 months ago

great day out. we took out time and did almost eight miles. nice scenery.

very nice trail. lots of parking at the historic bridge, but no restrooms. the blue trail is extremely well marked. be sure to take the red/blue spur trail to the waterfall. did the entire north and south loop in 4 hours, with a half hour lunch at the pond. north loop is slightly up hill, but not excessive. of the south loop on the way back descends nicely.

5 months ago

Just beautiful.

7 months ago

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.

Nice and easy day hike

very nice. definitely has some steep steady inclines. great work out!

9 months ago

My friend and I hiked it with the snow on the ground which while adding to the difficulty it was very fun. It was not very difficult, just hilly. We got some beautiful shots to!

All around enjoyable and I would love to do this again early summer one day!

10 months ago

There’s literally no markers I thought I was going to die in the woods

I love how it connected to the Day Pond Trail!

10 months ago

Excellent trail, very well maintained. I would say it’s on the low end of moderate difficulty. Definitely longer than 5.4 miles, think it was closer to 7.5 miles.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Not part of Salmon River State Park. Easy hike up a fireroad.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Beautiful scenery, but definitely a hike it’s a great workout. The trail is well marked.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Beautiful place to take a long hike

Monday, October 02, 2017

This was a good hike. Lots of up hills. It was just over 7 miles, so I don't know where the 5.4 mile statement came from. A little off the regular path there is a beautiful cascading waterfall. It is small, but still very pretty. The trail is clearly marked and is easy to follow. Will be pretty in a few weeks with the changing of the leaves.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

We hiked through the blue trail. It's a nice hike through the woods, hilly, rocky terrain at times. Lots of stone walls,several foundations maybe, and even an old, old car along the way! Wonderful walk in the woods!

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Monday, July 03, 2017

Well marked trail. Short inclines. I did the loop, parking at Salmon River State Forest (next to day pond state park). Nice trail. Next time I'll find the covered bridge to complete the whole trail. Overall, I did 3 miles of it (the loop).

Friday, June 30, 2017

I started at the Comstock covered bridge and hiked to the Day Pond Loop. I completed the south loop and then the north loop, stopping for a water break at the Day Pond State Park between the two. Very beautiful spot and midway point. I also took a short trail off of the north loop which led to the Day Pond Falls, a very beautiful waterfall worth the half mile hike down and back to the loop trail. It is important to rate the entire seven mile hike as hard. Completing sections can be considered moderate depending on length. The hike took my dog and I three hours with almost no stopping. The majority of the trail is tree covered and you are only in direct sun when crossing the power lines briefly on the north loop. Well marked with blue blaze. The beginning of the trail by the Comstock covered bridge goes along the Salmon Ride before climbing up to a view of the river and then turning away from the river to head towards Day Pond. Plenty of parking at both the Comstock bridge and Day Pond state park. The Comstock bridge has beautiful wooden gates that make for a lovely photo silhouette. Overall an awesome workout!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Did this walk pushing a stroller. A bit overgrown and there were a couple dozen hanging caterpillars. You could hear the caterpillars eating away the leaves. Sounded like light rain. Uphill almost all the way out. Several different off shoots to different trails that you can explore on future visits.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

parked st the park hiked 2 miles to the intersection to bridge went to covered bridge another 2 miles then back to insection and another .7 miles to car..nice hike total was 6.85 miles!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Not really what I expected. This trail seemed more like a path state vehicles used to access nearby land.. Also ran in to ticks and mosquitos pretty heavy.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Trial is not clearly marked. It is very narrow easy to "fall off" the trails

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Loved this trail

Monday, November 28, 2016

I love it

on Day Pond Loop

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nicely marked trail with all sorts of things to explore. The side spur to the falls is a must do. Beautiful falls even with our current dry spell.

Load More