Looking for a great trail near Colchester, Connecticut? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, walking 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 Talcott Mountain State Park or Devil's Hopyard State Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Colchester ranging from 1.3 to 6.9 miles and from 288 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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1 month ago

Lets go with bad news before good news. Bad news: Trail markers are embarrassing. There’s a couple red dots on a few trees throughout about 3 miles of trails. For a state park, these trails clearly aren’t used on a regular basis, or the fact that there are so many small zig-zagging trails that there’s too much trail and not enough feet to use them. This app was helpful in keeping me on the right path. They are very narrow in parts, in some ways overgrown and in some ways just not maintained. I cleared dozens of branches during my time in the park. I did run into a section of trail that was blocked by a large tree fall on the north side of the loop. The main bridge on Day Pond is out. You can get across the brook by rock hopping, but it’s the main bridge next to the pond so hopefully repairs to the area are timely. Good news: super peaceful. Spent 6 hours in the park today, saw 1 guy and his dog all afternoon. No one around. I highly recommend detouring along Day Pond “Road” and stopping by the beach area along the Salmon River. Great little spot. This place is also a mountain biker’s paradise. If you’re into biking trails, rocky tops and trail jumps...bring your bike. Mountain blueberries and raspberries are blooming everywhere...I’ll be back in a month and a half to snack!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Aldens Crossing to Rt 66 (end of passable trail); reverse to Forest St and return to Aldens Crossing. Temp in low 60s. Overcast but not humid.

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3 months ago

Great place for walking or biking not much of hiking since it's just miles and miles of the same path.

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4 months ago

Short detour due to a bridge out, but it was well flagged. Trail conditions were very icy.

Better have gps, trail markings very poor...

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6 months ago

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

Nice I trail that is well blazed. Old foundations and walls on the northern end. Definitely take the red/ blue spur trail for the waterfall.

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

we did this loop today. there are a few s0teep spots for it being classified as easy. it's well marked. the falls are gorgeous!

Not very well marked and the trials were very narrow.

Well marked and challenging for easy trail

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Great trail. Well marked. There is a connector that will take you additional distance to the Falls and Comstock bridge.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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.

Great hike ... definitely make sure you take the side spur trail so you dont miss the beautiful falls! The trails are clearly marked.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

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

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

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

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Monday, October 23, 2017

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

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