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

It's a nice hike that's broken up into several smaller trails. All the trails are somewhat small so it's good for kiddos. The trail to the lake may be a little steep with rock jumping, but the lake itself is serene. Unfortunately, there was a bit of trash left over from previous hikers.

An important thing to note - I'm writing this in May of 2018. A recent storm created quite a bit of tree damage. There were downed trees everywhere, often times blocking the trails. You may have to crawl over or under them the trees. Some of the fallen trees even have trail blazes on it so it's easy to lose the trail.

Finally, the trail map on this site doesn't reflect the actual trail map. While the shape is the same, it's composed of lots of smaller trails of varying colors. Make sure to bring your phone and take a picture of the trail map posted in the parking lot. If worse comes to worse, stick to the red trail. It will take you in and take you out. Enjoy!

Best views from Mootry Peak! Gets busy so go early in the day.

Scenic af

Nice place to hike. Lots of trails and different terrain.

nice trail, could be marked a little better ,great view from lookout

Like the park. Trails well marked.

Multiple trails to cater to all levels. I'm a regular here.

hiking
8 months ago

A nice mix of terrain with multiple options. You'll encounter hayfields, woodland trails, significant rock outcroppings and boulders with a few steep climbs/descents depending on the route taken. I thoroughly enjoyed it on a spectacular September morning.

Trails can be confusing. Views blocked in summer but did take orange down to water to get closeup view of lake Decent

hiking
10 months ago

A nice juxtaposition between the rural and urban. Easy to access.

walking
11 months ago

Walked around Haines Pond. Nice short walk, beautiful view of the pond. Walk back goes along and on the old train tracks, which is a bit awkward to walk on.

hiking
11 months ago

Good place for beginners.

11 months ago

Nice spot to hike, with pretty views and a field for relaxing. Can get very busy. The park puts on events, too, and has a beautiful house you can rent for weddings, etc.

I couldn't find the back half of the trail. Although this was my first time using the app and I had not downloaded the trail prior to my run.

I ran the front loop three times which means I ran that monster of a hill three times. When that's all you do, it kicks your butt.

The trail was a bit crowded as clearly it's family friendly. The sight is great for taking in nature and a short hike.

Next time, I'm definitely downloading the trail first to take on the back half.

hiking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Was nearly run down by the local kids on motorcycles. My daughter was so scared she refuses to go back.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Beautiful land and varied terrain make this land a great place to hike.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Sort of creepy given the press anoint sex acts in the summer of 2016 not maintained well and truly more of a mountain bike trail.

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

This is a great area. I did a short hike as the wind was blowing and it was brutal cold but this looks like a pretty nice place to explore. The water is nice and there are some cool rock formations. Give it a try!

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Really enjoyed the whole trail-well marked, challenging but many areas that were relaxing and easy!
There were a few areas of ice- but nothing insurmountable.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Great place to hike in the middle of town!! good for dogs as well.

trail running
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Took white-red-blue east and white trail back. Easy terrain, white trail is flat, great for running. Nice view of the lake through the bare trees. Short run, but enjoyed it.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Love the hike! was different sceneries every half an hour. lots of ups and downs. 8 1/2 mil hike.

trail running
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Great elevation gains and diversity of trails. Serious downhills and technical areas.

hiking
Friday, September 30, 2016

Nice loop with partial view of Candlewood Lake in Bear Mountain Reservation. Perfect for an afternoon stroll. Meadow has nice flowers and birding nests. Park has various trails from easy to moderate.

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mountain bikers paradise. Lots of thin trails obviously used by bikers meander throughout. The main trails need maintenance and downed trees cleared. Dogs off leash is huge plus with 2 spots for him to swim. Otherwise, hikers can do better.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Well blazed and traveled trail system.

trail running
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Went up to Farrington's Pond and got a bit lost following the biking trail. Easy hike, not too much variety for hikers up there. Will try the white trail along the lake next time.

hiking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Not a lot of through traffic, but could definitely hear the surrounding vehicles. I enjoyed the water views. I'm glad I did it though.

walking
Monday, May 09, 2016

It's amazing the places that are right there in your backyard. It was a relaxing walk. Enjoyed the ponds and the quietness of the park.

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

If I was mountain biking, I would give it 5 stars as it looked like a great place to do that sport. I was hiking though... The trails were in between a residential area and a major interstate highway. Not very scenic and you heard the drone of cars and trucks the whole time. There are many better hiking trails within a short drive. It was worth a shot to try out as you never know...

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