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

We did this on December 28, 2016 in lots of snow and with a high of 7 degrees! It was an awesome loop, definitely felt sub zero on the summit with the winds.

Favorite trail in CT thus far. Great in very aspect.

Nice family hike with family and dog. Waterfall was the best park. Busy, popular spot. Nice for picnics too.

Very cold, layer up during this cold spell.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail wasn't well marked, but it was beautiful in the snow.

Great hike and nice views.

Quick and nice!

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike for all ages.

Not moderate, seven switchbacks to reach ridgeline

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to follow and fun trails. Kids and pup had lots of fun on a beautiful, sunny day in Nov. We especially loved the Children's story boards (no spoiler) along the way, that inspired our children to go for an extra short loop. We did a 4 mile loop trail.

A great trail that offers outstanding views and both moderate and easy hiking terrain.

walking
1 month ago

Nice walking trail

on Tory's Cave Trail

hiking
1 month ago

very awesome even tho you can't go in the cave. nice to be able to see a bat cave.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a great easy hike for a family. Most of the trail is pretty wide and impossible to get lost on. The lake the the trail surrounds is beautiful from any point of the trail. There are a few places where the trail is very rocky, but nothing my 3 kids under 9 can’t handle.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a solid hike that had a little bit of everything. The first 1/4 of the hike was challenging and really got you going. From that point, it was a beautiful and gradual ascent to the summit with a spectacular view. Don’t take this one lightly as it is time consuming and somewhat strenuous at points. Definitely worth a solid half day of your time!

walking
2 months ago

Lots of different trails, each one being a little over a mile. Good spot for a quick run.

If you like waterfalls, you will love this hike! Albeit small falls. This hike makes you want to come back for more exploring. Following the colored trails is easier with a map. There's a gun club nearby, but you only hear it on parts of the hike.

We walked this trail today and had a lovely time but here is what we needed to know. The first parking lot is about a half mile away from the trail head. This first section of unpaved road runs RIGHT alongside (within a few feet) an ACTIVE train track which made me nervous and we did see a train. Much better to drive down the rocky rutted path to the round parking lot at the actual trail head. The first part of the loop trail runs along the river with STEEP drops; it is really lovely but challenging at places. Unfortunately someone was shooting a gun in the distance for much of the time we were walking so not truly peaceful. Look out for the pink hanging ribbons which mark a few spots that are a little tricky but overall very well marked.

hiking
2 months ago

very nice hike with pretty views. some rather steep sections and a decent amount of ice on some of the rocks making it more challenging. lots of other hikes that can also be done there. love the conifer trees near the summit

hiking
2 months ago

Went in November, expected most leaves to be on the ground. Definitely rocky and lots of large roots sticking out. Needed to keep an eye on the ground which was ok because there wasn’t a ton to see. Wasn’t overly challenging, no steep inclines. The hardest part for me was staying on the trail in some locations. Some parts were wide open, others clearly marked, then there were some areas that i got lost (had to follow AllTrails to get back on track). Brought my small dog, who overall enjoyed it, just the parts of the trail that had overgrown or no clear path was the only issue. She loved jumping over the trees that had fallen down. Today it wasn’t super muddy, but could see where that would have been an issue as well. My Apple Watch tracked 3.25 miles for entire trip in about an hour. Overall a success!

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