Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

Not great and you can hear the highway the whole time.

Great easy trail loop...wouldn't classify this as "moderate". You can tell that some spots don't get as much foot traffic, but the trails are easy to follow. There are reforestation efforts going on so there are a lot of trees down across the path (but easy to get around or climb over). You do need access to get past the gate for parking, but that's easy to get from the town. Loads of mushrooms, pine trees, ferns, and toads along the way!

Make sure you have a regional water authority pass and you’ll have the gate codes to get in. Beautiful trails- obviously not well traveled as parts are overgrown and lots of trees down on the trail

I just went on this trail for the first time with my 14y/o son and it was really fun. There are several beautiful views once you reach the western ledge of Mt. Higby. There are some steep areas to navigate and other trails that u can use on the way back to get a different view. I highly recommend this hiking trail!

Arrived here at 715am ( well after the sun came up) and gates were closed so I couldn't get in. The sign on the gate said "trails are open every day" "Gate opens at sun up and closes at sundown" so I'm left disappointed and confused.

walking
15 days ago

Great walk! Actually got 4 miles in by looping around the lake.

Great and local. As another commenter said, lots of bugs in Spring/early Summer. Almost none in fall.

Nice lake. Some rocks for kids to scramble up. Great vibe as other hikers share the road, parking lot, and trails.

Great trails although some are currently closed due to tornado damage. This is Audubon property and dogs are not allowed even on a leash.

Very pretty, but make *sure* you bring your bug spray!

walking
1 month ago

Nice easy walk along the water. Good if you want to get outside and have a view but not be challenged. The board walk portion is clean and well built. Nice little park area at the end with beautiful ocean views. No shortage of places to sit along the way as its lined with an obscene amount of benches.

No dogs allowed.

Greatly enjoyed this hike. The view was amazing to see

Is it really possible to get 4.7 miles here as listed? Doing the math it looks like 2

Nice views, good uphill walk. But noisy road traffic.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful boardwalk along the water. A few places to dip your toes in, benches along the boardwalk for sitting, many information boards to learn about the wildlife and the past. I continued to walk up to the park.

Very easy, flat trail. Enjoyable for an easy and pretty walk.

2 months ago

If this is a top 10 in Connecticut then I’d hate to see what the rest of the hiking trails have to offer. First of all, I’m not so sure that I’d call this moderate as it’s quite easy. Also, what the trail information fails to mention is that the trail overlooks a busy area with loads of roads, etc so you really don’t feel like you’ve gotten out in nature for most of the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a beautiful place but there were signs that said no dogs. The settings in here and other websites needs to be updated. This was confusing since I put in dog friendly.

Went last fall. Great hike and view!

Very nice walking spot. I use to walk there when you could bring dogs.
No dogs, no me

Nice hike, saw 2 eagles in flight on the cliffs, I would come back again.

Nice easy Sunday morning hike. Great birding opportunities.

Mt Higby is one of the best hikes that i have ever done especially because of the scenic views from the top and the hike trial itself. Awesome one...

I like this one because the trail is along the cliffs so you get the feeling of being high up most of the time.

Crowded during summer but overall a nice trail.
Family friendly

trail running
3 months ago

Love this place. Great trails for all skill levels.

There are (((no animal)) restrictions leash or not !!zero animal policy!!! Me and pearly will NOT be coming back . Plus they have cameras in the woods! Not cool. TWO THUMBS DOWN

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