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Best trails in Durham

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Looking for a great trail near Durham, Connecticut? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 Wadsworth Falls State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve or Hubbard Park. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Durham ranging from 2 to 9.5 miles and from 318 to 757 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Durham
Top trails (13)
#1 - Millers Pond Trail
Millers Pond State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 39 m
Millers Pond Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#2 - Mattabesett Trail
Tri-Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
This section goes through Tri-Mountain State Park, passing Fowler Mountain and Three Notches.Show more
#3 - Mattabessett Trail Loop
Durham, Connecticut
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Beautiful views of Long Island Sound from the ridge top. Some steep rocky slopes. Several stopping points with great views!Show more
#4 - Bear Rock Trail
Millers Pond State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 40 m
Bear Rock Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Durham, Connecticut that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is aShow more
#5 - Bluff Head from New Haven Road via Mattabesett Trail
Durham, Connecticut
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
Bluff Head from New Haven Road via Mattabesett Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Durham, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderatShow more
#6 - Tri-Mountain via Mattabesett Trail from Howd Road
Tri-Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 53 m
Tri-Mountain via Mattabesett Trail from Howd Road is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Durham, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primaShow more
#7 - Pistapaug Mountain from Route 17
Tri-Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Users have reported that there is very little parking at the trailhead on New Haven Road.Show more
#8 - Mattabesset Trail #7B
Durham, Connecticut
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 39 m
Mattabesset Trail #7B is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Durham, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarShow more
#9 - CT NET: Section 09 (Mattabesett Trail)
Durham, Connecticut
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
This is section 9 of the New England Trail in Connecticut. It follows along the Mattabesett Trail. This section of trail traverses the Broomstick Ledges. Northwoods and Bluff Head Preserve, over 500 Show more
#10 - Pistapaug Mountain from Howd Road
Durham, Connecticut
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Pistapaug Mountain from Howd Road is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Durham, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
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