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

nature trips
2 months ago

Not really a hike but more or less a woodland walking trail next to a fully operational historical site... gift shop ,icecream and restrooms next to the castle. You can take a tour for $6 per adult for the castle portion (worth it) or watch a free little movie near with admission area. Pretty neat in all honesty. Awesome views of the water along the outside of the castle.

hiking
2 months ago

I think you have the wrong trail in the map. Millington trail is the red blazes. I know this, because I passed the green trail twice like the devil’s hopyard map says. I think it might be the green trail or blue. The trail listed which is green is the woodcutters trail and the blue it’s just blue. It’s easy to see when you look at the devil’s hopyard map they provide. Great trail I just wanted to bring attention to this and make it so others weren’t as confused as I was. It says that it is connected to the orange trail, but it goes out to the left of the map out of any crossing. Or maybe it’s labeled wrong as the upper loop of the orange trail where you go down a bit to the end of the second loop go back up and skip devil’s oven. Just fallow the red blazes after the waterfall.

Easy trail until you hike up to devils oven. Which has a big incline. Brought a dog and the dog could keep up.

Second time going here. Absolutely my favorite. It's a work out climbing up the steep inclines. We
saw tons of red spotted purple butterflies and some turkey! my Wife almost stepped on a garden snake. lol

hiking
2 months ago

much easier than moderate. easy plus, maybe.

The directions to the trail didn't bring us to the trail head. We pulled into the picnic area and went to the end. Go over the bridge and stay straight. As you ascend the mountain you will see the red markings. Trail was a bit muddy

trail running
3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Thank you to the volunteers who keep it so nice!

this is my all time favorite place to go for a hike. LOVE it. but c'mon people... pick up your dog poop bags. Why do you even bag it if your just gonna leave it on the ground?

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this on a sunny 41 degree day. Trail is well marked with blue blazes. Several stream crossings with well-placed stones. I am 67, wife is 66 and we found this to be enjoyable. It's more than just a walk in the woods, but not overly strenuous. Some nice canopies of tall laurel. Road to parking lot is heavily rutted, so we parked on River Road and hiked in the short distance to the trailhead. Lots of trees were down from winter storms but it was obvious that the preserve managers had been there clearing the trail.

Awesome hike, great all day adventure. Steep hills reaching the halfway mark and then pretty steady easy incline all the way to the end

hiking
6 months ago

easy trail. good views. the castle was closed when we went.

Beautiful. We made a few short cuts, and went to the waterfalls from the parking lot at the end.
Really nice trail.

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

Perfect hiking weather the day we chose to hike this well marked trail. Challenging yet fun trail. Was surprised that we did not see another hiker the entire trek. Well worth checking the trail system out.

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

Great view of the river below when the leaves are gone.

Ideal for a short hike. The trails are not marked too clearly at times but lots of foliage and great views.

This place is gorgeous! I loved it all. Trails well marked, amazing waterfall! Highly recommend!

Great day!

hiking
9 months ago

We picked a perfect day to hike this trail. The trail is well marked but you need to pay attention due to several intersecting trails. We did the trail in 4 hours and 15 minutes.We did not see another soul during the trip,

Absolutely lovely

9 months ago

Very busy

The orange trail is good for hiking.. specially the steep climbing of devils oven ..

hiking
10 months ago

Was more slick then I anticipated, especially the scramble up the hill to the Devil's Oven. Markers for the first mile or so on the loop if you go clockwise are almost nonexistent.

Cool place

on Millington Trail

11 months ago

Too many 3-minute hikers, noise, and picnic pieces. Skip unless winter.

11 months ago

The red trail takes you to the waterfall and overlook - the two must-sees here.

backpacking
11 months ago

Backpacked through this in one day. My original intention was to use this as a testing ground to see how well I'd do with backpacking. For a first time hike with an extra 40lbs worth of backpack, I'd say it was difficult. Without the added weight I would guess that this would have been a fairly easy trail. There is a long portion of gravel road in the middle that does get a little boring, but for what I wanted to learn I'd say this was an excellent hike.

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Our family followed the white trail to the red trail. A couple of semi-challenging inclines for kids and out of shape mommies. Beautiful scenery and water sounds.

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Well marked trail. There are some steep areas on the trail that would be hard for younger kids.

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