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

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trail running
1 month ago

This is a wonderful spot to get in your long distance run. I’ve been a number of times and I am never disappointed. I have yet to run the entire out and back but have completed about 30 miles of it. It is a packed dirt/gravel trail that slopes very casually making the elevation gain go unnoticed. In the winter I’ve seen folks out there with cross country skies and snow showers.
This trail is good for everyone and anything.

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Ultra Ryan

Nice walk .. great for my 11 year old dog ! Few geocaches out there too our you are into that :-)

hiking
5 months ago

Fairly easy hike with some great views of the river

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful park. We went in the winter and had the park to ourselves. We walked down to the ice jams at the river's edge, everything was flooded over with ice. Great views. The hike up to Split Rock, nice views from there, too.

Not well marked or maintained. very buggy.

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

Great park but trails not clearly marked

mountain biking
Monday, March 06, 2017

great peaceful ride can't wait to come back and explore the entire trial.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Awesome for anything!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Awsome

hiking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Great daily hike. I go often with the dogs. They know every trail backwards. There's actually a bunch of unknown deep woods trails. Great hidden hikes. Deeper trails lead to George Dudley Park and Higganum Meadows.
Split rock trail has a great view and vet looking the water and if trailed follow down it will lead to waterfront, picnic tables, port o potties.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Awesome, beautiful and not to be missed

walking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Great for stroller walking! It was a hot day but trail is covered with trees making enjoyable walk.

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

We spent the biggest part of the day hiking the various trails of this State Park. It was a relatively easy hike with a couple of nice overlooks. The trails were well marked and there were picnic areas and rest rooms scattered throughout the park. I was disappointed by the amount of time we spent hiking former roads, gravel roads, and currently used roads instead of being on hiking trails. I sometimes felt that we were going for a Sunday walk instead of a hike. The red trail took us down a hill overlooking the Connecticut River that was picture worthy. Here we found a couple of large trees that beavers had previously damaged. This is also where we found a discarded hypodermic needle and syringe. Hikers Beware!!!

Proceeding along the yellow trail, we enjoyed our lunch on a picnic table overlooking Carlson Pond. It was a pretty little area that added to the days enjoyment. We saved the best for last and visited Split Rock and River Vista next. It was an ok view but again we were reminded of being in an inner city as the graffiti artists marked the overlook. Hiking with my family made this day enjoyable, but the negatives outweighed the positives on this particular hike. There are many hikes I've done that I would like to do again in another season. This is not one of them.

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Hiked to Split Rock Vista easy hike along a trail and the road. Came here as part of the Sky's the Limit Challenge 2015. Nice park easy hike. Hit a few geocaches along the way. Good times.

hiking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Easy trail with running stream and picnic areas.

hiking
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I love this trail. I start from the Day Pond State Park parking lot, and usually take the blue-blazed trail. When it comes to the first big wide opening into the woods, I head straight, and do not immediately follow the blue trail signs. This leads up a few uphills to get your heart going...then it flattens out for most of the rest. There's a nice waterfall, and a few man-made bridges along the way. Trail markings are a bit difficult to spot now and then, but just go back to the most recent one and look around - eventually you'll see it.

horseback riding
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Great beautiful scenery.

hiking
Sunday, July 19, 2015

The big rock was pretty cool but the view wasn't all that. Very quick hike.

hiking
Monday, June 29, 2015

good hiking trails mostly easy to moderate. split rock vista offers great views and a nice rock face. trail system marked well with many options. spent the better part of a full day checking it all out.

i use the East Hampton trail head for this trail. love the river for sceanery (lower trail) bit buggy though. i suppose the water is to thank for that. the actual Airline trail (upper trail) is pretty straight and not much to look at in the area i was in. just lots of woods. there are Munzee tags to find also if thats your thing. i remember jumping off the viaduct in this area when i was in high school. good times. enjoy.

hiking
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Spent Sunday afternoon at Hurd State Park. Beautiful little gem of a park located on east side of the CT River just off Rte 151. My sister and I hiked the red trail starting from the pavilion. There was plenty of parking and pit toilets throughout the park. The red trail started slightly off to left of pavilion and follows a wide path until it goes smaller crossing over a stone wall. There are stone walls through the whole park, something that I love about CT. Somehow we lost the red trail as it came out into the road and walked further to the river trail marking sign. We followed this wide path down to a grassy knoll on the riverbanks where people were fishing and picnicking. Along the wooded edge we picked up the red trail again and ascended up a steep hill until we met the yellow trail to the vistas overlooking the river. This is a great spot to rest and have a snack. Following the yellow trail will bring you back to main road just slightly west of the parking/pavilion road.

5 miles! It keeps going and going all the way to Willimantic. It's actually more like 20! Then you have to turn around and go back. We actually did a total of 28 miles with a 9 year old and 14 years old and they did it. It was absolutely beautiful and I recommend to all families. Just keep track of the mile markers.

hiking
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This trail isn't great for hiking. It's a wonderful setting for running and biking but if you are looking for a good hike- look elsewhere. Ill come here anyway for a nice walk with friends in the summer! It's also close to some great places to swim in the hot summer months.

trail running
Monday, October 22, 2012

Great place for a run. Wide and flat.

cross country skiing
Sunday, January 01, 2012

What a great resource for everyone - this rail trail actually starts in East Hampton and goes through colchester, Hebron, Lebanon and keeps going. Very level grade so it is great hiking , biking and x country skiing for all ages. Great views from the Lyman viaduct in the spring and fall. Lots of rivers and streams and marshes along the way. You can get off the trail at the Salmon River and fly fish. Get your bike out and enjoy the ride!

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I am more familiar with the North section of this trail, and love it - there are many paths off the main trail for mtn biking, horses, more strenuous hiking. Great for kids. Many places to park along the way, so you can make it a point-to-point or an out and back. Believe there is a website with the DEP, and also one with some great photography. Did a lot of snowshoing this winter. The wild blueberries are great, and if you are quiet you'll spot many birds, some foxes, and maybe a bobcat. Will add more asap.

mountain biking
2 months ago

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