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

This hike had lots of different trails, things to see, easy directions, and parking.

Nice. easy side of moderate. would have been a little bored but we took the gold trail for a rockier path and better views. the old pavilion was really neat and enjoyed climbing on the jette at the beach. a little humid and 79 degress.

Many paths to take

hiking
7 months ago

Tried to find this trail but it looks like the recording used starts in someone's house. You can easily see this when you switch to satellite view.

This is a great trail. It's a good distance and it has enough hills to be challenging. There are some difficult parts. It is my favourite trail.

Nice hike. there are multiple colored trails to follow to make it a little longer.

Great trail! Didn't think I would like it because it is sort of short but there is a lot to see, the beach is great and the view is awesome!

mountain biking
9 months ago

This was a fantastic ride. Beautiful scenery, great trails, and the surrounding area off the trails were very nice. Nice homes along the coastline.

Awesome trails. Scenic!

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Really nice views of the river and water. From the trail head by Divine Wines, keep heading right on the trails so you can hug the river. There are a few unmarked trails that veer off of the trail that runs parallel that never stray far from the main trail, and they are well-traveled, providing very nice views. Take a detour from the loop in the fall and walk along the beach boardwalk (to get back to the loop, head straight through the parking lot when you go under the wooden walking bridge under the stone bridge, stay to the right of the lot to hook up with the trail through a marsh (beautiful, entrance can be found near picnic tables). Alternatively, go straight to the paved road at the far end of the lot and take a right, which will bring you back to the loop.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Is there a parking area? Following the directions from this site, we were brought to the middle of a road. No parking in sight. Following the compass on the record park, we walked on the road for a mile. Doing this for cub scouts so didn't think it was too safe.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

The trailhead is actually across the street from Divine Wine and Camp Niantic. Easy walking, pretty views. Must be spectacular in the winter after all the leaves are down. As a lifelong Point O' Woods vacationer I just wanted to find what is on the other side of the Four Mile River cove. I found it! I never realized Rocky Neck was so close. The Pavilion is beautiful, like a Gillettes Castle. Would like to explore that. Downside was the horseflies, they were vicious.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

not much past nature watching

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

its great for nature watching but not very challenging as a hiker

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Followed the forest road off Holmes Rd. Very easy walk.

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Not at all a "moderate" hike - it's easy peasy. It's good if you like bird watching, but as a hike it's a little dull (and short, if you do the 2.3 mile hike on the map here).

hiking
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Have been living in the area for about a year now and finally was able to go out and hike through Rocky Neck State Park. Great all around hike with trails running through the woods, over train tracks and along the ocean. Just remember the closer you get towards the ocean the wind will really pick up and bring a chill. If you ever find a hula hoop floating near the shore, most likely belongs to my friend Katie. She had it roll into the ocean but it was a beautiful moment of letting go of things we cannot control. Got a little 10 minute jog in at the end as well on the cement loop. Great place for a run with peaceful, scenic views.

hiking
1 month ago

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