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

way too crowded

spent time there 40 years ago, thinking of staying a couple nights on the ledges if they still let you. beautiful place to get a little rock climbing experience

Great mid-level hike. I hiked to Skiff Mt. Road and took the road back to my car. Starts off with a beautiful field of purple and yellow flowers. Then there is a steep ascent for about 15-20 minutes. After that the trail mostly levels off until a descent at the four mile mark. The trail is 90 percent shaded. Views at the top are impressive but are probably better when the leaves have fallen.

Be prepared for a really quick intense rock scramble! Starting from here will give you a serious workout before you loosen up... highly satisfying and you will meet some great through hikers. Bring some trail magic.

Great easy hike for you and the family with beautiful waterfalls and rocks. I’m not sure why you have to pay 20 bucks for parking on the weekends when it’s a state and public park? And those porto John’s bathrooms are gross, you’d think with the money they collect from people and government they would have built a new restroom for the park. Other than that, it’s nice.

It was HOT!!! 1st bit is quite steep. Great time nice trail. Good training for my Long Trail trek in September

3 months ago

Quick, easy, took the dog for a swim. Nice 2 hour hike. Taking time to enjoy.

3 months ago

This loop trail was a nice way to pass our Sunday afternoon. Though the parking lot near the trail was almost full, we only encountered a few people while we were hiking. We hopped off the trail at a few points to walk down to the river. There are several opportunities for awesome views as you walk. The trees provided some much-needed shade from the sun, but I could see it becoming buggy enough to require some bug spray. Our pup had a fun time climbing up and down the rocks. This was a win for me.

4 months ago

Great for trail running!

Very nice park, kept nice and clean. If you do plan on going on the trail, I suggest good nonslip shoes. I saw way too many people wearing flip flops and tripping and falling when it could’ve been avoided. Waterfalls are great, trails are nice and shady. There are areas on the grass in front to have cook out with family but I suggest bringing chairs to sit. Fee for out of state visitors so keep that in mind. There is also a person that comes and sells ice cream.

Super easy hike. Wasn’t completely impressed with the fall...there wasn’t a lot of water

Great hiking, very easy. Some of the trail is paved but not the majority free parking for all CT license plates

So many different Falls to look at and a nice easy path right alongside them which goes up until reaching a bridge. Very Majestic. The park offers some shade and a nice picnicking area.

nice trail with waterfalls, not many decent views but when you do see one it's amazing. give yourself about 5rs time and bring snacks.

Cool bridge nice waterfall

Wow. Easily the biggest payoff for least effort hike I've done. Spectacular series of waterfalls. As you ascend the very nicely constructed (mostly paved) trail there are benches and lookout areas along the way. The money spot is at the very top, where the water spills over a cliff edge and down into a sort of cave, then cascades down further. There was a photographer down below taking photos of the uppermost falls from a tripod. There are signs telling people not to leave the trails, which he ignored. Happy to report he made it back to his car. When the paved trail ends it pays to take the root-bound trail up to the right, where you can see the stream that leads down to the falls, and even walk out above the falls if you have the guts. I ventured out a little bit but wanted to be mindful of my footing on a wet day. At the end of the trail you cross a little bridge and can descend down the other side of the falls on the red trail, which doesn't have any great views but is a nice peaceful stroll back to the parking lot, with the sound of the woods keeping you company all the way. There was also a yellow trail that led back into the woods, but I'll leave that for another time. If you want a great spot to visit or take kids, with some absolutely majestic views this is it. Picnic tables near the parking area, and totally immaculate. 5 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for sure! You can also fish for trout there if you want. Not sure why you'd do the red and yellow loop. All the views are on the other side of the falls - take the main (paved) trail up and the red trail back IMO.

I very much Enjoyed this hike. Not very difficult...great for folks with not much experience hiking as well as families. Calebs Peak is a wonderful spot to stop and enjoy the view south through the Housatonic valley...pack a lunch!!

Great moderate hike..started from small parking lot off of route 341. Went up and over both St John's ledges and Calebs peak. Took about 4 hours with a stop for lunch on Calebs Peak...plenty of rocks to sit on and enjoy the view south of the Housatonic Valley

Hiking to Caleb peak was about a 1 mile rock scramble with nice views at the top. We continued on the AT just to get some distance in, although views weren’t as nice after the peak. A good day hike!

Waterfalls get nicer higher you climb. Go when there's snow or after rain

Beautiful hike. I went straight through to Cornwall Bridge. Easy climb up Caleb’s peak. The rock scramble coming down St. John’s ledges is tricky so be aware of that. Really beautiful right by the Housatonic River once you get down the ledges (and flat!). My hike totaled 11.4miles from 341 to Rt 4.

Short and steep, lots of nice waterfalls and cascades, there are facilities and picnic tables around the bottom, as well as a place to swim/wade.

8 months ago

Great hike

Beautiful falls. Perfect for a stroll with the family to just sit and relax.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

nice day out with the family. Easy enough to have my wife and 2 year old son with me, sometimes on my shoulder and other times on my back in his baby carrier. beautiful views, nice picnic and play area also. great also for a quick solo walk. choose when you come to avoid paying for parking. We paid nothing for parking today. perhaps because it was October or mid week.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This trail was awesome. Super short, but so enjoyable! The falls are gorgeous!

Nice place. Very clean. Gave a 3 star rating because it cost $9 to park your vehicle. I arrived to the park with three other friends we were on motorcycles, had to pay $9 per bike to park, so it was a total of $36 for us to park 4 motorcycles in one parking spot. We didn’t let the parking fee ruin our day, still had a great time, just will not be returning to Kent falls anytime soon.

Great for picnics, getting your feet wet, and a quick hike. Can get crowded, but much less during the week. The falls are quite beautiful, great place for families. (we went on a week day and parked for free)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Short and sweet. If you have bad knees (like me) and have trouble going up stairs I would take Advil first!! lol Take your time and don't get discouraged. definately worth the walk. lots of large steps but there is a hand rail if you need it! gorgeous views!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

all good, a small waterfall hike in a well kept park. fyi-$15 cash to park car.

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