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Killingly, Connecticut Map

Fun trail and a good workout. Pay attention to the gps or you’ll end up on the red trail.

Great loop. Well maintained trail. Are some minor connecting trails but can’t get lost as they all connect back to main trail. Some great views.

I liked this trail a lot .was not my favorite but enjoyed it.i really like trails that are loops so I liked this trail.on YouTube I did a video of this trail.with my dad.loved the trail super nice and overall I liked this trail a lot!

Best trail I ever went! Me and my friend went with his dog and it was amazing!

3 months ago

Pretty well maintained trail with nice lookouts. Blazes could be cleaned up a bit. The local kids have painted the rocks, which is a shame. There is some highway noise from I-395 which does take away from it a bit. Terrain varies and changes quickly, so do won't get bored.

Stuck to the well-marked and well-traveled trails, mostly staying to the right at splits. Peaceful and secluded, despite some highway noise bleed.

trail running
5 months ago

Very very buggy! Good trails and relatively challenging. Clearly marked most of the time, I stayed on the blue path for most part, 2 miles out and back. I never found the overlook.

We started from the South Frontage Road entrance and followed the markers which were pretty good! Sometimes they were on the ground instead of the trees so you just need to pay attention.

The cliffs had beautiful views and you could see to Rhode Island!

5 months ago

The trails were poorly marked, which was initially frustrating. But it became clear that all trails lead to Rome, in a sense, and most of them will get you to the cliffs. I took the path near the boat launch, although if I had taken the trail from the opposite end, I think it would have lead to a bear of a hike. Fantastic views, but so much graffiti, which is a real shame. Still, it was a good hike and I would recommend checking it out.

This was a very nice place to spend 1-2 hours. Bring boots and be prepared as this is a moderate hike. Quiet, nice views, cool rocks to climb, and a decent amout of wildlife. Trails are very narrow but well maintained. Toads, millipede and some butterflies were around.

This is one of our go-to loops for a quiet afternoon. The trails are well maintained and easy to use. There are cliff faces for those feeling more adventurous.

6 months ago

Nice, easy trail. Well maintained blue-blazed trail. I would like to head back in the fall for foliage views from the cliff.

We began the hike from Old Furnace State Park Parking area near Route 6. Using a map downloaded from DEEP, we began our hike. As other's have noted, there are a number of unmarked trails so you have to pay real close attention to the blazes . The view from the cliff is pretty this time of year (April). The hike itself is an easy one, family and dog friendly. Great starter hike for the hiking season.

Started the hike by going straight to the cliff, came back down and completed the loop. Hiked to the cliff again and came back down and hiked around the pond and down through Ross Pond Marsh and back.Some light snowflakes falling on this chilly late March Sunday. Trees here are developing buds for spring. Total distance is roughly 4.5 miles for everything. I chose not to go down the far side of the cliff due to unclear trail markings. All other trails marked well. One of my all time favorites!

9 months ago

I think some of these reviewers are talking about Ross Pond not Ross Marsh which are very different. Ross Marsh has little parking and a very short trail.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Great trail! It wasn’t marked well past the cliff, but very nice otherwise.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

It is very easy to get lost in here. The map on AllTrails is NOT accurate at all. There are blue and yellow blazed trails that are crisscrossing numerous smaller trails. We had a fun adventure but be advised this is not an easy trail system.

Friday, May 12, 2017

love the view!

Monday, April 10, 2017

We wanted to go around the entire pond, but stopped at the private property signs, as it was clearly marked "no trespassing ". We never found the cliffs or views mentioned in other reviews. The parking lot was full of trash, we picked up 2 bags worth.

Friday, December 30, 2016

I think most people do the full trail rather than the .7 mile up and back. The view from the top is pretty nice and is good when the foliage is turning. There is a decent disc golf course just up the road as well, so you can get both in in a day.

Monday, October 17, 2016

This review is not for the 0.7 mile there-and-back trail, but for the trail around the entire pond. Moderate to steep terrain when hiking around the pond. Would be a five star review but there was a lot of trash on the trail, and the markings were confusing. Maps on site only show a blue trail, and I called the CT Forest Park and Association to explain that the maps should show all the trails. Apparently, the trails are maintained by different organizations. Anyway, when hiking the trail from the parking lot north of Ross Pond, go right to the blue trail to go up the steep terrain and see the pond. Beautiful views. At the end of the pond, there are white trail markers and orange as well, to the best of my recollection. Follow these (sometimes hard to see) to hug the pond for a very flat walk back to the northernmost lot.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

If you hike around the entire pond it's a pretty nice hike, especially seeing the water through the trees and through some openings. The actual cliff is beautiful during the fall.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

It's a big druggy hangout it's where the local teens go to take drugs.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's an alright hike. Closest thing people in that area have to real hiking. Takes maybe 10 minutes to get to the top of that.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Relatively easy hike, getting up the cliff itself is not bad at all. The main trail has a gradual incline. The views from the top are really amazing, especially in fall. The rest of the hike is pretty average however with less than perfectly marked trails and not a whole lot to see but pleasant and clean.

paddle sports
Friday, June 10, 2011

Can be either a trail walk, mountain bike ride, or canoe or kayak. Nice flat water pond peaceful, but divided by the highway at one end. There is an overpass tunnel you can venture through to get to other section of pond. The trail passes up to some nice cliffs and the trail continues to the Old Furnace park in Killingly CT.

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