Explore the most popular Local Parks in Connecticut with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 days ago

Super cool hike, with numerous blazes and trails throughout to make it easier or harder for what you may prefer. Castle Craig is unique to see, but the Blue Blaze trail offers some cool scenes of the reservoir.

Not much there is to see but perfect for a jog or walk.

Senic trail and good for hiking. Footing is difficult for running.

Super pretty and such an easy trail! One of our favorites

It has been so dry that the roaring brook is almost dried up in parts. The falls are still awesome but I am excited to return when we get a good amount of rain! I can imagine it is stunning when it’s in full force.

Okay hike. Not very exciting, and never found waterfall unless the spillway at the beginning is it. Trail was not always easy to follow. Probably would have been a little better with a state trail map. Overall good day but not as scenic or exciting as we hoped. We started from the spillway on Trail 1 road.

Started to the right and glad we did. it was much steeper and rockier than the other side. It was challenging hike up for sure! Better to get that out of way. That side was not well marked but the path was clearly evident so we never doubted where to go. The falls were pretty but a little underwhelming. couple of little bridge brook crossings and a cool stone fireplace made this a nice hike.

Very pretty, but make *sure* you bring your bug spray!

My dog loved it there and I didn’t find one tick!!

Gorgeous, well-maintained, perfect for either walking with a group, riding a bike, or taking a jog by yourself

Not a bad hike. Went a few years ago. The area is very pretty. A waterfall worth seeing again

Great for an after work walk!! Not hard but great to be outdoors and near a lake. They charge to park so that’s the only pitfall!!!

I am a beginner hiker and was recommended this trail by a friend that does it often-he gave me great directions. I wanted to have a bit of a challenge without the anxiety, and this trail was perfect. As long as you have a plan going in and pay attention to the very well marked trail, you will have an awesome experience and feel very accomplished at the end. I took blue/red to blue/yellow to blue/ and picked blue/red back to the opening. Stopped to have lunch on the summit right after I picked up the blue trail. Was still done in about 3 hours.

definitely will return to this hidden gem, especially in the fall. the steep inclines lead to spectacular views and the trail riding along the ridge was an unexpected treat.

A favorite nearby, a little longer, trail. So many beautiful views and stops along the ridge. Fun times.
We went Clockwise from Wigwam. A little confusing after the pan handle, I'm calling it the Bermuda triangle. Followed a steep rocky river bed up to Blue Orange back to parking. next time taking the cut through, short cut back.

Very nice :) My sister is not so experienced so it was tough for her to get through all the rocks, but the view was worth it and we took the orange/blue trail after the reservoir to shorten the hike. It was well-marked and the app helped a lot! Bring a lunch, lots of water, and good shoes! 4 hours, with the shortcut.

hiking
20 days ago

One section of trail isn't marked very well, but other than that is was a great hike. Awesome view.

My dog loved it ,!!!!

Nice quiet trail, well marked

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful view of the lake !! Went out with my 8 and 4 yr old . They loved it . However there were some points that it was difficult to follow the trail, I think it needs better signals of the trail. At some point I thought I was lost, kept going around in circles 

The views and difficulty level were definitely worth it BUT the trails were not well marked and this made it very difficult. I would highly recommend turning your location on and using this app/the compass feature if you actually want to follow the red/blue trail all the way through. Hike took about 4.5 hours.

Lake was beautiful! View was worth the hike!

Nice walk to a little waterfall.

A beautiful easy walk.

Very easy, flat trail. Enjoyable for an easy and pretty walk.

Took the red trail up and an unmarked trail back, which I’m glad I did because the unmarked one kind of faded out in places and was pretty steep. Cool falls but I’ll probably come back in the fall/winter for a better view

hiking
26 days ago

Nice views. Good shade. Just enough altitude disparity to be interesting.

hiking
27 days ago

Since I was already in Salisbury checking out the section of the AT that includes Rand's View, I decided to add a trip to Lion's Head, parking in the lot on Bunker Hill Road. After crossing through a couple of meadows and briefly across private property, the trail gets pretty steep and stays that way almost all the way up. After a mile and a half or so you join up with the white blazes of the Appalachian Trail, then just keep rising. When you get closer to Lion's Head, you can either scramble up the rocks to the top (white) or take the easier blue trail around to the left and then backtrack slightly on the AT to get to the money spot. I didn't go as far as the map here indicates. The trail looked to be heading downhill shortly after Lion's Head. Pretty strenuous hike to a nice payoff.

Great hike with a unique payoff at Rand's View. Was lucky to have the meadow all to myself, as I arrived early. Unfortunately it was a bit misty and foggy in the distance so the view was not all it might have been. Still super cool. I didn't hike as far as the AllTrails route indicates, but I did check out Giant's Thumb and went a little beyond that, until I saw the trail heading steeply downhill. Mount Prospect view is nice, though not spectacular. But it's a good place to rest for a while before chugging along to Rand's View. Lots of nice ups and downs on this trail, but nothing too taxing.

trail running
28 days ago

Completed a loop, nice little trail run/walk - signs clearly mark where you are, and I took a paper map from the bin, which proved useful. It was a cloudy, cool day, perfect for exploring. My only reservation - the recent tornadoes (5/15/18) took down some trees. The path was clear, but I'd say use caution and judgement on windy days.

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