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I have been hiking here for over 15 years... love this place

Great trails , awesome views .

perfect trail system for the novice hiker, or anybody looking for a easy hike. plenty of water views. very well marked trails. not much elevation however.

nature trips
6 days ago

Scenic, dog friendly, 10/10 would do again

Nice easy walk through the woods and over and around water. Dog friendly. I great spot in Fairfield ct.

Fun afternoon on a nice fall day. Trails weren’t marked well at a certain point and we only found the correct path by chance - definitely make sure to check where you’re going

Super duper pretty. Little confusing getting down (was with some randos who couldn’t find it either) but for the most part 99.99% well marked.

The Saturday I was there was overcast and dreary with no view of the Berkshires from Rand's view and a slight view from Mount Prospect. On the plus side The Great Falls were RAGIN!! Had a nice picnic at Rand's view will definitely return one day when the weather is nice!!

A great road for biking with little kids and nice views. The lake at the end has a magnificent view to take some rest and enjoy the playground. Bikes are not allowed in the loop around the lake

This hike ranks as one of our favorites. Fantastic views, we loved the long stretch of hike along the top of the peak. So many places to stop and take in the views.

walking
12 days ago

I went on an overcast, 60° day. The trail was mostly easy to follow despite a lot of coverage by fallen leaves. You can tell it isn't used much, and in some spots the blazes are faded or unexpectedly on stones instead of trees. Thankfully, there's only one trail.

The trail is a good workout with a variety of minor sights. It took me a little over 2 hours to complete on my own. Don't expect spectacular views, but there is a nice spot that overlooks a pier on the lake.

road biking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Awesome trail, loved every bit of it. Very scenic view of the elm city especially when you get to the top.

The trail to the tower is a moderately easy hike with great views at the top. There are wonderful scenic viewpoints as you loop around past the tower. This was a very enjoyable hike.

Spectacular. Great with dogs!

Worth getting to the top for the views. We ended up taking the road all the way up and it does get steep. Never took the trails, maybe next time.

On a positive note the hike had very nice views over looking the lake and terrain can be challenging at times. On the negative the trail markings are very difficult to follow so make sure to use this map and also print one out as this one is not color coded properly. Also watch where you step as there was a baby 18” rattlesnake near the path today which would not have been good had we stepped on it.

Nice hike. Did it with 4 kids (4, 8, 10, 12) and a dog.

hiking
19 days ago

Nice place

hiking
20 days ago

This should be marked as easy verse moderate. Hemlock trail is more for hiking, Pond trail sightseeing Any other trails are mostly flat for walking bicycling or running.
Very easy to get lost if you don't have a map or this app. Definitely a place I will return to!

walking
20 days ago

You need a Stamford parking permit from 1 May through 30 September. Or else it’s $25 to park. Which is kinda expensive to go for a late September walk. You can walk in for free, but most street parking nearby is permit only. Chelsea Piers is about 1/2 mile away and has free parking. But you need to endure the walk through a slightly skanky neighborhood.

It’s a decent walk. Nice water views. Mostly paved trails. Separate lanes for foot power vs wheel power, plus a special lane for littles on wheels.

I’m sure I would enjoy it more sans the parking fee.

Did this trail and it is by far the best in the area.

Did this trail and it is by far the best in the area.

Nice view at the top, but other than that the marking weren’t very clear. No trail head, and broken glass everywhere, not suitable for dogs because of all the broken glass

this trail was one of the toughest i've done. was a good work out. there are so many rocks. and very steep terrain. i would say this trail is moderate/hard. i liked the views and i will be back for more

there are some great views on this hike — not just the gorgeous meadow at rand's view, but also the view from mt. prospect and a nice variety of woodlands. i second the suggestion to drive past the marked trailhead and park in the lot by the dam. you can pick up the trail just across the road from there. lots of poison ivy along the trail, so keep your eyes out. but there are also some nice wildflowers blooming right now, especially goldenrod.

hiking
27 days ago

This was a very interesting hike with forest and open fields. Really not difficult and should be rated easy. There are many trails, not all well marked, but well maintained. Probably would have gotten lost without this app. Definitely would go back and try some other trails too.

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