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

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The trails are well marked - yellow leading in, yellow tents to the campground, blue for the larger loop, red for the smaller loop. There are, especially on the blue loop, several longer uphill sections which may not be enjoyable for young children. This trail doesn’t have much in the way of scenery. Yes, there is the Wolf Den and an old well and a few sometimes flowing brooks. You spend a lot of time in the woods which is actually very peaceful.

This was a truly beautiful hike. I started at the Mashamoquet Meadow Trail and first made my way to the Ledge Trail, then went all the way up to the Grassland Bird Conservation area. It was beautiful rolling hills of meadows and fields, with some wetlands and wooded trails mixed in. Outstanding views. Haven't seen anywhere else in CT like it.

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Great little trail! Very well marked, very quiet. Beautiful and diverse scenery. A little muddy in spots, and I'm not sure I'd label it "moderate" ... I'd say easy with a few uphill spots. My pup and I loved it, we will absolutely return.

only took the Blue trail to the Red and took that back to the car today. well marked trail with maps at checkpoints along the way. looking forward to doing the whole Blue trail loop another time. have loved hiking these trails since childhood, excited to show them to my kids! for anyone not familiar, this is a great place to see some cool rock formations, and the wolf den where the supposed last wolf in CT was killed!

First hike as a family. More Hills then I remember from when I was a kid. Fun family times!

Decent hike, however there aren’t many points of interest.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Awesome! About a 2 hour hike. Would suggest hiking boots due to mud.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cost to go hiking is $15. Absolutely ridiculous! Very disappointed.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Left from the Park Ranger station heading south. The trail was well mark and easy to follow. Just after the first bridge there was about 100 feet of muddy trail and lots of water but the trail can easily be followed by going parallel in drier ground until the area is bypassed. Plenty of gypsy moth caterpillars everywhere you look. Minimal wildlife encountered, dead snake near the trail and a deer that was very comfortable around people - staying about 25 feet off the trail as it was passed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nice and quiet. I would rate it on the low end of moderate. Soggy in spots, but easily avoided. We took our time. We took 3 hours to complete it. Will definitely do this one again.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Easily marked! I walked the blue to the red trail, definitely a killer hamstring work out!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

A bit wet in spots, and some good climbs, definitely a moderate trail. Well rated and excellent hike.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Great local trail with interesting elevations and varying terrain and sights. Great Rock formations. Trails are decently marked except for a couple of areas.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Great place to hike! Beautiful river and awesome rock formations. Plenty of trails and all the trails are well marked.

This is a VERY EASY trail. I live in the area and walk this fairly regularly when I don't want to drive to hike. Not too much to see, but a decent walk.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NICE TRAIL LOTS OF ROCK FORMATIONS BUT POORLY MARKED ESPECIALLY WHEN CROSSING ROADS THE BLUE MARKS ARE HARD TO SEE THIS TIME OF YEAR

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fairly easy hike. There are two trails, one which is significantly more challenging than the other. Very nice foliage but no views.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

nice easy hike. couple steep spots but not too bad. took the blue trail from visitor center up to table rock, then down red trail back

Monday, July 18, 2016

Run this trail often love to train here looking forward to winter hikes as well!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

It's a beautiful day in this amazing park. If you haven't been here it's totally worth the visit.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Took us around 2 hours to complete. Before you pull into the state park, the trail begins BUT if you want a cardio workout, I recommend parking at the visitors center and going past the outhouse (there's signs) this way was 70% uphill, if you're not a fan of steep hills you might be better off going the other way. Wolf Den is creepy cool. saw lots of wildlife, very shady walk. There's a huge rock not long after wolf den where we stopped and ate our lunch. I definitely will be back!

Friday, May 27, 2016

this is a great hike! the terrain gets a little difficult at times but it's definitely satisfying. I did the whole loop in 3 hours.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

I grew up in Pomfret, so I've been hiking in the Bafflin Sanctuary for a long time, and it's got a special place in my heart. Like the nearby Edwin Teale Memorial Sanctuary in Hampton, there are dozens of interesting sights spread over small acreage, including a number of meadows, streams, small ponds, and converted farm fields. As you might expect from an Audubon sanctuary, this is a great place for birding.

The trails are well-maintained and not strenuous in the least, although newcomers may find them hard to navigate. There's no colored blaze system, and much of the outdated signage doesn't correlate to places on the map. But it's a small park and you can do a decent job of keeping your bearings by using intersections and bodies of water on the map.

One of the most striking features of the Bafflin Sanctuary is the hemlock ravine, a dwindling niche habitat that offers beautiful evergreen trees on a steep-sided ravine flanking Day Brook. Be sure to check it out along with Alfalfa Hill, which offers one of the best views of the sunset anywhere in Pomfret.

For my full write-up and recommendations, check out the Unarmed Hunting blog.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Excellent trails, well marked. Some areas were more difficult than others, but they were do-able. Planning on making this location one of my favorites and visit again!

Monday, November 23, 2015

It was my first time out there so I didn't know the location well. I felt it was mapped out very well. My friend and I did the blue 5 mile loop at about a 20 min. pace, stopping along the way to admire all natures beauty! It took us just under 2 hours to complete the trail.
We found the Indians Chair so we stopped there for a photo moment. Next time I would love to find the Wolf Den. A gentleman on the trail told us the story about Israel Putnam's discovery of the Wolf den, and we found very interesting!
I would say the blue trail is challenging in a few areas and that's what will keep us coming back for sure!

I really enjoyed the different sceneries - woods, meadows, cornfields, marshes, streams, brooks, etc., but I didn't like that there were barely any markers and that I didn't know exactly what trail I was on or where I was heading, because they all intertwined so it was hard to stay on a specific trail.

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Brought my dog for a hike. Didn't finish trail due to limited time. Walked the roads and fields.Was a really nice hike. Great place to bring the dogs. Definitely will be going back and finishing the trails.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

We had a great hike today - went up the yellow trail from the parking area (which is uphill almost all the way but not too steep) then went counter clockwise on the blue trail to Table Rock. That is a nice section of trail, again, you are climbing up almost all the time but it is a nice path. Only rocky some of the way.
After lunch at Table Rock we backtracked a bit back to the Blue/ Red trail to the Wolf's Den site (spooky) and then went on to the Indian Chair site (too cool).
The trail between Wolf Den and Indian Chair is very steep we thought, so we were glad we we going down it!
After Indian Chair we backtracked again, just a little way back to the nearest Red Trail which took us back to the parking area. The brook was very dry, so no rushing water pleasures, but we saw chipmunks, a toad, a hawk and a squirrel along the way. Because it's been so dry the foliage is rather muted, but a wonderful hike. A bit challenging in spots but really nice. (About 4.2 miles that route)
Restrooms and picnic tables at base are a nice convenience . A+++ all around.

This was a very easy trail and excellent for the novice hiker. The scenery varied from cornfields to woodlands, to grassy meadows, to wetlands. The trails were well worn and interconnecting. This caused some confusion as some of the connecting trails were not noted on the Bafflin Sanctuary Map. The trails were not color coded which added to several confusing moments and extra miles being added to our hike. Thankfully there was an occasional sign which helped us get our bearings. This is an excellent trail for a family hike. It just needs to be tweaked with color coded blazes and an updated map.




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