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

More moderate than easy if you do the whole loop. But fantastic trail and a great place for kids.

Better for mountain biking than hiking

trail running
7 months ago

Trail around Bennet's poind is one of the most beautiful in the area!

Poor markers foe trails. Many are missing. With trails covered in leaves, its almost impossible to discern the trails. Alltrails app saved me, allowing me to see my location vis-a-vis the trails on the map and cutting through the forest to reach one of the trails. But in case of some low emergency such as impending rain or darkness, you may find yourself completely lost due to the poor trail markings.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Good trail, nice shade, rocky at points, a few pretty views of shrinking lake.

hiking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Beautiful trail but path is not well maintained in some areas and narrow in some spots. Lots of brush, weeds, grass, overgrown shrubs, poison ivy, poison oak so be cautious and dress appropriately. Mostly shaded which is nice. Some areas are rocky. Our puppy loves hiking but he was covered in ticks on this trail. No trash bins located anywhere near the entrance or around the trail.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

It's a beautiful property but the trails have really grown in over the years.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

nice area will go back and explore more

birding
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great location for birding. I've seen Indigo Buntings in the open field and numerous ducks, geese and herons in the pond.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The trail is just as described, easy. Although that doesn't take away from the rock formations, the pond and general peace that exists here. (There is some white noise from the traffic upon entry based on where I parked) I've had my dog out here a few times I've not found it busy at all during the week. Clean. Safe.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

very easy trail

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Two relatively easy loops (1 and 2 mile loops), one of which runs partially along a marshy lake. Great if you want to see birds and beavers. Fishing possible but very difficult from shore and it's a bit of a hike with a kayak or canoe and no easy launch because of lily pads and other grasses. There are several out and backs and/or loops that can be made in the northern part of the park and into the adjoining Ridgefield open spaces and Wooster Mountain State park in Danbury. This park is popular among mountain bikers. This used to be a a tree farm in the early to mid 20th century and you can see craters where tress were removed as well as parts of the foundation of the old inn on the grounds. Parts of the trail get pretty muddy after rain.

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Amazing hike, great for the lil ones (3 and 2 year old). The pond loop portion is very nice and easy perfect lil nature walk. The reserve portion you pick up on the other side of the pond is a little more rough terrain but not bad. The trail bobs in and out of private homes back yards but the area is very nice. The trail is very well kept so I must have been behind some scumbags who's garbage I made sure to take out with me but otherwise it's a great short little hike. Recommend for all ages and dogs

walking
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Very clean, clearly marked trail.

hiking
Sunday, March 17, 2013

For the distance, this trail provides a variety of scenery. The pond loop can be connected to the waterfall and rock trails, all of which are pleasant. I hiked this today and saw no-one else.

mountain biking
13 days ago

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