Looking for a great trail near Ridgefield, Connecticut? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hudson Highlands State Park or Bear Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Whipple Creek Park or Abrams Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Ridgefield ranging from 0.7 to 4.4 miles and from 459 to 826 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

nature trips

forest

running

kid friendly

dogs on leash

walking

lake

views

wildlife

river

bird watching

Ridgefield, Connecticut Map
VIEW FULL MAP

Decent trail, pretty easy. Near the airport so you hear people taking off, also walk by a noisy road for a bit... Plus, its dense with trees so don’t get many views. All that said still a very decent hike!

hiking
over grown
7 days ago

Very nice trail. Easy for kids. The only drawback is traffic noise close to the pond.

Really great simple hike and fairly well maintained trail. The historic history of this area is quite intriguing and you can quite often find remnants of old structures along the trail if you're observant.

Best hike in the area. Very secluded with lots to explore

Nice. Short and nice.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

Nice trail - went with two kids - but had to carry them over the overgrown sections to and from the loop around the lake. This was late summer so probably nice in the fall.

A relatively easy loop around a large pond. The western path near the upper end of the pond as somewhat overgrown in late August, but very passable. In summer, expect the usual bugs and humidity you'll get anywhere in Southern CT. Views of the pond are pleasant and it is a good place for wildlife photography. The trail is often somewhat off the pond, so a longer lens may be helpful. You can also access the Pine Mountain trails from here, although those trails are more strenuous than the ones around the pond, especially if you plan on going all the way to the Ives cabin overlook. If you plan on doing that, equip yourself for a real hike.

This is an enjoyable hiking area, with trails ranging from moderate to quite strenuous. On an August Sunday morning, we had the forest mostly to ourselves, except for a couple of groups on mountain bikes. The trail system is well marked, but there were a few times when we ended up doubling back by accident. This was mostly at the upper end of the yellow trail, where the same trail tends to fork more than once. In the summer, cellphone GPS is not teliable due to the heavy tree canopy, so I'd suggest bringing a printed map (which is always a good idea). There are several parking areas. We started at Bennett Pond, which has a large parking lot accessible off Route 7. From there it is an upland hike to this trail system - expect to add about a mile each way. For faster access, you can park on Pine Mountain road before it turns into a private road. There is a gravel parking area with easy access to the trails. The main lookout is a fairly short hike to the east from this location.

Easy stroll through the woods...Pond was teeming with life. Some areas of the trail are overgrown.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

I grew up in nearby Wilton but haven’t lived there for 20 years. I was visiting a friend in Danbury and wanted to explore something in the area that I’d never done and could do easily before leaving the state. I chose this based on the good reviews. I enjoyed it overall and would frequent it if I were local. Pros: pretty, quiet, opportunity for solitude (I only saw one other person on a weekday morning in August), a lot of different birds (herons, swans, etc) Cons: overgrown with thorns, grass, and other plants in several places, making the loop difficult without risking cuts and ticks (which I did but am used to doing as an avid hiker) Because of the overgrown spots, I’d recommend this more so in non summer months.

Well marked trails and a great view point! As always follow the map at the start of the trail, rather than the one above.

Good for hiking, great pleasant sounds and views. The trail is marked well at most places. There are few spots which I thought could have been marked more properly. Please use a bug/mosquito

Hiked 3.9 miles.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

Overgrown bushes, just like 2018, in 2019 it’s still not able to bike it. Otherwise it would be a nice trail.

mountain biking
3 months ago

ABSOLUTE TRASH DONT GO SAVE 3 HOURS OF YOUR LIFE IT IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

I ran this today intending to do a few loops. The right side is open and great for a short run or walk. About 2/3 of the way around it gets thick in parts and hard to pass easily. Could be poison ivy too. With a bit more clearance to get all the way around it could be great. I still managed to get around but it needs a bit of maintenance.

the trails are marked horribly. At one point, the blue, white and red trees are all intertwined and far away from each other so I can see how you could get lost if you’re not paying attention (like I did) - you can easily miss the trail back to the parking lot and keep going in circles (also, like I did). Tons of ticks! Left with quite a few on myself and my dog. I also found it strange you are basically walking through backyards.

hiking
off trail
over grown
4 months ago

First part of train rocky and very muddy in places. But worth it to make to pond for views plus beautiful vista at the end

I took the unmarked trail, it was definitely rocky and off the beaten path but offered beautiful views and was totally worth it. I did have to cross the stream a few times and got soaked, so if you’re looking to do some more adventurous hiking be prepared to get a little wet!

The part of the trail where the pond goes into a stream close to route seven was a raging river today. Not easy to cross.

Load More