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One of my favorites in the area!

16 hours ago

Great for trail running!

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

we did this as an alternative to Kettletown state park trails being closed. We were looking for an "easy" hike in the area to take my parents that were visiting for the week.
The Hike end up a tad less "easy" because of the obstacles due to the tornados that recently hit CT (5/15/18), the north part of the trail is still no clean, so many trees are blocking the trail and you have to find your way around.
But it was fun for us and them and they end up with some "adventurous" pictures :D.

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

Very nice park, kept nice and clean. If you do plan on going on the trail, I suggest good nonslip shoes. I saw way too many people wearing flip flops and tripping and falling when it could’ve been avoided. Waterfalls are great, trails are nice and shady. There are areas on the grass in front to have cook out with family but I suggest bringing chairs to sit. Fee for out of state visitors so keep that in mind. There is also a person that comes and sells ice cream.

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.

3 days ago

Beautiful!!!

mountain biking
3 days ago

The place is really nice and scenic, but forget mountain biking...all the trails say no bicycles...you can only bike on the paved road going to the back parking lot. I don't get it. I WALKED some of the trail with my bike, and I see no reason why no bikes. ?? If someone knows why, please comment. It's no different than a Rails-to-Trails ride, just a small bit rougher. Otherwise, will be back to walk, not bike :-(

hiking
4 days ago

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

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful, but certain parts of the trail aren’t very well marked. Be prepared to stare at your phone/map and compass with some regularity.

The portion next to the river is overgrown, lots of rocks and roots. You are def scrambling a bit. Very narrow at points so you are wading through ferns and bushes and there’s a lot of poison ivy. That being said we will likely return. Just be aware of conditions.

5 days ago

Absolutely beautiful

Easy hike , waterfall , upper and lower ponds . Great for kids .

I think you have the wrong trail in the map. Millington trail is the red blazes. I know this, because I passed the green trail twice like the devil’s hopyard map says. I think it might be the green trail or blue. The trail listed which is green is the woodcutters trail and the blue it’s just blue. It’s easy to see when you look at the devil’s hopyard map they provide. Great trail I just wanted to bring attention to this and make it so others weren’t as confused as I was. It says that it is connected to the orange trail, but it goes out to the left of the map out of any crossing. Or maybe it’s labeled wrong as the upper loop of the orange trail where you go down a bit to the end of the second loop go back up and skip devil’s oven. Just fallow the red blazes after the waterfall.

hiking
7 days ago

My husband and I love this area for hiking. It is utterly beautiful here. You can really get a great workout while seeing nature at its best. On the last stretch back to your vehicle is a bit steep which gives you that final burn, but if inexperienced make sure you leave a bit of steam for it.

hiking
7 days ago

Fairly easy hike with some great views of the river

Super easy hike. Wasn’t completely impressed with the fall...there wasn’t a lot of water

hiking
7 days ago

Great water falls.

Beautiful views of the falls and real easy.

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!!!

Second time going here. Absolutely my favorite. It's a work out climbing up the steep inclines. We
saw tons of red spotted purple butterflies and some turkey! my Wife almost stepped on a garden snake. lol

hiking
10 days ago

This was a good hike with lots of different trails and pretty scenery! The only negatives are parking not at entrance, and trails could be marked more often.

10 days ago

love coming here. nice paved paths, picnic areas, places to stop and let dog take a quick dip. great for steelers and bikes. everyone always friendly.

hiking
11 days ago

good trail took dogs had a nice time. not easy, but not too hard either.

hiking
11 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Challenging but some cool views with some wildlife. Be careful because trail is tricky to follow with the storm damage

hiking
11 days ago

I enjoyed this hike a lot. It is definitely challenging at times and towards the end it was hard to navigate back. We ended up in someone’s back yard and having to walk the entire road back to the parking lot. A few others on the trail also went off the trail multiple times so it is important you pay close attention. Originally thought it would be 6.1 Miles but because of back tracking and getting lost we ended up doing 7.5 mi. Could have been because marked trees may have fallen since the storm. I still recommend it but be prepared for some steep spots. Also keep a look out for black racers near the water. We ran into two by the waterfall so watch your step!!

I enjoyed the hike and got to train more with my backpacking gear

Short and easy. A few slippery spots but hey your next to water lol. Perfect hot day getaway with few swimming holes.

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