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

This is my favorite hike!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views. I would rate it as an easy hike, but still enjoyable.

Well marked trail. I started behind 2 trees Inn this time. Some steep sections, but not overly strenuous. One section has a pathway through rock that's a little difficult to fit through, but if you go up sideways you should be fine. Good hike.

If you like waterfalls, you will love this hike! Albeit small falls. This hike makes you want to come back for more exploring. Following the colored trails is easier with a map. There's a gun club nearby, but you only hear it on parts of the hike.

We walked this trail today and had a lovely time but here is what we needed to know. The first parking lot is about a half mile away from the trail head. This first section of unpaved road runs RIGHT alongside (within a few feet) an ACTIVE train track which made me nervous and we did see a train. Much better to drive down the rocky rutted path to the round parking lot at the actual trail head. The first part of the loop trail runs along the river with STEEP drops; it is really lovely but challenging at places. Unfortunately someone was shooting a gun in the distance for much of the time we were walking so not truly peaceful. Look out for the pink hanging ribbons which mark a few spots that are a little tricky but overall very well marked.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! It marked well past the cliff, but very nice otherwise.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short hike, trails were a little flooded. I took the wrong one at first, so make sure to stay right on your way up. The top has views in all directions and cool rocks and trees :) recommended

With rain, I went for a shorter hike with my two pups. I was not disappointed! Despite the trail being a bit flooded and trees down, I really enjoyed the loop. Has a beautiful view at the top and a nice little traverse through the woods. I will absolutely be back again. Did it in a walking boot, but I’m looking forward to coming back.

hiking
2 months ago

Quick hike but a beautiful view! Although a little disappointed that the trees have already lost most of their color. Looking forward to going earlier in the fall next year.

This was a very enjoyable trail with spectacular views of the rocks and cliffs. Some of the trails do go near the edges of the cliffs but there is an alternate trail right behind most of them a few more feet in. Definitely looking forward to visiting again.

on Lantern Hill Trail

2 months ago

I enjoy it here and views at the end of the hike make it ALL worth it. I do wish there was more to do.

Beautiful!

The views at the end of the hike are amazing ..

You can take the Orange Trail starting at the rocky turn-around lot closer to Cold Spring (*not* the guard-railed gravel lot at the end of Spruce Brook, nearer the train tracks). The beginning of the trail is primarily tennis and golf ball sized round rocks, so use care not to turn an ankle. Fairly steep trail overall. Purple trail to the flag pole comes up on your left, and some kind person Sharpied an arrow on the Orange Trail marker to show you the way. Expansive view of the valley along Route 8, with snippets of the railroad tracks and river below.

walking
3 months ago

Great place to walk your dog. Trails are well marked.

Couldn't be more enjoyable. Nice views most of the way. Looking forward to the possibilities in winter

Couldn't be more enjoyable. Nice views most of the way. Looking forward to the possibilities in winter

mountain biking
3 months ago

beautiful trail...not the best marked. Can't wait for additional seasons

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful!

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