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

Pleasant trails that loop up and around the state park. Nice water front area to eat lunch or swim. Took me about 2 hours to cruise through all the trails.

Quick, easy, quiet, nice views of falls

trail running
14 days ago

This was a good trail. Really short. There were a ton of trees down due to the tornado and it made the trail impassable at parts. I did a lot of scaling! My dog was able to stay off leash since it wasn’t busy.

Beautiful trail, nice and easy. Went right after tornadoes so it was a bit of an obstacle course maneuvering trees but I would 100% go back again.

Great for a quick hike

great stress relief. beautiful walk.

walking
1 month ago

Easy for all skill levels. not wheelchair accessible. Dogs must be on leash, there are several streets close by and residential areas with dogs.

Nice easy walk with a beautiful Gorge. Busy road sounds are audible for much of the trail though.

Unfortunately if you come the day after it rains, the drainage is a bit poor so within 1/4 if a mile in, the gravel trail is completely impassable due to deep mud the entire width of the trail. Otherwise it’s a really pretty trail and the birds were chirping. I hope to come back when it’s drier.

hiking
3 months ago

excellent hike, easy.

Great for a quick, pretty hike with picnic.

hiking
4 months ago

Love this trail in all 4 seasons and offers something for everyone who loves to be out on the trail.

Quick and nice!

walking
6 months ago

Went for a Post-Thanksgiving walk with the family.

I fear I’m not a good enough navigator for this one! No blazes, many different intersecting trails...just spent half an hour getting oriented and ended up back at my car. will try again and report back.

great place to hike or mountain bike. very well marked with great views of the Housatonic River.

great place to meditate

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice scenic Trail. But it would be nice if all of the access points to the trail were added to the map.

Great views from the fire tower in fall. The pond trail left is an easier hike

interesting hike with a small river gorge containing a covered bridge and some nice waterfalls. Further inland is a boardwalk and ultimately a climb to a watchtower. the loop wraps up with a descent through cool woodlands to a pond. Moderate climbs and descents and the varied sights are the highlights.

it's a flat, former rail line, with very nice scenery. great for running and walking

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked with my 6 year old daughter. We found a bunch of heart shaped rocks & leaves. So we named it heart trail. Nice walk. Only downside was the lady with her dog off leash that ran at us and kept barking. According to the lady "it's a puppy." Too bad puppies can't read -dogs should be on a leash Other than that. Nice trail

Crappy markings but good moderate trail

This was a nice moderate trail. There were two trees down blocking the path which was a minor inconvenience. Markings could be updated. Generally a nice hike.

Nice flat pathway. Good dog walking trail

trail running
11 months ago

Did 5.2 miles from Pope to Rigg and back this morning between 5 and 7 am. Would have given it 5 stars but it was a bit swampy between OXC and Rigg. I was swatting bugs off of me for a while over that section of the trail.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great walk took my grandkids age 4&6 and they loved it. Covered bridge, boardwalk and tower.

It's a nice easy hike and I loved the little watchtower. It can be done with kids.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Amazing trail great scenery along the way it goes 10 miles well worth it.

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