Explore the most popular trail running 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.

15 days ago

Good hike, more buggy than I expected. Trail is pretty well defined but in some parts it is definitely not as clear, most likely due to the storm. I went off trail two times and went back to find the trail. The fire tower has an okay view, you can’t see much with all the trees in the way. Also, some parts have trees in the way that you have to go underneath/above and it’s a fun adventure. Wish the trail was better marked at some parts, but overall I really enjoyed this short and quick hike.

Flat. Not moderate. Nice if you have kids.

Really liked this spot. Lots of parking, picnic tables, and pretty views even if you just hang around the entrance. Pretty waterfalls and rock formations, and covered bridge. I did the big loop, beginning on the covered bridge part with my 12 year old and our dog. It’s a good, moderate hike that’s a little more challenging (and fun!) due to all the downed trees and tornado damage. There are a few spots where the markings aren’t super clear - we got slightly off track towards the southern part. All in all, a great spot!

Love this trail!

nature trips
1 month ago

Great place for picnic, or just to enjoy the beauty of nature

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.

Quick, easy, quiet, nice views of falls

trail running
2 months 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
3 months 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
5 months ago

excellent hike, easy.

Great for a quick, pretty hike with picnic.

hiking
6 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
8 months ago

Went for a Post-Thanksgiving walk with the family.

great place to meditate

hiking
11 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
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nice flat pathway. Good dog walking trail

trail running
Sunday, June 25, 2017

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.

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