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


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1 month ago

we went on the blue trail for a mile in. decent workout with rocky/gravely terrain. but next to a shooting range. no scenic overlooks.

Nice for a day ride! It is now longer than what is listed here.

Went on the red trail around the pond with my 9 yr old . Was nice and easy and still long enough to feel like a good walk

Nice trails, variety of terrain, fields, woods, stream crossing with no bridge.
Trails need much better marking. Many splits with no markings.
Dog came home with a dozen ticks and didn't even go off the trail.
Plenty of poison ivy. Watch what you touch.

Make sure and read reviews, a short (~1 mike) trip from trail end to car. Was a pretty hike, very easy going.

Great hike and took a full grocery bag of trash of the trail.

We've walked this trail a few times and love it! The trails need a little cleanup from the last storm but i know there is an Earth Day event there, 4/22/18. Im not sure of the exact time but we will be there from Bradley Mountain Farm with some of our goats doing a herding demonstration 1-3pm!!

walk this trail often. love it.

A lot of tree roots
but we love it

While i hike a portion of this trail regularly locals have informed me that hunters cameras in the last 6 weeks have caught images of a Mountain Lion and have told me to excercise extreme caution while in the area and to not get on the trail after sunset.

Great hike from Camp Sloper to Castle Craig!

11 months ago

Very rocky, a bit confusing, and the end of the trail comes out to an extremely busy and windy main road, in which you have to walk back about a mile to the main entrance. This was a one and done.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Nice trail, with nice lake view at the top.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

parking is good, trails are well marked. easy up and down.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

I like this trail very much. It's a nice beautiful walk and the dog love it. I'm so glad that it's there. Southington needs more of this and less over development.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Camp Sloper is a great outdoor space. You can loop around the pond walking / running or bike riding. Or you can take the black trail up to the top with new views. Beware you will need to do some minor rock climbing.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

This is a great paved path for walking / biking. It's usually quite crowded but it's flat and straight and goes quick. You can even stop along the way downtown for food or ice cream.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Totally overgrown and now markings

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Overgrown and not well maintained

Monday, July 31, 2017

took the orange/blue --> orange loop. bit of a rocky incline to start. rocky parts at peak were fun! peak view was underwhelming.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The walk takes you back on Ledge Road, which is winding, narrow without a good shoulder, with a lot of cars. Not too pleasant.

dark and recently flooded so pretty wet on the lower trail .. nice if I was around to fish .. but for a walk average, nothing special

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Not that well marked. but really nice view of lake. Fun hike will return.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

It's a nice easy hike/ walk. The view of the lake is pretty nice.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

nice, typical new england trail.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nice little hike. Views are great and scenery is wonderful, fairly rocky. Hiked the south end of the Metacomet trail and some goes off park property. Loop around lake is really nice, lots of roots and not very rocky.

I'm an experienced hiker and nothing was difficult about the trails. Saw a few mountain bikers and it was bow season as well. Trails are well marked until you find yourself off park property and then there are small orange tags on trees that alert you.

Overall would recommend exploring these trails, you won't be disappointed.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Easiest way to get to white rock is drive to end of Ciccio rd and there is a trail to white rock. I grew up in that area, have not been up there in such a long time. The rock is just above that area, so if you were coming from roaring brook and the falls, you can just walk pass the reservoir and try to find it. It may be tough though, its kindof hidden as i remember. And its pretty far. It is such a great place though!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Very nice hike, need to try it again so we don't get caught coming out of the woods in the dark

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How exactly do you get to the ridge? More specifically "white rock"?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

I loved every second of it! It wasn't "hard" but I only did the red trail.... I'm definitely going again. I can't wait

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