Explore the most popular hiking 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.

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!!

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!

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8 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.

Nice trail, with nice lake view at the top.

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

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.

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9 months ago

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.

Totally overgrown and now markings

11 months ago

Overgrown and not well maintained

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

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

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

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

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

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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!

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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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Saturday, August 06, 2016

I would rate this easy to moderate definitely not hard. nice scenery but last part is on road which I wasn't crazy about

Saturday, July 16, 2016

This was a great trail with lots of options and trails to take. Although it doesn't look like it on the app, This did loop around. Great incline, not extreme but just enough to get a really good workout. There are some sections with lots of rocks. Would def do again

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Did a good quick 12 miles today. I enjoyed the trail, it was well marked, gave me some nice views, and a couple little challenging up and downs. Look forward to some more time on the Tunxis trail.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

This place was awful, no places to stop and rest, no trail markers and a lot of split trails. It's easy to get lost here. There's not really a sense of direction. We ended up on the golf course, exhausted and confused.

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