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Easy walking trail

hiking
2 months ago

Nothing to add to the reviews, except watch out for Town of Trumbull parking enforcement! Ridiculous.

trail running
2 months ago

Probably my overall favorite running spot maybe because it's so close to my home but also maybe because this whole river valley has so many interesting things to see. The real fun is south of Whitney ave. on the single track trails. There are 4 main trails, red, yellow, white, and blue. All will take you from Indian Ledge park off Whitney ave., south to Park Ln. and Daniels Farm road, approximately a 2.5 mile journey. These are famous mountain bike trails (famous enough to have been listed years ago in mountain biking guide books of the best rides in the north east!) The different trails feel so far apart from each other. They're not. But they seem like they are. In fact the whole place gives this wonderful impression of being much bigger than it is. You feel miles away from civilization even though you are probably no further than a half mile from a highway to the East and a river with a short climb to houses on the West. It's like a whole microcosm of terrain shoved into this one 2.5 mile stretch. There are spots that are charming, almost magical, and the place begs you to come back to do more exploring.

A couple of things to be aware of:
1. If you hear pistol fire, it is from a local police shooting range alongside a section of the red trail. It's not used frequently but when it is . . . you will know. The area is enclosed by fencing and there are small barracks and targets etc. So it's not a concern on the trail.
2. The trails are trafficked by mountain bikers and a significant enough number of hikers of all ages that I have never NOT seen at least one other person on a trip. In fact, I've often seen some of the same people on different occasions. Most of this traffic is on the white trail and blue trails.
3. Many people walk/run their dogs here (including me sometimes) and they are almost always off leash.

walking
3 months ago

You need a Stamford parking permit from 1 May through 30 September. Or else it’s $25 to park. Which is kinda expensive to go for a late September walk. You can walk in for free, but most street parking nearby is permit only. Chelsea Piers is about 1/2 mile away and has free parking. But you need to endure the walk through a slightly skanky neighborhood.

It’s a decent walk. Nice water views. Mostly paved trails. Separate lanes for foot power vs wheel power, plus a special lane for littles on wheels.

I’m sure I would enjoy it more sans the parking fee.

A nice walk, and the views were amazing. So very fun with the kids. there was lots for them to see.

walking
4 months ago

well maintained trail that used to be a connecting road between the two streets. It's a great little one mile out and back and is an easy walk due to the paved road. there's a waterfall parallel to the walking path that's a pretty neat spot to check out if you're on trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Very quiet and peaceful walking/running trail, there were cars on that huge parking lot but I didn't meet anyone there. The view was nice, really green grass and trees, couple of bridges. Good for peaceful walk in the nature, but not very exiting. Lots of benches so it's good for picnic

walking
4 months ago

Lovely little leisurely trail. Great for birding, strolls, and running (if it hasn't rained recently). Has a parking lot and a swingset at the beginning.

Some trails shut down :/. Maybe due to storms we’ll have to make a trip back;)

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

hiking
6 months ago

Good hike with some nice water views. The trail just seems to end shortly after the second dam. It looks like it might go on, but probably because people like me thinks it might go on and keep blazing a non-existent tral!

walking
6 months ago

Great easy walk for dogs lots of benches for rest

hiking
6 months ago

More of a walk than a hike, but beautiful ocean view and great for viewing wetlands wildlife and habitat. Finishing back in Stony Creek is perfect if your looking for a great spot to have breakfast or a snack in a quaint village overlooking the Thimble Islands

The trail had a lot of inclinations and some steep hills

Great for an after work walk!! Not hard but great to be outdoors and near a lake. They charge to park so that’s the only pitfall!!!

We walked, but we'll be back with bikes soon, and snowshoes later.

A beautiful easy walk.

8 months ago

Nice place to take your dog for a walk or go for a stroll - there are two paths you can take. It’s a good alternative to walking on the bike path if that’s a bit further of a drive. It’s also a good spot to go snowshoeing when there’s snow.

hiking
8 months ago

You can now take this trail all the way to Beardsley Park, Bridgeport.
We rode our bikes from Monroe (Pepper street) to Beardsley Park, Bridgeport.
Coming out of Indian Ledge Park Trumbull, heading south towards Bridgeport, the trail becomes a side walk (still safe for biking/walking) then crosses under Rt. 25 connecting the new portion with tunnels (very nicely done) past the Trumbull Marquis cinemas to Beardsley Park.
This is a good trail for all ages.

Nice easy walk with awesome views of the shoreline and plenty of birds and dogs!

Crowded during summer but overall a nice trail.
Family friendly

walk this trail often. love it.

walking
10 months ago

I don’t know if it is supposed to be a secret to be discovered on your own once you get here, because two minutes into my walk I realized that the green grass and trees around me was a run down golf course and I was walking on a cart path. I have not seen anyone mention this on any of the posts. It was a good walk with enough hills to stretch the legs.

hiking
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Have walked and biked on this rail-trail many times over the years. Well kept, smooth (a few parts get very slightly rocky near Bolton Notch, but that's considered the Hop River Trail at that point). Nearly flat as this used to be a railroad track, the only inclines happen EXTREMELY gradually. I can only notice the incline on my bike as one direction I'll average 13mph or so while having to pedal constantly, and on the way back I can coast up to 20mph and maintain it with little effort. Great for biking as well as hiking as there are several offshoot trails in both Valley Falls and Bolton Notch parks which offer expansive lookouts and challenging climbs less than a half mile from the rail-trail.

There are several street crossings and the trail is very popular amongst local residents, these are the only major drawbacks keeping me from rating this 5 stars.

Great for people who want to get out and move but don't want to trip over rocks or climb steep slopes (unless you venture off on one of the side trails).

walking
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nice walking trail

Monday, November 13, 2017

Simple,enjoyable loop by the sound. Great sites,clean, & an outdoor Fitness center that looks new for a bonus workout!

hiking
Saturday, November 04, 2017

This is a nice hike, one of the best in the area.

hiking
Monday, October 30, 2017

Short trails fun run nicely maintained

Always love this trail, esp the stretch from Cheshire to Hamden.

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