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

hiking
25 days ago

To explore this trail or anything in Pachaug Forest, the Connecticut Walk Book or Connecticut Forest & Park interactive maps are great planning resources. https://www.ctwoodlands.org/blue-blazed-hiking-trails/blue-blazed-hiking-trails-interactive-map. And at the Pachaug Forest HQ off Rte 49, there is a map board with a supply of free trail maps for the north and south sections of the forest.

My 10 year old son and I hiked this trail in March. It was tough then, I can only imagine when summer is in full bloom. We loved it, it was really difficult, great exercise. Defintely only for experienced hikers, alot of times we had to go off course to go around streams and large puddles. Highly recommended for people tired of sight seeing hikes

Kids and I enjoyed this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous 5.1 mile lollipop style hike. Spacious dirt road mixed with narrow and rocky trails around the pond. Plenty of sunshine and trees. Water was sparkling. Weather was absolutely perfect today, 3/31/18. When all the leaves fill in it will be even more stunning.

My favorite trail, I’ve seen maybe three people ever in the dozens of times I’ve been hiking here. Trail is easy to follow, brings you through streams and different terrain. Gated off in the winter.

good workout

took my dogs here this morning and loved it!! nice incline on the way up and smooth sailing on the way back. there’s nothing better than being up in the mountains and the view is beautiful. didn’t even come across a single soul on our walk.

Loved this hike.

hiking
5 months ago

First off, This trail actually is not a in and out Trail, it's a loop trail. The marker is blue with yellow. Following the markers or bring you all the way around and back to the intersection where there is area to park.

I highly recommend this trail, it has many different types of terrain. the only downside is that there are a few areas that DEEP needs to clean as there are some big downed trees across the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Had a great hike around the pond on a beautiful foliage day!! Our older legs got a good workout on the up and down parts, but there are plenty of smoother parts too. Was lovely to always have the sparkling pond in view. Pond was rather low, so the falls were not heavy, so we’ll have to return in the spring. A+++++

hiking
7 months ago

I enjoy hiking these trails very much!

7 months ago

Great view during fall and lovely sunset!

Views aren't great and the trail really needs work. Lots of overgrowth

hiking
8 months ago

A decent hike for the first half (starting @ the smokey the bear sign) but it was an uninspiring dirt road for the 2nd half. Overlook was so-so. It seemed more "easy" than moderate.

Beautiful trail. I hiked it with 3 kids under 5. I would recommend it for kids 5 and older. There is a nice swimming area. The trail features a lot of climbing... there is a small stream you have to jump over on the rocks. It was not easy with the little ones but we did it!!!! And they loved the waterfall, butterflies. We did run into a huge eastern hognose snake. They are harmless but definitely rattled me. Enjoy it!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail not too challenging and a great view at the top

It was wonderful. We had a blast. But we park in the back of the mountain came out in front of the mountain. Couldn't find car. Some nice people give us a ride back to our car. Thank goodness it would of been a long walk back.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Relatively easy hike around the pond. The whole trail is well marked. There is some scrambling over rocks and tree roots, but still pretty easy. We made the hike longer by heading down part of the Narragansett Trail all the way to Dinosaur Caves. It was really pretty and quiet.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Cool secluded spot but definitely creepy bc you are out in middle of no where

Monday, April 17, 2017

Nice park but don't take a wrong turn I ended up in someone's back yard

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Beautiful morning for a hike.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice hikes. Combined several trails from different parts of Forest.For the most part, they were marked fairly well. All total, did 10 miles. Luckily we stopped at the main office building and picked up a map. Otherwise, we never would have known where we were going.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice hike. Pretty decent incline at beginning of hike, but nice views at the top

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hiked this trail today and although there was a very nice walk along a very busy brook filled with trout, there was no lake or even big pond. Must be elsewhere in the park but not on this trail. It was a great day though and perfect weather for a hike. I started at the gate on hell hollow road and hiked in to trail head for a round trip of approx 7.8 miles of uninterrupted quite. Until I was on my way out and encountered a dragon!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A few minutes walk to get to this gorgeous scenic view.

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Beautiful hike on a perfect day. Loved this park. Will definitely be back

camping
Thursday, August 25, 2016

great short Hike. from the campgrounds to the summit at a nice slow pace took only 30 minutes. some fun steep inclines with nice level repreaves to enjoy. the final stretch is steep but again very short. all around a very enjoyable short hike.

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

If you look at my track, you will see why I call this trail Green Falls Pond Plus. My Grandson and I turned this 1.7 mile loop into a 9.2 mile hike that took into Rhode Island. The loop around Green Falls Pond is very easy and family friendly. At the south end of the pond is a small waterfall and the runoff from Green Falls Pond. This blue Narragansett Trail is the highlight of the trip around the pond. It takes you about a half mile down to Green Falls Road and then you can backtrack back to the pond and finish circling it. This little stretch is moderate with lots of rocks and ledges to get over and around. It is a beautiful little stretch that is a must see. On the Northeast side of the pond, we headed out on the Blue Narragansett Trail that took us down to Hidden Lake. We took an assortment of different trails that brought us to Yawgoog Pond, a Boy Scout Camp Area. From there we doubled back taking the blue/yellow trail that goes along the border of CT & RI. There were various large rock formations (Dinasaur Caves/Cliffs) that we had to climb over. All the trails we covered today were pretty easy with a touch of (moderate) here and there. National Geographic has a pretty good map of the area trails. It can be found at www.mdc.net/~dbrier/yawgoog/trails. One note of concern was the damage being done by the Gypsy Moth Caterpillars. The trails are littered with pieces of green leaves. If you stop while hiking, you can hear them munching the foliage. Hopefully they won't strip the trees like they did in the late 1970's. It was a fun day capped off with a swim at Green Falls Pond beach area where we started and ended the hike.

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

beautiful hike today!

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