Explore the most popular trails near Waterbury 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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rocky
2 months ago

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5 months ago

Look for the blue marker just to the left of the “bridge”. Great trail along the river, with multiple options afterwards. Incline wasn’t much, but could be a troubling ascent for a beginner. Sights at top make it seem like you’re anywhere other than Waterbury, CT.

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5 months ago

Not what I expected ! surprisingly a very nice little loop. Would recommend going during weekends to avoid noise from the quarry

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Great trail. Was a nice find. The previous reviews on description were accurate. The walk alone the water was flat but very pretty. Once you hit the ascend ( and you will know which one when you get there) definitely a challenge. Not for beginners. A very narrow but pretty cool path. Saw a bunch of lady slippers along the hike as well, surprisingly.

on Hancock Brook Trail

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Hancock Brook Trail is open. Trail does not cross river over abandoned bridge but proceeds North along the side of the quarry area. Trail runs North about 1.5 miles following Hancock Brook. It then swings to the left and makes the return trip South on top of the ridge. One of my favorite trails especially when there has been a recent rain.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

The trailhead is on the other side of the quarry. You have to actually cut across the quarry to reach it and ignore the rotten bridge everyone keeps mentioning. The trail is fairly simple going beside a small stream, across from which is a train track. Once you get to “the end”, looking ahead you will see a scrap yard or something through the trees into the distance. That’s not the end of the trail of course as it loops by going up the cliff face to the left of that “end”. It’s a bit of a difficult climb at points and can be strenuous, so make sure you have plenty of water and are part mountain goat. The views from the top of the various cliffs are nice during the warmer months. The trail eventually ends where it began and you have to cross the quarry field again.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Looks like this trail is longer accessible. The starting bridge is out.

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Friday, September 08, 2017

Went to hike this trail today and found that trailhead is no longer accessible as bridge to trail is in ruins (no road, only steel girders and rotten boards). Could not find alternate trailhead.

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