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

nice trail, walked our 2 dogs there....good shading, not too hot.

Nice experience

Meadow with flowers followed by the quaint falls makes a nice little hike. Beautiful July morning to be outside.

5 days ago

Nice loop/ walk.

Wider then average and better maintained then average trails make it easier to minimize exposure to ticks and poison ivy. Curvy and hilly but not steep. A pleasant walk that’s not to long or to short. My dog and I enjoyed it and will be back.

Great hike. Mostly flat but some small ups & downs. Good relaxing stroll with great falls. My son & I hiked the orange (main) trail out to Big Falls and it was gorgeous! When you get to the end of the trail, walk up the road about 300 feet and the trail continues on the right. Falls are right beyong the parking lot & field. They can be accessed even if you don't hike.

8 days 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!

Great trail with beautiful scenery. The blue trail to the right and quite steep with a lot of rock washes. The red trail to the left is much easier with better views. The trails at the top also connect to the Quinnipiac Trails.

10 days ago

Great trails to walk on. Lots of dogs on and off leash. The lake is beautiful and the dogs love to go swimming when its hot

We took the Red trail to the right and went up Rocky Steep, which makes this easy hike moderate to hard real quick.
Beautiful waterfall, nice hike.

16 days ago

As a beginner at hiking I found some parts a little challenging then others. The trail was very beautiful with nice view of water. Only thing is I wish it was marked a little more clearly. Will be definitely be going back again. Also not far from black hog brewing co... if your into good craft beer.

16 days ago

Went on a 90 degree day humidity had to make it over 100 degree. Me and pearly got 3/4 of the way had to turn around. Way to hot out. Almost fainted and we’re both avid hikers. Long stretches of open field trail in the beginning, No shade. Had to coach the dog back it was that HOT. Great hike if a little cooler. Will attempt again IG: tess_pearly2dajammy

trail running
17 days ago

hike and trail run this trail all the time! Always see deer here. The boyscouts recently build a small staircase down to the waterfall which they did a good job on. the two watercrossings could use better bridges and there is a steep hill I could do without, otherwise this trail is awesome

nature trips
17 days ago

Great place for picnic, or just to enjoy the beauty of nature

Enjoyed this nice little hike...great place for an avid birder like myself. Loved the wildflower meadow..it was teeming with butterflies. Falls were running well after a night of thunderstorms.

20 days ago

Really nice trail. Very well maintained. Some of the branches could use a trim overhead but overall awesome. My kids loved it and most of all loved the waterfalls.

Great trail! Excellent views of the waterfall! Not well marked on the way down, but it was clear what was the trail. Definitely rocky and steep in many areas.

Had an absolutely beautiful hike here.

we did this as an alternative to Kettletown state park trails being closed. We were looking for an "easy" hike in the area to take my parents that were visiting for the week.
The Hike end up a tad less "easy" because of the obstacles due to the tornados that recently hit CT (5/15/18), the north part of the trail is still no clean, so many trees are blocking the trail and you have to find your way around.
But it was fun for us and them and they end up with some "adventurous" pictures :D.

Very nice park, kept nice and clean. If you do plan on going on the trail, I suggest good nonslip shoes. I saw way too many people wearing flip flops and tripping and falling when it could’ve been avoided. Waterfalls are great, trails are nice and shady. There are areas on the grass in front to have cook out with family but I suggest bringing chairs to sit. Fee for out of state visitors so keep that in mind. There is also a person that comes and sells ice cream.

It has been so dry that the roaring brook is almost dried up in parts. The falls are still awesome but I am excited to return when we get a good amount of rain! I can imagine it is stunning when it’s in full force.

Okay hike. Not very exciting, and never found waterfall unless the spillway at the beginning is it. Trail was not always easy to follow. Probably would have been a little better with a state trail map. Overall good day but not as scenic or exciting as we hoped. We started from the spillway on Trail 1 road.

30 days ago


Started to the right and glad we did. it was much steeper and rockier than the other side. It was challenging hike up for sure! Better to get that out of way. That side was not well marked but the path was clearly evident so we never doubted where to go. The falls were pretty but a little underwhelming. couple of little bridge brook crossings and a cool stone fireplace made this a nice hike.

1 month ago

There are some falls that this route is leaving out. Watch out for a sign for them when you see the creek. It’s only .2mi out of the way.

It’s not a very hard hike at all. I cut out some of the loops and the extra long routes and it took maybe 2.5 hours.

My dog loved it there and I didn’t find one tick!!

1 month ago

Beautiful, but certain parts of the trail aren’t very well marked. Be prepared to stare at your phone/map and compass with some regularity.

1 month ago

Really pretty waterfall! Hike was short and easy. Seemed to be a lot of teenagers “hanging out” in the parking lot. Lock your car.

The portion next to the river is overgrown, lots of rocks and roots. You are def scrambling a bit. Very narrow at points so you are wading through ferns and bushes and there’s a lot of poison ivy. That being said we will likely return. Just be aware of conditions.

on Meeker Trail

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful

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