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Steep from the trail head, but nice when you reach the trail. Well marked and maintained.

Senic trail and good for hiking. Footing is difficult for running.

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.

This hike had lots of different trails, things to see, easy directions, and parking.

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.

Definitely an amazing hike. If you’re new to trails the first .25 miles is a bit much because it’s steep but it’s really beautiful. Seeing the hueblin tower at the end is a perfect edition to the trail.

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.

mountain biking
4 days ago

The place is really nice and scenic, but forget mountain biking...all the trails say no bicycles...you can only bike on the paved road going to the back parking lot. I don't get it. I WALKED some of the trail with my bike, and I see no reason why no bikes. ?? If someone knows why, please comment. It's no different than a Rails-to-Trails ride, just a small bit rougher. Otherwise, will be back to walk, not bike :-(

Bluff Point is a wonderful trail that leads you out to views of Fishers Island and Long Island Sound. The beach makes for an adequate swim day, and the second half of the loop is steep enough to burn off lunch.

on Squantz Pond Trail

4 days ago

6/2018 Great hike be aware lotsa trees Dow due to recent tornado you’ll have to go over,under and around some but was nice and I saw no one else after look out rock

4 days ago

Be aware some trees down across trail due to recent tornado. Still passable just a heads up

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.

Great hike and had perfect weather ta boot!! I added just under 4 miles round trip onto the hike by starting at the AT parking lot off of route 41. If you are looking to camp out there are numerous camping spots along the route. Bear mountain is a great lunch spot...view from Lion's Head is gorgeous as well

5 days 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!!

hiking
5 days 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.

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.

5 days ago

Absolutely beautiful

Nice little loop around the water. We went on memorial day weekend and wasn't aware it's a state park so there were campers sprinkled along the trail near the end which we totally were not expecting to walk through some people's camp sites. I'm guessing this could be a possibility through out the summer season? aside from that enjoyable hike, places to stop and sit on some boulders long the way to enjoy the view of the water. Wear sensible shoes as theres lots of roots on the path and a couple stream crossings.

Easy hike , waterfall , upper and lower ponds . Great for kids .

I think you have the wrong trail in the map. Millington trail is the red blazes. I know this, because I passed the green trail twice like the devil’s hopyard map says. I think it might be the green trail or blue. The trail listed which is green is the woodcutters trail and the blue it’s just blue. It’s easy to see when you look at the devil’s hopyard map they provide. Great trail I just wanted to bring attention to this and make it so others weren’t as confused as I was. It says that it is connected to the orange trail, but it goes out to the left of the map out of any crossing. Or maybe it’s labeled wrong as the upper loop of the orange trail where you go down a bit to the end of the second loop go back up and skip devil’s oven. Just fallow the red blazes after the waterfall.

hiking
8 days ago

Fairly easy hike with some great views of the river

Greatly enjoyed this hike. The view was amazing to see

Great place to hike. Been a few years ago. I wanted to go back this summer but unfortunately it’s closed due to storm damage

Not a bad hike. Went a few years ago. The area is very pretty. A waterfall worth seeing again

Beautiful short trail. ((Wear pants)) very high grass. And tick repellent. But the greenery was Majestic. The view was beautiful. Good for kids. Me and Pearly Jam would come back . One THUMBS UP. Are time was 32 minutes there and back.

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!!!

Second time going here. Absolutely my favorite. It's a work out climbing up the steep inclines. We
saw tons of red spotted purple butterflies and some turkey! my Wife almost stepped on a garden snake. lol

hiking
10 days ago

This was a good hike with lots of different trails and pretty scenery! The only negatives are parking not at entrance, and trails could be marked more often.

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