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

Great hike, although the amount of horse crap that is everywhere is pretty gross. Just be careful. Its literally everywhere.

hiking
14 days ago

Saw ducks, blue herons, cranes, hawks, several varieties of small birds, deer and nutria. The four hundred year old oaks are amazing.

Love this hike so much. It so secluded and a beautiful walk. Could spend all day here. The signs are a bit confusing at first but I do love it. The mill is always a great see.

We loved bringing our dogs here to enjoy this beautiful spot. I loved being nestled in all the nature surrounding me. We saw a coyote, it was near the trail by the farm but ran into the farm land when we came by. It didn’t run into the woods, just stood watching us. We saw tons of birds. Very nice place!

Great place to take kids, see some horses and listen to the birds, see the beautiful trees and not too difficult. Beautiful place to use your imagination.

Amazing trails, we got to see people on there horses, and see the beautiful scenery. I’ll definitely be going back to this one... One thing to keep in mind there are steep hills there. But great all around!!

Wonderful escape, not far from town.. watch out for stinging nettles!!

This trail is so relaxing and is perfect for a cardio workout and a nice walk with my dog. The views are so pretty and there are a lot of different paths to take so there is always something new to explore everytime I go on this trail. My first time on this trail it was pretty hard to understand where I was supposed to be going as there were so many paths but the GPS on this app helped me stay on the correct paths. Pretty soon I was trying new paths and over time it was easier and easier to navigate.

Great area need to go back & explore

hiking
1 month ago

Nice regional park for an afternoon stroll with the dog. Definitely a lot of horses here along with all their bushels of road apples. Makes one wonder why horse owners aren’t held to the same poop standards as dog owners???

Took the kids & went with my walking group a few weeks after. Was a really great light hike for the kids to get the season started❤️

great hike for all levels. Many different trail options to make the hike last.

2 months ago

Great bird watching and easy walk.

birding
2 months ago

Peaceful, serene, small fee to enter refuge

great trails ,lots of shade hard hike.

Beautiful.

trail running
2 months ago

Beautiful trails! A lot of horse poop but easy to follow trails and a lot of miles to be had here!

One of my favorite places to run. By taking lots of small side trails, you can easily get 7-10 miles in there.

It was a very beautiful trail. Loved the old mill but it was pretty confusing to follow. We had to have a map with us. The signs really didn’t help much.

while the trail is "marked," I found it confusing until I did this trail a couple of times. I like that it feels secluded in city limits and the there are hills for a bit of a workout. I plan to explore all the side trails next (rabbit hole, ? chimney....). Dog friendly and nice people I meet there. Watch out for horse patties. lol

It's ok. Lots of horse dung.

Lovely hike! I had the place all to myself and loved watching the birds (herons, ducks, geese, towhees, and more!) living it up in their natural habitat. As other people have mentioned, the trail does fork quite a bit but it meets back at the same place. It’s hard to get lost, just be somewhat aware of where you are and you will be fine. Taking a pic of the map at the beginning is a good idea. They ask you to pay an entrance fee of $3/car but it doesn’t seem to be monitored that closely. I just gave what I had $2 and I assume it’s fine. They deserve a few bucks for the beautiful atmosphere they created. Thank you!

Took my two children for a Thanksgiving hike. The refuge is a fantastic place to hike in the fall. The trails are moist, the moss is wet, the mushrooms are growing, the frogs are croaking, and the birds are honking. Make sure to be aware of poison oak and you’ll be fine. No dogs allowed. There is a map of all of the park trails at the entrance. Snap a pic of it and you won’t be confused about where you are going. Beautiful place!

my grandson and I will be back.

A fun easy & beautiful trail. It made for a great afternoon hike & picnic.
Well maintained with directions posted in the places you seem to need them.

Probably my favorite "in town" walk. short and easy, but pleasantly shaded throughout.

There was poison oak everywhere and closed trails left and right. The trails were not marked well so I wasn't sure if I was going on a trail or just an area clear of brush. Won't be going again

Did a two-mile loop with my Yorkie, my best friend, and her lab mix pup. absolutely beautiful. Well-maintained. You'll step around a lot of horse poop, but who cares. Nearly the entire hike was wooded and shaded. Great way to spend the afternoon!

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Great trails for hiking with kids. A couple of hills but they are short. Knew that it was an active horse riding trail...kid loved seeing the horses and even got to say hi to a couple.

I'm a volunteer at this refuge from time to time, so I am a bit biased. However, if you love nature, birdwatching, and being immersed in natural habitats, this wonderful place is for you.

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