Danbury & Western Connecticut Hiking

in and around Danbury & Western Connecticut.

 
... Preview: This loop takes you through 295 acres of woodland featuring a rich diversity of meadow, hardwood forest, vernal ponds, and streams. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Armonk, NY - Hiking - 2.16 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Once a working farmstead at the crest of a hill overlooking meadows and gently rolling wooded hills, this 140-acre parcel is now a city of Danbury park. The red trail in Bear Mountain Reservation is a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Danbury, CT - Hiking - 1.67 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This is a steady and sometimes strenuous walk up a steep trail to Black Rock ledges and beautiful vistas. Not the easiest walk, this one isn’t for everyone. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Short Nature Walks: Connecticut
Watertown, CT - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: Five miles north of Torrington. The Pond Loop may be toured alone or joined with the Muir Trail for a longer day hike. Special attractions: Attractive pond, diverse forest, mountain laurel and wildfl ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Southern New England
Torrington, CT - Hiking - 8.1 miles   
... Preview: This hike will take you along and over a hard granite spine, topping two promontories in the process. Although an out-and-back hike, interesting geologic features and rich fauna and flora combine to m ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut
New Milford, CT - Hiking - 3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Be forewarned that this challenging walk through Macedonia Brook State Park in the town of Kent is not suitable for very young children or the fainthearted. It involves scrambling over rocks and aroun ... Related information:... From the guidebook Short Nature Walks: Connecticut
Kent, CT - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: At 883 acres, Collis Huntington State Park packs in plenty of trails to explore what was once a private land reserve containing five ponds and well-graded carriage roads winding past steep rock format ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Redding, CT - Hiking - 2.42 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A quick getaway into nature, this trail passes through large portions of wooded marsh perfect for bird-watching. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Apsetuck, CT - Hiking - 1.56 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Lots of history can be seen at sites along this trail if you pay attention. The mill pond and portable sawmill can’t be missed with well-marked, descriptive signage throughout this remote preserve, wh ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Cannondale, CT - Hiking - 5.09 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: In Weston and Redding. A broad-swinging loop travels several of the named trails, touring much of the preserve; side spurs visit granite ledges and a boulder ravine. Special attractions: Rich hardwoo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Southern New England
Redding, CT - Hiking - 7.2 miles    Best Trail in CT - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Established in 1966 by Weston resident Katherine Ordway, the Nature Conservancy protects these 1,756 acres of crucial forested habitat for wildlife and a place of solitude for humanity. Enjoy this loo ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut
Weston, CT - Hiking - 3.3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Most of the Paugussett Trail on this hike beginning at Indian Well State Park follows a rugged ridgeline through some remarkable old-growth stands of oak and hemlock. Views of the Housatonic River Val ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Shelton, CT - Hiking - 3.09 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This publicly accessible stretch of sandy beach in Fairfield can be elusive if you don’t know exactly where to look for parking that doesn’t require a permit. And once you’re strolling through sea bre ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Fairfield, CT - Hiking - 4.74 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Five miles south of Southbury. Three day-hikes of varying difficulty incorporate the area's nature and hiking trails, presenting the park's natural merit. Each offers lake overviews, but only the Pom ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Southern New England
Southbury, CT - Hiking - 6.5 miles   
... Preview: From a short walk through a hemlock gorge that cradles Kettletown Brook to a wonderful hilltop view of Lake Zoar, this loop trail has much to recommend it. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut
Southbury, CT - Hiking - 3.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: As part of the Lower Paugussett State Forest, a portion of the Lake Zoar Trail covered in this hike is designated as scenic, often providing close-up lake views hugging the shore under a dense canopy ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Seymour, CT - Hiking - 2.46 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This is a primarily uphill walk over rocky cliffs to one of the caves where the legendary Leatherman is said to have frequently made a stop on his endless travels throughout the state. With scenic out ... Related information:... From the guidebook Short Nature Walks: Connecticut
Watertown, CT - Hiking - 2.6 miles   
... Preview: This hike takes you along the western shore of Lake Lillinonah for half of the route in the Upper Paugusett State Forest in Newtown. Here, rock outcroppings overlooking the lake are frequently used by ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Danbury, CT - Hiking - 2.65 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Four miles NW of Kent. A demanding loop travels the east and west ridges framing the Macedonia Brook drainage. Special attractions: Vistas, ridge and valley forests, spring wildflowers, a mountain la ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Southern New England
Kent, CT - Hiking - 6.8 miles   
... Preview: The Macedonia Ridge Trail, in 2,300-acre Macedonia Brook State Park, presents the hiker with a formidable section requiring rock scrambling. But the views from Cobble Mountain are superb, and the fall ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut
Kent, CT - Hiking - 6.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This park contains a network of trails beginning at Cognewaugh Road in Greenwich that winds past rock outcroppings, wooded ledges, and small knolls through a mixed forest featuring oak, beech, and hem ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Stamford, CT - Hiking - 2.24 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This hike takes you through several markedly different types of terrain from rolling, wide-open hayfields, past a lake and pond, to rocky scrambles and a steep ascent to Mootry Peak Overlook. One feat ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Danbury, CT - Hiking - 3.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This hike takes you from the Housatonic River Valley, up fairly steeply over the wooded summit of Mt. Algo, down to cascading Thayer Brook, then up again over forested Schaghticoke Mountain, along a r ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut
Kent, CT - Hiking - 7.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 36th. About 20 - 25 minutes into your hike (assuming you hike at about 2 miles per hour/ 1000 feet elevation gain per hour), you'll come to a very large cairn on the top of a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints
Salisbury, CT - Hiking - 2.4 miles   
... Preview: This is a wonderful destination for families with children, featuring excellent panoramic views from a stone tower perched atop an easy to reach summit. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut
Litchfield, CT - Hiking - 1.1 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Even though the town of Trumbull has limited open space and you’re in fact never far from civilization (i.e., highway noise and residential development), once on this greenway, you feel as though you’ ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Trumbull, CT - Hiking - 5.02 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Take this hands-on walk through history at the site of the Continental Army’s 1779 winter encampment under the command of General Israel Putnam in Bethel. Actual encampment remains await exploration a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Redding, CT - Hiking - 0.95 mile    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This walk along the Tunxis Trail begins near the midpoint of Ratlum Road, which begins in New Hartford and ends in Barkhamsted. Follow the blue blazes from Ratlum Road as the trail winds north, passin ... Related information:... From the guidebook Short Nature Walks: Connecticut
New Hartford, CT - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: Approximately 1.5 miles of this route offer spectacular views of the Saugatuck Reservoir from high atop a ridge while much of the trail is moderate in grade. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Weston, CT - Hiking - 4.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This is a trail of contrasts beginning amidst a strong residential presence surrounding Pierrepont Pond on flat terrain level with the pond shore. Soon the loop departs from this environment altogethe ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Ridgefield, CT - Hiking - 2.91 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Three miles north of Sharon. Two hikes stitch together several named trails, exploring the east and west halves of the sanctuary. The east hike visits two ponds and tours woods and field. The west hi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Southern New England
Sharon, CT - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: This route takes you through some of the best views of Long Island Sound in Fairfield County. Winding past saltwater marsh, through oak groves, and alongside over 2 miles of beach, this hike is only o ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Westport, CT - Hiking - 2.32 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Four miles SE of Southbury. With easy-to-moderate grades, this loop travels downstream along Eight Mile Brook, ascends the hill rising east of the brook, and returns along Papermill Pond. Special att ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Southern New England
Southbury, CT - Hiking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: This is a wonderful walk through beautiful Pootatuck State Forest. There are many side trails along the route to explore. You needn’t worry about getting lost: The pond is always visible, and you hav ... Related information:... From the guidebook Short Nature Walks: Connecticut
New Fairfield, CT - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: Most of this loop either skirts close along the west shore of Squantz Pond or offers remarkable views of the pond from a higher elevation. A common geological feature throughout the hike are large bou ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
New Milford, CT - Hiking - 2.29 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This route covers a wide range of shore environments, with facilities at both ends. At the beginning, there are two sitdown seafood and steak restaurants, and at the other end in Short Beach Park, you ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Stratford, CT - Hiking - 4.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This loop trail on a 1,850-acre Nature Conservancy composite of parcels wends through forest with a primeval feel, attractive fern glades, along Lake Lillinonah, and to a ledge vista—an unusual but pl ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut
New Milford, CT - Hiking - 3.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Much of this route is a great exercise walk because it isn’t overly strenuous yet progresses at a steady grade through an interesting variety of terrain. Even though you’ll begin by climbing up onto a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Weston, CT - Hiking - 4.19 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A hidden gem of open space that even many locals aren’t aware of, Webb Mountain Park in Monroe contains campsites and trails through dense hemlock and mixed deciduous, with an overlook spur high above ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County
Ansonia, CT - Hiking - 1.56 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This sampling of the Mattatuck Trail travels an isolated corner of the White Memorial Foundation property, visiting five ponds of unique personality. Snuggled in the Berkshire foothills of northwest C ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Southern New England
Litchfield, CT - Hiking - 6.7 miles   
... Preview: Three short hikes present the reserve’s diversity, visiting lakeshore, swamp, and hilltop. Snuggled in the Berkshire foothills of northwest Connecticut, this 4,000-acre private reserve offers the publ ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Southern New England
Litchfield, CT - Hiking - 7.6 miles   
... Preview: One mile north of Stevenson. In Lower Paugussett State Forest, on the west shore of Lake Zoar, this blue-blazed loop applauds lake and woods, with a side trip to a waterfall. Special attractions: Lak ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Southern New England
Stevenson, CT - Hiking - 6.5 miles   

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