Farmington Canal Linear Trail

Hamden, Connecticut

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Farmington Canal Linear Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 5.5 miles long and begins at 114 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 172 feet. The Farmington Canal Linear Trail Parking is near the trailhead. The Lock 12 Historic Park wood can be seen along the trail. There are also a bicycle parking, drinking water, and parking along the trail.
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Farmington Canal Linear Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 5.5 miles long and begins at 114 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 172 feet. The Farmington Canal Linear Trail Parking is near the trailhead. The Lock 12 Historic Park wood can be seen along the trail. There are also a bicycle parking, drinking water, and parking along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.
Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Hamden
Distance: 5.5
Elevation Gain: 172 feet
Surface:
Trailhead Elevation: 114 feet
Top Elevation: 150 feet
Additional Use: Skating
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Driving Directions: Directions to Farmington Canal Linear Trail
Elevation Min/Max: 109/150 ft
Elevation Start/End: 114/114 ft

Farmington Canal Linear Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Farmington Canal Trail is a work in progress. When completed the trail will extend for 84 miles, from New Haven, Connecticut, to Northampton, Massachusetts. The sections already opened are in varying stages of development."

"The Farmington Canal Trail is a popular destination for people of all ages. The trail has a wide paved surface, mileage and kilometer markers, benches, solid wood bridges, and signs at road crossings indicating upcoming towns. Surface: Asphalt. Location: New Haven County."

"This canal trail unites a story of early industry and transportation with an unfolding tale of natural beauty. Woods and swamps and the critters of each complement travel on this wide, paved linear route. Historic locks, remnant aqueducts, and a lockkeeper’s house harken to the bygone era. Interpretive signs bring the past to life. The trail is ideal for shared family outings, sports training, and pure enjoyment."

Recent Trail Reviews

5/2/2008
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Busy area, nice long leisurely ride. Well maintained, flat trail with some decent scenery. Will definitely return to this trail again and again.



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May 2018