Wadsworth Falls State Park Trail

Middletown, Connecticut 6459

Wadsworth Falls State Park Trail

Wadsworth Falls State Park Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Waterfalls are favorite trailside features for adults as well as kids. On this hike, you’ll encounter two of them. Even better, these falls can be enjoyed by the youngest hikers because the route we’ve chosen is appropriate for everyone.

If you visit in the spring, you’ll get the full effect of swelled rivers exploding over the cliffs. In the warmer months, you can cool off after your hike with a swim at the pond located near the park’s main entrance. Picnic tables and fireplaces are available for those who want to cook up a post-hike feast."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Rene Laubach & Charles W. G. Smith
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"From the parking lot, proceed left through the picnic area to the bridge (not the covered bridge) that spans Laurel Grove Brook. Main Trail, marked with a sign and orange blazes, crosses the bridge shaded by hemlock trees and proceeds uphill into woods of birch, ash, apple, red cedar, and cherry, with an understory of scattered burning bush. Round, leafy squirrel nests are a common sight in the treetops." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in New England (Falcon Guides)
Eli Burakian
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"Wadsworth Big Falls, which is almost roadside, is a high-volume single-drop block waterfall, and the mellow hike to the much taller Wadsworth Little Falls makes this two-for-one well worth the visit." Read more

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Trail Information

Middletown
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.2
Distance
240 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Wadsworth Falls State Park, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Local Contacts
USGS Middletown
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018