Devil’s Den Preserve

Wilton, Connecticut

Devil’s Den Preserve

Devil’s Den Preserve Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This premier Connecticut Nature Conservancy property wears the full name Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil’s Den Preserve. Its 1,756 acres in the southwest corner of the state contribute to a critical open space measuring nearly 10 square miles. Combined with adjoining town, trust, and water company lands, it provides habitat that encourages wildlife breeding and diversity."

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Norwalk, CT
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This is a great quick circle trail. I skiied it because we just had over a foot of snow and that made it even better!

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Christopher & Catherine Brooks
"The extensive trail system of this sanctuary offers something for every level of walker, from tyros of turf to foot-hearty highlanders. It slices through a rich variety of woodland habitats, showcasing a large pond and numerous streams, a rocky ravine, several granite-wracked gorges, high plateaus with expansive views of the surrounding hills, and even the ruins of a 19th-century lumber mill. Wild turkeys and white-tailed deer teem through these woods, and moist weather brings an intoxicating mix of mushrooms. A “taste of the trail.” Think of this section as a snapshot focused on the historical landmarks, beautiful vistas, and other sights you may encounter on the trail. The information in the key at-a-glance boxes gives you a quick idea of the specifics of each hike. There are 13 basic elements covered. LENGTH The length of the trail from start to finish. There may be options to shorten or extend the hikes, but the mileage corresponds to the described hike. Consult the hike description to help decide how to customize the hike for your ability or time constraints." Read more

Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
4-6 hours
Spring through fall
250 feet
Trailhead Elevation
550 feet
Top Elevation
Additional Use
Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil’s Den Preserve, c/o The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, 55 Church St., Floor 3, New Haven 06510; (203) 568-6270;
Local Contacts
Preserve map (available on-site or online at; you first navigate through where they work to Connecticut, and then through the places they serve to Devil’s Den)
Local Maps

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