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The Best Camping in Connecticut

Looking for the best camping in Connecticut? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Connecticut. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Connecticut

  • East Haddam, Connecticut

    Explore Chapman Falls in Devil's Hopyard SP

    4.3
    If you map to Chapman Falls in East Haddam, CT, you will be brought to a parking lot opposite from the waterfall in Devil's Hopyard, a beautiful Connecticut state park. Once there, it's only a few minute walk down a very clear trail to the base of the 60 foot falls. There's plenty of room to set ...
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  • Kent, Connecticut

    Hike the Ridge Loop Trail, Macedonia Brook SP

    3.0
    For a quick weekend trip from Newport, RI, Macedonia Brook State Park had a lot to offer for its size. In three or four hours, with lunch, you can hike the 6.4 mile ridge trail and get some fresh air without having to hike on too busy of trails. The elevation gain is only around 700 ft, however, ...
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  • Sharon, Connecticut

    Hike the Pine Knob Loop, Housatonic Meadows SP

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 770 ft gain
    The Pine Knob loop is a 2.5 mile loop trail that takes you through beautiful thick  woods filled with vistas, wild flowers and tons of wild life.  You will start your adventure at the Pine Knob Trail head where you will be able to a Connecticut Appalachian trail guide. Pine Knob is a blue blaze ...
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  • Madison, Connecticut

    Hike Hammonasset Beach State Park Walk

    3.4 mi / 32 ft gain
    Hammonasset Beach State Park Walk is a 3.4 mile out and back hike that takes you past wildlife located near Madison, Connecticut.
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  • East Haddam, Connecticut

    Hike Richard Goodwin Trail

    13 mi / 1 ft gain
    Richard Goodwin Trail is a 13 mile point-to-point hike that takes you past wildlife located near East Haddam, Connecticut.
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  • Sherman, Connecticut

    Hike Appalachian Trail: Hoyt Road To Bull's Bridge

    7.9 mi / 1 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Hoyt Road to Bull's Bridge is a 8.5 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Gaylordsville, Connecticut.
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  • Kent, Connecticut

    Hike Kent Falls Via Appalachian Trail

    6.7 mi / 147 ft gain
    Kent Falls via Appalachian Trail is a 6.7 mile out and back hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Kent, Connecticut.
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  • Kent, Connecticut

    Hike Herrick Trail Preserve Via Appalachian Trail Loop

    8.9 mi / 1 ft gain
    Herrick Trail Preserve via Appalachian Trail Loop is a 9 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Sherman, Connecticut.
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  • North Stonington, Connecticut

    Hike Narragansett Trail

    10.7 mi / 1 ft gain
    Narragansett Trail is a 10.7 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near North Stonington, Connecticut.
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  • Salisbury, Connecticut

    Hike Mount Prospect And Raccoon Hill Via Appalachian Trail

    6.3 mi / 1 ft gain
    Mount Prospect and Raccoon Hill via Appalachian Trail is a 6.3 mile out and back hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Falls Village, Connecticut.
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  • Salisbury, Connecticut

    Hike Appalachian Trail: Salisbury To Jug End Road

    15.6 mi / 4 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Salisbury to Jug End Road is a 15.6 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near Salisbury, Connecticut.
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  • Monroe, Connecticut

    Hike Great Hollow Lake Nature Trail

    0.8 mi / 26 ft gain
    Great Hollow Lake Nature Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.9 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Monroe, Connecticut.
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  • New Hartford, Connecticut

    Hike Rome Spare Overlook

    5.4 mi / 528 ft gain
    Rome Spare Overlook is a 5.4 mile loop hike that takes you past wildlife located near New Hartford, Connecticut.
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  • Salisbury, Connecticut

    Hike Sharon Mountain Via Appalachian Trail

    4.7 mi / 1 ft gain
    Sharon Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a 4.7 mile out and back hike that takes you past great forest setting located near West Cornwall, Connecticut.
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  • Salisbury, Connecticut

    Hike Lions Head Via Appalachian Trail

    4.4 mi / 1 ft gain
    Lions Head via Appalachian Trail is a 4.4 mile out and back hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Salisbury, Connecticut.
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  • Salisbury, Connecticut

    Hike Appalachian Trail: Lions Head To Bear Mountain

    8.2 mi / 1 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Lions Head to Bear Mountain is a 8.2 mile out and back hike that takes you past wildlife located near Salisbury, Connecticut.
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