West Hartford, Connecticut

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Top Hiking Spots in and near West Hartford

  • East Haddam, Connecticut

    Explore Chapman Falls in Devil's Hopyard SP

    4.0
    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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  • Mansfield, Connecticut

    Hike Nipmuck Trail

    5.0
    8.3 mi / 748 ft gain
    Nipmuck Trail is a 8.3 mile out and back hike that takes you past wildlife located near Mansfield Center, Connecticut.
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  • Washington, Connecticut

    Hike Meeker Trail

    3.3 mi / 639 ft gain
    Meeker Trail is a 3.3 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near New Preston, Connecticut.
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  • Chaplin, Connecticut

    Hike to Diana's Pool

    4.0
    1.3 mi / 45 ft gain
    The drive to Diana's Pool is worth it in an of itself, taking you through the backroads of Eastern Connecticut. To begin the hike just simply enter the woodland path and follow the trail. In order to go under the bridge just simply take the first left in the path and there will be a stream that f...
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  • Norfolk, Connecticut

    Hike to Campbell Falls

    4.0
    1.4 mi / 187 ft gain
    Campbell Falls, one of the most beautiful parks in CT. Don't let the size of the park fool you, that's what adds to the beauty. With it's strong pine and fresh flower scented woods you slowly forget that you're even in Connecticut. The trails aren't labeled the greatest but still can be made out....
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  • Franklin, Connecticut

    Hike Baileys Ravine at Ayer's Gap Preserve

    1.6 mi / 314 ft gain
    It's steep and rocky in the beginning but it levels out after a while! When standing in the parking lot, the trailhead is hidden! Look to the right. The trail ends on Ayer's Road so you have to walk back a little ways on the road.
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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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  • Holyoke, Massachusetts

    Whiting Street Reservoir Loop

    3.74 mi / 138 ft gain
    Whiting Street Reservoir Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Holyoke, Massachusetts.
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  • Kent, Connecticut

    Explore Kent Falls

    5.0
    0.75 mi / 250 ft gain
    Every now and then you need a day to rest those sore muscle from all your recent adventures. The only issue is, you don't want to sit around inside, you want to be outside. Insert a trip to Kent Fall State Park. The perfect rest adventure day.Located 1 hour and 45 minutes north of New York City i...
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  • Canaan, Connecticut

    Explore Great Falls

    3.0
    0.5 mi
    Stumbled upon Great Falls in the Falls Village section of Canaan, CT. The stunning 50ft waterfall doesn't disappoint. very easy hike from parking lot, you must cross the river in order to get close for bottom view. Hop on top of turtle rock and relax as the waterfall tumbles in the distance.
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  • Norwich, Connecticut

    Explore Yantic Falls Historic District

    0.3 mi / 26 ft gain
    The Yantic Falls Historic District encompasses a historic mill and associated worker housing on Yantic Street in Norwich, Connecticut. The 10 acre area includes a complex of mill buildings arrayed along the Yantic River, and a group of three brick mill worker houses. Today, Yantic Falls is part d...
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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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  • Salisbury, Connecticut

    Bear Mountain Loop

    4.5
    6.05 mi / 1516 ft gain
    At 2,316 feet, Bear Mountain is the highest peak in Connecticut. The peak is about a half-mile south of the Massachusetts state line on the Appalachian Trail. The views are great. On a clear day you can see some of the peaks in southern New Hampshire. The remnants of a stone tower are on the summ...
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  • East Lyme, Connecticut

    Hike Rocky Neck State Park Trail

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 141 ft gain
    Rocky Neck State Park Trail is a 2.5 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near East Lyme, Connecticut.
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  • Salisbury, Connecticut

    Explore Riga Falls

    The best part of the adventure is finding this hidden gem also known as Riga Falls. Riga Falls is actually one of Connecticut's lesser known waterfalls, but arguably the most scenic. A helpful hint is that the waterfall lies beside dirt road, keep your ears open! I've already said too much, happy...
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  • Sheffield, Massachusetts

    Hike to Race Brook Falls

    4.0
    3.4 mi / 1174 ft gain
    Hiking along the Appalachian trail I made a detour in Mt Everett State reservation. About a 2.5 mile detour lead me down to a beautiful 100ft waterfall called Race Brook falls. The waterfall felt made me feel like i was in the tropical jungle in Hawaii. Adding to the beauty of the waterfall were ...
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