These 10 Hiking Spots In Connecticut Are Completely Out Of This World

When it comes to hiking, Connecticut has seemingly endless trails. Ranging in distance, difficulty, and terrain, exploring Connecticut by trail is maybe the best way to experience the splendor of the state. We searched far and wide to compile the following 10 hiking spots in Connecticut that really capture the beauty of The Constitution State. Happy hiking!

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What are some of your favorite hiking spots in Connecticut? Have you gone on any of these hikes before? If so, what did you think? Share your hiking experiences in Connecticut with us in the comments section below!

And for more breathtaking outdoor adventures in The Constitution State, be sure to check out these 12 Connecticut hiking towns that truly are an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. You may never want to leave!

Address: 298 Bigelow Hollow Rd, Union, CT 06076, USA
Address: Salisbury, CT 06068, USA
Address: Mattatuck State Forest, Watertown, CT 06795, USA
Address: Mt Frissell, Mt Washington, MA 01258, USA
Address: 248 Bulls Bridge Rd, South Kent, CT 06785, USA
Address: Ragged Mtn, Berlin, CT 06037, USA
Address: Zoar Rd, Newtown, CT 06482, USA
Address: 175 Hartford Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA
Address: Quinebaug River Trail, Killingly, CT, USA
Address: Shenipsit Lake Rd, Tolland, CT 06084, USA
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Hiking Spots In Connecticut

April 17, 2021

What are some of the most popular hiking spots in Connecticut?

There are so many wonderful places to hike in The Constitution State! Some of our favorites include Millington Trail, 2.7-mile loop that offers stunning views and a cascading waterfall; the trails at Farm River State Park in East Haven;  and Indian Council Caves Trail in Barkhamsted, an out-and-back trail that meanders through Enders State Forest. The trail leads to Indian Caves, local wildlife, and beautiful views.

Does Connecticut have any waterfall hikes?

You don’t have to search very long or hard to encounter some of Connecticut’s most spectacular natural wonders: its waterfalls. Some epic waterfall hikes in Connecticut include those at Enders State Forest; here you’ll get to chase five waterfalls on just one 3/4-mile hike! This quintuple natural wonder is a photographer’s dream, with each waterfall seemingly more stunning than the next. Another stunning waterfall hike is the Great Falls of the Housatonic. Known as the Niagara Falls of Connecticut, Great Falls of the Housatonic is a wide and impressive waterfall. During the spring thaw, after a rainstorm, or during a dam release, the water roars over its 50-foot drop. It’s magnificent!

Where are some scenic places to hike in Connecticut?

Pretty much every hike in Connecticut is guaranteed to be absolutely gorgeous. Our advice? Check out these hikes under five miles and these treks with spectacular scenic trails — and then start planning your next adventure!

Address: 298 Bigelow Hollow Rd, Union, CT 06076, USA
Address: Salisbury, CT 06068, USA
Address: Mattatuck State Forest, Watertown, CT 06795, USA
Address: Mt Frissell, Mt Washington, MA 01258, USA
Address: 248 Bulls Bridge Rd, South Kent, CT 06785, USA
Address: Ragged Mtn, Berlin, CT 06037, USA
Address: Zoar Rd, Newtown, CT 06482, USA
Address: 175 Hartford Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA
Address: Quinebaug River Trail, Killingly, CT, USA
Address: Shenipsit Lake Rd, Tolland, CT 06084, USA