The Underrated Waterfall Hike In Connecticut That Is Perfect For A Summer Day
We have quite a few gorgeous waterfalls in Connecticut. Enders Falls, Wadsworth Falls, and Kent Falls are a few that come to mind immediately. But fewer people would think of Prydden Falls and many would have no idea where in our state to even find this beautiful gem. If you are willing to take on a bit of a challenge, this underrated waterfall hike is a super way to spend a summer afternoon.
The woodland Zoar Trail takes you through the lower block of the beautiful Paugussett State Forest in Newtown.
The hike is just over 6 miles on a looped trail, so plan to spend a few hours exploring this scenic trail.
Take the more difficult forested side of the blue blazed trail first and save the portion that borders the water for the end of the trip.
You'll pass through a beautiful thick field of lush green ferns.
Balance your way across small creeks along the way. Make sure you're wearing sturdy shoes for this journey, this is no easy boardwalk path.
You'll gain around 1000 feet in elevation on this trail, but it's worth the workout.
The Prydden Falls are beautifully unexpected. The drop is significant and you'll love hearing the water tumble over the rocks.
This idyllic setting is a great place to take a break from walking and just take it all in.
Relish the stunning water views on your return trip that twists and winds along the river's edge.
You can also make your way down the river banks to the water's edge in several places.
The Zoar Trail is located at the end of Great Quarter Road in Newtown, CT. You can download a trail map from the
. This hike is over 6 miles and will take a few hours to complete, make sure you bring plenty of water and an energy snack along with you.
Are you ready to embark on this underrated waterfall hike? Are you going alone or bringing someone along to enjoy the scenery?
If you love hiking in the Nutmeg State, you need to check out this
unexpectedly colorful trail through the forest. For more suggestions on outdoor places to visit, join our Connecticut Nature Lovers group on Facebook.
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