These 11 Trails In Connecticut Will Lead You To Unforgettable Places

These trails in Connecticut may vary in length and difficulty, but they all offer amazing views of the state’s untouched natural beauty. Our round up of the best hiking trails in Connecticut will take you all over to experience the amazing beauty you can see around our awesome state. Earlier we featured the incredible hike up Talcott Mountain, but now you can see even more of Connecticut’s beauty. With many of these trails fun to experience all year long, any time is the perfect time to get out there and explore!

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These are some of the best hiking trails in Connecticut that we could find. Are we missing any? Is there on that you love that’s no on the list? Let us know in the comments below!

Looking for more walks and hikes? Try these hikes under 5 miles for an easy, scenic adventure!

Address: Larkin State Park Trail, Southbury, CT, USA
Address: Hop River State Park Trail, Columbia, CT, USA
Address: Quinnipiac River, Connecticut, USA
Address: 22 Green Acre Ln, Westport, CT 06880, USA
Address: Hancock Brook, Waterbury, CT 06704, USA
Address: 159 Macedonia Brook Rd, Kent, CT 06757, USA
Address: Housatonic State Forest, Cornwall, CT 06796, USA
Address: Guilford, CT, USA
Address: Pomperaug Trail, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
Address: Branford Trolley Trail, Branford, CT 06405, USA
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Best Hiking Trails In Connecticut

February 17, 2021

What are the most scenic places in Connecticut?

The state of Connecticut may be tiny, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t home to some of the prettiest places on Earth. Some are natural wonders and some are man-made places, but each one is uniquely beautiful. Here are 13 unimaginably beautiful places in Connecticut. You can pick your favorite from the list, but we’re especially partial to Thimble Islands, a cluster of tiny islands out in the Long Island Sound.

Does Connecticut have any waterfall hikes?

Connecticut may be a small state but we are brimming over with natural beauty, especially waterfalls… if you know where to look. And luckily you don’t have to search very long or hard to encounter some of our most spectacular natural wonders. These short waterfall hikes will lead you straight to tranquil pockets of beauty. The best part? These aren’t all day excursions, each hike can be completed in less than an hour.

Are there any easy hikes in Connecticut for beginners?

In addition to the short waterfall hikes listed above, these eight simple hikes are for all ages and offer some truly remarkable views. The Red Trail at Kent Falls State Park is under one mile, and it leads to one of the most scenic spots in the state.

Address: Larkin State Park Trail, Southbury, CT, USA
Address: Hop River State Park Trail, Columbia, CT, USA
Address: Quinnipiac River, Connecticut, USA
Address: 22 Green Acre Ln, Westport, CT 06880, USA
Address: Hancock Brook, Waterbury, CT 06704, USA
Address: 159 Macedonia Brook Rd, Kent, CT 06757, USA
Address: Housatonic State Forest, Cornwall, CT 06796, USA
Address: Guilford, CT, USA
Address: Pomperaug Trail, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
Address: Branford Trolley Trail, Branford, CT 06405, USA