There are hundreds of great trails to explore in Connecticut be it in state parks, town parks, or local land trusts. Connecticut offers hiking and walking along Long Island Sound, over ancient trap rock ridges, and through beautiful pine forests. The state’s landscape, that we know today, was formed thousands of years ago when the glaciers of the last ice age retreated creating hills and valleys and leaving behind boulders and stones. In fact, if you had the means, you could find rock up to a billion years old in the Connecticut bedrock. We prefer to stay on the surface though.

Connecticut trails offer great outdoor experiences year round. Exploring spring wildflowers, snowshoeing in the winter, and of course enjoying New England’s beautiful fall colors. Listed below are some of our favorites. Most of these trails can also be used for mountain biking and trail running. On the Google Map you will also find trails in Rhode Island written by staff and customers of our Wakefield Denali store. Sometimes our hike contributors head north of the border to Massachusetts and share some of their hot spots.

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Air Line Trail State Park  Bluff Point State Park Castle Craig Cockaponset State Forest 
Chatfield Hollow Devil’s Hopyard State Park East Rock Park  Gay City State Park
Hartman Park Higby Mountain Lantern Hill  Machimoodus State Park
Pachaug State Forest  Rocky Neck State Park Ragged Mountain  Sleeping Giant State Park
Salmon River State Forest West Rock Ridge State Park Westwoods Trails  Millers Pond State Park
Roaring Brook Falls       

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