DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

Connecticut Recreational Trails

Connecticut has over 2000 miles of multi-use trails and bike paths that crisscross some of the state's most picturesque terrain. There's bound to be a trail near you.

Trail Use Information
 - Stay safe and enjoy our State Park and Forest trails.
CT Trail Census - Learn about trail users, which trails are most popular and when.
State Park & Forest Maps - State owned and managed trails.

Interactive Maps

CT Rail Trail Explorer - State Park rail to trails.  Find parking, scenic views, plan distance.

CT Trail Finder - State, town, land trust and other owned and managed trails.

Blue Blazed Hiking Trails - Foot travel only, managed by CT Forest & Park Association.

Trail Design, Building and Management 

Funding Information - DEEP's Recreational Trails Program and other funding sources.

Proposing a change on State Park & Forest land - Process for adding a new trail or re-routing or adopting management of an existing trail.

Connecticut Recreational Trails Plan - prepared by DEEP and the CT Recreational Trails Advisory Committee 

American Trails - Library of design, building and management information
Content last updated July 6, 2022