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