New Haven, CT: Chatfield Hollow State Park Loop

This easy 4.6-mile loop serves up large tracts of hardwoods, a side of granite ledges, and the continuous pour of a lively brook.
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This easy 4.6-mile loop serves up large tracts of hardwoods, a side of granite ledges, and the continuous pour of a lively brook.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.4

Waypoints

CHL001

Location: 41.3671798706055, -72.5852508544922

Hike N on the Lookout Trail, briefly entering Cockaponset SF

CHL002

Location: 41.370979309082, -72.5821914672852

L for quick climb

CHL003

Location: 41.3717994689941, -72.58251953125

Crest knoll and take L for short descent

CHL004

Location: 41.3704414367676, -72.5839767456055

L @ T into gully and reenter Chatfield Hollow State Park

CHL005

Location: 41.3713111877441, -72.5866317749024

R onto red-blazed trail as trail wraps around hills E of Schreeder Pond

CHL006

Location: 41.3732299804688, -72.5904006958008

Keep R, connecting red markers

CHL007

Location: 41.3758201599121, -72.5927429199219

Go R on purple-blazed trail, scanning upstream for the red covered bridge on L; continue N through Chatfield Hollow Brook around Old Mill Pond

CHL008

Location: 41.3786010742188, -72.5968322753906

Start of Deep Woods Trail; head S as trail ascends sharply

CHL009

Location: 41.3728408813477, -72.5967864990234

Straight @ 4-way, keeping S along ridgeline

CHL010

Location: 41.3683090209961, -72.5964965820312

Take Pond Trail SSW for short, wooded climb past an arrowhead-shaped pond

CHL011

Location: 41.3641586303711, -72.5937118530274

Return to orange-marked trail and connect to park road going N

CHL012

Location: 41.3678512573242, -72.5903930664062

Reach log cabin built by CCC in 1930s; skirt S end of Schreeder Pond to finish loop