Connecticut Trails

hiking in CT

Connecticut is full of beautiful vistas if you know where to look.

Want to go hiking in CT? You have options. Connecticut is located in the northeastern U.S. Its highest peak, Bear Mountain (2,355 feet), is located in Salisbury in the northwestern corner of the state. This area also lies along the Appalachian Trail, which extends 2,184 miles between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine.

The Connecticut River cuts through the center of the state and flows into Long Island Sound, an estuary that comprises the state's coastline.

Connecticut's landscape ranges from rolling hills and mountains to flat farmland, as well as coastal terrain like marshes and beaches along the shoreline.

The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking in CT; pick your favorite trail and go.