Hurd State Park

#1 of 2 trails in Hurd State Park
Hurd State Park is a 6.1 mile trail located near East Hampton, CT and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.1 miles 711 feet
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Roger Barthelet
24 days ago

26 Completed17 Reviews

We spent the biggest part of the day hiking the various trails of this State Park. It was a relatively easy hike with a couple of nice overlooks. The trails were well marked and there were picnic areas and rest rooms scattered throughout the park. I was disappointed by the amount of time we spent hiking former roads, gravel roads, and currently used roads instead of being on hiking trails. I sometimes felt that we were going for a Sunday walk instead of a hike. The red trail took us down a hill overlooking the Connecticut River that was picture worthy. Here we found a couple of large trees that beavers had previously damaged. This is also where we found a discarded hypodermic needle and syringe. Hikers Beware!!!

Proceeding along the yellow trail, we enjoyed our lunch on a picnic table overlooking Carlson Pond. It was a pretty little area that added to the days enjoyment. We saved the best for last and visited Split Rock and River Vista next. It was an ok view but again we were reminded of being in an inner city as the graffiti artists marked the overlook. Hiking with my family made this day enjoyable, but the negatives outweighed the positives on this particular hike. There are many hikes I've done that I would like to do again in another season. This is not one of them.

John Kochinskas
29 days ago

18 Completed7 Reviews

Hiked to Split Rock Vista easy hike along a trail and the road. Came here as part of the Sky's the Limit Challenge 2015. Nice park easy hike. Hit a few geocaches along the way. Good times.

Priscilla Kessler
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Easy trail with running stream and picnic areas.

Jessica Tyszka
7 months ago

41 Completed42 Reviews

Stefanie LaPierre
9 months ago

8 Completed8 Reviews

The big rock was pretty cool but the view wasn't all that. Very quick hike.

John Kochinskas
10 months ago

18 Completed7 Reviews

good hiking trails mostly easy to moderate. split rock vista offers great views and a nice rock face. trail system marked well with many options. spent the better part of a full day checking it all out.

Jessica Tyszka
11 months ago

41 Completed42 Reviews

Lori Swanson
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Spent Sunday afternoon at Hurd State Park. Beautiful little gem of a park located on east side of the CT River just off Rte 151. My sister and I hiked the red trail starting from the pavilion. There was plenty of parking and pit toilets throughout the park. The red trail started slightly off to left of pavilion and follows a wide path until it goes smaller crossing over a stone wall. There are stone walls through the whole park, something that I love about CT. Somehow we lost the red trail as it came out into the road and walked further to the river trail marking sign. We followed this wide path down to a grassy knoll on the riverbanks where people were fishing and picnicking. Along the wooded edge we picked up the red trail again and ascended up a steep hill until we met the yellow trail to the vistas overlooking the river. This is a great spot to rest and have a snack. Following the yellow trail will bring you back to main road just slightly west of the parking/pavilion road.

Brittany Davis
4 years ago

12 Completed12 Reviews