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Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System
Blue Blaze of the CFPA Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System

Welcome to the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System! With more than 825 miles marked with blue rectangular blazes, this trail system offers a great way to explore the woodlands, remote ridges, and wild places of Connecticut. The trails are open year-round to all forms of foot travel (unless otherwise posted).

Whether you're looking for a long hike, a short outing with the kids, or even a trail run—the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails have something for everyone. Use our interactive trails map and the Connecticut Walk Book to start planning your next hiking adventure today!

Take a tour of the incredible work CFPA volunteers & partners accomplished in 2016.
Start planning your next hiking adventure today
This online tool makes hike planning for the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System a snap. Locate trailhead parking and check out the latest trail notices here.
Each year an "Artist in Residence" is selected to present their impressions of the New England National Scenic Trail (NET). For the first time, a poet has been selected to literally "spread the word" about the NET.
Report trail issues on our easy-to-use online form.
Tales from the Trails video series by CT DECD, Bill Flood Productions, and CFPA
Explore the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails like never before. View 10 videos featuring the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails. Created by Bill Flood Productions, the CT Dept. of Economic & Community Development, and CFPA.
Check the Trails Calendar for upcoming trail maintenance workshops
See what’s coming up, and how you can get involved, on the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails.