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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!

Our summer trail crew is back in action! The team will work through mid-August tackling trail projects on the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act with a Hike 50 challenge - hike 50 miles on the NET during the 2018 and get a special edition 50th anniversary patch.
Learn more about CFPA's volunteer Rock Stars and the AWESOME work they do on our trail system. You can join the crew too if you can rock steady!
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.
If you see something, say something! Use this form to report trail issues or concerns. Thanks for helping us keep the trails in good condition!
We made some major improvements on the New England Trail in 2017 and we hope you'll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the national trails system with us in 2018!