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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!

Check out this cool story map of where our Intern Trail Crew worked and traveled during their 10-weeks on the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails this Summer.
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.
Ever wonder what it would be like to work in the woods and on hiking trails for the summer? Well here's your chance to dive into the experience!
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!
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.