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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!

 

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Trailbuilding is hard work. This AmeriCorps NCCC team has toughed it out and made a huge impact on our trails!
We've updated our Blue-Blazed Trails Hiking Challenge with new categories and prizes- check it out and be inspired.
Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail in Autumn Mist
Do you host a Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail on your property? Click here for more info... and Thank You!
A 3.4 mile extension of the Quinnipiac Trail in Prospect has been opened! Get a map & learn more about this project.
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!
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.