Hike Franklin, CT

(Part of New London County)

If you’re looking for the best hiking trails in Franklin, this is the complete guide to all the trails, waterfalls, and history it has to offer.



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Town Parks

  • Giddings Park –★★– 1 mile – Small town park with courts, fields, easy walking paths, and a ninja warrior-style obstacle course

Land Trust

  • None

State Parks / Forest

  • Franklin Swamp WMA
    • Mahoney Pond –★– 1.5 miles – More popular with hunters than hikers, you could hike a loop with a view of this pond
  • Pease Brook WMA –★– 1 mile – The eastern corner of this WMA is in Franklin though the majority is in Lebanon

Blue Blaze Trails

  • None

The Rest

  • Bailey’s Ravine –★★★– 2 miles – One of the best places to hike in this part of the state from a great overlook to the waterfall and ravine hike
  • Devil’s Den – Unexplored
  • Sprague Land Preserve –★★★★– 11 miles – Another of the best places to hike this property also overlooks and waterfalls and much much more [/expand]

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  • Gager’s Pond – Shoulder parking for a good sized lake


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Now go out and hike Franklin, CT!

Mahoney Pond


Under the Mountain Road, North Franklin, CT, USA

Franklin Swamp WMA: Mahoney Pond Connecticut Wildlife Management Area 50 acres in Franklin, CT Parking: Tiny pull off on Under the Mountain Rd, Franklin, CT Trail Map        Trails: 1.5… Read more…

Pease Brook WMA


103-213 Horiska Rd, Lebanon, CT, USA

Pease Brook Wildlife Management Area Connecticut WMA 213 acres in Lebanon, Franklin, and Bozrah, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 103-213 Horiska Rd, Lebanon, CT Hunting Map … Read more…

Giddings Park


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Giddings Park Franklin Town Park 72 acres in Franklin, CT Parking: Large lots near 191 Pond Rd, North Franklin, CT Trail Map Giddings Park is everything you would… Read more…

Bailey’s Ravine


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Bailey’s Ravine at Ayers Gap Preserve The Nature Conservancy Property managed by the Town of Franklin 80 acres in Franklin, CT Parking: Small pull off at 291 Pond… Read more…

Sprague Land Preserve


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Sprague Land Preserve Sprague Town Park Location: 691 acres in Franklin and Sprague, CT Parking: Watson Section Parking: Medium sized lot near the end of Holton Rd… Read more…