Narragansett Trail

Hike the Narragansett Trail

Trail Map

The Narragansett Trail is one of Connecticut’s older blue blaze trails completed in 1936.  The trail currently runs 15 miles across North Stonington to the Rhode Island border.  The trail continues into Rhode Island switching to yellow blazes.

Currently a thru-hike is not possible as the trail is closed in two sections:

  • Wintechog Hill section has been temporarily closed since 2015 with no route around
  • Groton Sportmans Club section is permanently closed requiring a road walk reroute

The trail features several overlooks, rocky ledges, deep woods, two caves, and a few peaceful ponds.

CFPA Official Link

Section List: (East to West)

  • Lantern Hill –★★★★– 1.2 miles – The trail starts with a bang from the popular overlooks and rich history of Lantern Hill
  • Closed section over Wintechog Hill — 2 miles – This section has been closed since 2015 by the property owners while “clearing a large property for pastureland”
  • Cossaduck Bluffs –★★★– 3.3 miles – Climbing to rocky ledges and a nice overlook before following the Yawbucs Brook north
  • Legend Wood — ★★★ — 4.1 miles – A high overlook of Wyassup Lake, a lean-to, and a cave in this section of the Pachaug State Forest
    • Camping Area Legend Wood Shelter lean-to several hundred feet northwest of the High Ledge Overlook
  • Unblazed Road walk — 1.9 miles – Left on Legend Wood Rd ➜ Left onto Johnson Rd ➜ Left onto Rt. 49 ➜ Right onto Tom Wheeler Rd ➜ Right onto Sand Hill Rd
  • Green Fall Pond –★★★– 1 mile – This trail is unused though passable off Sand Hill Rd, but once you reach the Green Fall river and the ravine it becomes fantastic and a hidden gem
    • Camping Area Peg Mill Shelter
  • Dinosaur Rocks –★★– 1.2 miles – I found the Dinosaur rocks underwhelming, but there is another cave on this eastern terminus section
  • Cross into Rhode Island — Unexplored

Dinosaur Caves


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Narragansett: Dinosaur Caves Connecticut State Forest and Blue Blaze Trail 200 acres in Voluntown, CT Parking: Small lot on Camp Yawgoog Rd, Rockville, RI Trail Map   …

Green Fall Pond


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Green Fall Pond Connecticut State Forest and Blue Blaze Trail 200 acres in Voluntown, CT Parking: Large lot near Green Fall Pond Rd, Voluntown, CT Trail Map … Read more…

Legend Wood


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Legend Wood / Wyassup Lake Connecticut State Forest / Blue Blaze Trail in North Stonington, CT Parking: West End: Small lot at Wyassup Boat Launch East End:…

Cossaduck Bluffs


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Narragansett Trail: Cossaduck Bluffs / Gladys Foster Preserve CFPA Blue Blaze Trail / The Nature Conservancy / Connecticut State Forest 755 acres in North Stonington, CT Parking:…

Lantern Hill


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Narragansett Trail – Lantern Hill Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail 243 acres in North Stonington, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 215 Wintechog Hill Rd, North Stonington, CT Trail…