Nipmuck Trail: Nipmuck State Forest Section

  • Breakneck Pond, the northern terminus of the Nipmuck Trail.
  • Hiking along the Nipmuck Trail.


Dogs Yes


Fall Foliage

6.21 (miles)



~250 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


This Nipmuck Trail section is a moderate hike in the Nipmuck State Forest near Hartford. This hike is dog friendly, but your furry friends must be on leash. This trail has blue blazes. In the fall this trail lights up with the changing foliage. There is camping available in the park. Bigelow Hollow State Park makes a great choice for winter outdoor recreation such as cross country skiing or snowshoeing.

Red Tape

Entrance Fee
Contact: Bigelow Hollow State Park c/o Shenipsit State Forest 166 Chestnut Hill Road Stafford Springs, CT 06076

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