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Riverside Park Wooded Trail

Explore the wooded trails and flood plain forest in northern Riverside Park with beautiful views of the Connecticut River and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Trail Activity
Hiking Cross-country skiing Mountain biking Walking
Length
4.6 miles, Round Trip
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Hartford
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Woodchips
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No

Description

Explore the wooded trails and flood plain forest in northern Riverside Park. Enjoy beautiful views of the Connecticut River, a wide variety of flora and fauna on this off-the-beaten-path 4.6 mile main loop with connecting secondary trails. The marked entrance to the trail is located in historic Riverside Park, on the north side of the boathouse. This gem of a trail in the heart of the capital city is great for hiking, biking, birdwatching, and seasonal snowshoeing and cross country skiing.  
 
Just north of downtown, the Victorian-era Riverside Park is home to the Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse, Riverfront Recapture's Community Rowing program, and the Riverfront Adventure Challenge Course. Riverside Park amenities include a boat launch, picnic tables and charcoal grills, sand volleyball court, cricket and football fields, playground, fishing access, sculpture installations, drinking fountain, port-o-lets, charcoal grills (these are the only grills allowed to be used in the parks – no personal grills are allowed), and bike racks.

Other Information

Riverwalk trail system is subject to seasonal flooding. Visit Riverfront Recapture's website for updates on trail conditions.

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Riverfront Recapture website or contact:

Riverfront Recapture

Riverfront Recapture
50 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 713-3131
connect@riverfront.org
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Trailhead Information

Riverside is served by CTtransit (Route 38).
 
Driving from points north: Take I-91 South. Take Jennings Road exit (Exit 33). Turn left onto Jennings Road, then take the next right onto Leibert Road. Turn left into Riverside Park. 
 
Driving from points south: Take I-91 North. Take Jennings Road exit (Exit 33). Turn right onto Jennings Road, then take the next right onto Leibert Road. Turn left into Riverside Park. 
 
Driving from points east and east: Take I-84 to exit 51, merging onto I-91 North. Follow directions for I-91 North. 
 
Parking is available in the Riverside Park parking lots. 

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