Salmon River Trail

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Lady Slipper

Trail information

Blaze Color Blue
Length 7.17 Miles as loop
Altitude Gain 1260 feet over entire loop
Approximate Hike Time 3 hours
Fee free
Trail Condition Dirt path
Parking Spaces 20+
Activities Hiking
Pets Yes
Trail Maintainer CT Forest and Park Association (CFPA)
Trail map HikeCT large trail map


This hike is part of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association's blue blazed trails. This is a great trail because there is a park roughly half way through the hike near the pond where there are picnic tables. It's a great place to sit down and have a bite to eat in the moddle of the hike.

This hike is unique in that you may be lucky in spotting the flower called Lady Slippers along the way. This is a protected plant and should not be picked! They are a delight to see during the hike.

This hike is also unique because there is a covered bridge dating from the 1800's at the beginning of the hike. The covered bridge is at the start of the hike.

There are a number of hills which make this loop hike a little more challenging. See the topographic maps for more details.