Trail Length: 1.5 miles
Towns: Hartland
Allowed Uses: Hiking Only

Trail Overview

The Falls Brook Trail is a short trail that winds through a mature forest located in the northern Tunxis State Forest. Falls Brook features numerous waterfalls, cascades, and pools that reward hikers with a cool and shady walk on warm summer days. After the first quarter-mile, the trail splits to form a 1.1-mile lollipop loop and meanders along both sides of the brook, which flows southeasterly to the Barkhamsted Reservoir. In the spring, hikers will be treated to pockets of wildflowers along the brook. Because of its short length, the trail is a good hike for families although the water crossings and rocky areas can be tricky for the youngest of hikers. In the winter, the frozen waterfalls are especially beautiful and a wonderful reward for a cold weather outing.

  • Spring thaws and/or heavy rains have been known to make the brook crossing impassible.
  • Hunting is permitted in State Forests intersected by this trail. Please use caution and wear orange during hunting season.


Our Trail Partners

CFPA acknowledges we are on the traditional lands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the Mohegans, the Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Niantic peoples. We pay our respect to the Indigenous people who are no longer here due to colonization, forced relocation, disease, and warfare. We thank them for stewarding this land throughout generations. We recognize the continued presence of Indigenous people on this territory who have survived attempted genocide, and who still hold ties to the land spiritually and culturally. We shall be good stewards of the land we all call Quinnentucket, Connecticut.