Trail Length: 2.6 miles
Towns: Waterbury
Allowed Uses: Hiking Only

Trail Overview

The Hancock Brook Trail parallels Hancock Brook as it cuts through a deep hemlock ravine, rises sharply to traverse rugged ledges, and meanders beneath high cliffs. When you reach Lion Head summit (660 feet), hikers will be rewarded with a fine westerly view of the Naugatuck Valley.


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.