Length: 42 miles

Towns: Wolcott, Plymouth, Thomaston, Watertown, Morris, Litchfield, Warren, Cornwall

Trail Overview: The Mattatuck Trail features a woodland footpath beside ponds and streams, descends through a ravine framing the spectacular terraced Buttermilk Falls, meanders past a cave frequented by the legendary Leatherman, and crosses one of Connecticut’s highest peaks. From its southern terminus in Wolcott, the trail follows a northwesterly route to the Mattatuck State Forest and Black Rock State Park. The trail ascends along the western ridges of the Waterbury Reservoirs with breathtaking views to the north. In Litchfield the Mattatuck Trail passes through the White Memorial Conservation Center, a 4,000 acre wildlife sanctuary which includes a network of supplementary side trails.

The trail resumes in Warren in the Wyantenock State Forest. It quickly enters City of Waterbury Shepaug Reservoir land and Warren Land Trust open space property. The trail traverses rugged terrain featuring mountain laurel, seasonal views of the reservoirs to the east, streams and marshes, and deep woodlands. The northernmost section of the Mattatuck Trail travels through the Mohawk State Forest in Cornwall, one of the most scenic woodland areas in Connecticut. Meandering beside streams and through rock walls, the trail climbs Mohawk Mountain and offers outstanding panoramic views of western Connecticut and the hills of New York. The Mattatuck’s northern terminus is at its junction with the blue-blazed Mohawk Trail.

! The Waterbury Reservoir lands are open to foot travel only.

! Pets must be leashed on the Waterbury Reservoir lands.

! Hunting is permitted in State Forests intersected by this trail. Please use caution and wear orange during hunting season.
For info on Black Rock State Park in Watertown, click here. https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Parks/Parks/Black-Rock-State-Park
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1South Main Street
Plymouth
203 ft
2South Eagle Street
Plymouth
1,663 ft
3Mattatuck Trail
Plymouth
2 miles
4Town Hill Road
Plymouth
2,664 ft
5Todd Hollow Road
Plymouth
1,004 ft
6Keegan Road
Plymouth
358 ft
7Mattatuck Trail
Plymouth
2 miles
8CT Route 262
Plymouth
883 ft
9Wilton Road
Plymouth
2,894 ft
10Carter Road
Plymouth
472 ft
11Mattatuck Trail
Thomaston
1 mile
12Waterbury Road
Thomaston
3,999 ft
13Reynolds Bridge Road
1,529 ft
14Mattatuck Trail
Black Rock State Park
7 miles
15Branch Brook Trail
Black Rock State Park
4,094 ft
16Pitch Road
Morris
1,112 ft
17Mattatuck Trail
Morris
2 miles
18Wolcott Road
Plymouth
538 ft
19Beaver Pond Trail / Mattatuck Trail
White Memorial Foundation
89 ft
20Mattatuck Trail
White Memorial Foundation
522 ft
21Beaver Pond / Mattatuck Trail
White Memorial Foundation
846 ft
22Mattatuck Trail
Morris
4,413 ft
23Beaver Pond / Mattatuck Trail
White Memorial Foundation
482 ft
24Mattatuck Trail
White Memorial Foundation
1 mile
25Mattatuck Trail
White Memorial Foundation
1 mile
26Mattatuck Trail
White Memorial Foundation
3,878 ft
27White Hall Road
White Memorial Foundation
1,280 ft
28Mattatuck Trail
White Memorial Foundation
650 ft
29Mattatuck Trail
White Memorial Foundation
1,398 ft
30Mattatuck Trail / Litchfield Greenway
White Memorial Foundation
2,894 ft
31Allentown Road
Plymouth
2,428 ft
32Prospect Mountain
Litchfield
2 miles
33Graham Thompson Trail
Litchfield
1 mile
34Prospect Mt. Yellow Trail
Litchfield
3,474 ft
35Prospect Mt. Red Trail
Litchfield
3,465 ft
36Mattatuck Trail
Warren
8 miles
37College Street
Cornwall
1,010 ft
38Mattatuck Trail
Cornwall
1 mile
39Great Hill Road
Cornwall
528 ft
40Camp Road
Cornwall
1,969 ft
41Mattatuck Trail
Cornwall
3,488 ft
42Wadhams Road
Cornwall
846 ft
43Mattatuck Trail
Cornwall
2 miles
44Toumey Road
Cornwall
833 ft
45Mattatuck Trail
Cornwall
240 ft
46Mattatuck Trail
Plymouth
2,940 ft
47Mattatuck Trail
Wolcott
3 miles
48Lane Hill Road
Plymouth
633 ft
49Overlook Spur
Plymouth
161 ft
50Overlook Loop
Plymouth
354 ft
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