The Ridgefield Rail-Trail meanders for nearly 2.5 miles through the forested exburbs of Ridgefield, Connecticut. The trail passes among suburban acreages, along a creek at one point, and past a couple of the town's parks and open spaces, including Florida Refuge. The journey will be slightly downhill as you travel from Prospect Street to Florida Road. The trail was built by Connecticut Light & Power.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at the Ridgefield trailhead on Halpin Lane.
XC - Suitable for Beginners
What a beautiful morning to get out and try some XC skiing. Parked at Halpin St/Ridgefield Art Guild and walked down to the trail. After the heavy snow on Fir/Sat, the conditions were pretty good. A few folks on snowshoes and another lone skier otherwise ...
No parking at Florida Road
Very disappointed that there is no parking anywhere near the trail entrance on Florida Road. Perhaps there's a way to indicate that fact on the map?
Biking is listed as one of the activities for the Ridgefield Rail Trail, but the a sign at the Propect St entrance to the trail says No Bikes. Does anyone know if this is enforced? Has the rule possibly changed?