"Except for the lack of convenient trail user parking facilities, those who enjoy walking without the fear of being mowed down by speeding bicyclists will love this trail.
Literally, the only convenient, and legal, place to park for trail access is on Halpin Lane (a very narrow dead-end street). There are only two street crossings along the entire trail route and both well marked (and gated to prevent motor vehicle access).
The trail surface is smooth and dry from one end to the other. There’s a slight grade; you’ll go downhill from Ridgefield to Branchville and, of course, up hill in the reverse direction.
Trees and/or a tall embankment line the trail’s entire route; expect to find much shade in the summer. The right-of-way also serves as an electric utility corridor; the views are spoiled just bit by high tension lines and their supporting structures.
Since bicycles aren’t permitted and the trail isn’t paved, activity should be somewhat limited. On the day of my visit I encountered only a few walkers and hikers.
Ridgefield is located no too far south of Danbury; if you happen to be traveling on Interstate 84 your might want to check this trail out."