Catalog of Open Spaces

Welcome to the wonderful world of Ridgefield Open Spaces. 

Ridgefield is priviledged to have a variety of beautiful open spaces just waiting to be explored. From easy flat walks to strenuous up hill climbs, there is something for every level of fitness and hiking ability.

  • Please follow the open space rules and guidelines when using our open spaces. Guidelines are presented here.
  • Be aware of wildlife, you may you come across coyotes or bears. Guidelines for Coyotes. Guidelines for Bears. Information for Bobcats. Report wildlife concerns to the State, the police or the animal control officer of the town.
  • Camping permits are available for certain open spaces. For imformation and to apply for a camping permit contact Parks and Recreation.
  • The Conservation Commission has had the support of the cub and scout troop in Ridgefield who complete valuable projects in our open spaces. See the latest scout projects here 

Trail Blaze markingsWe blaze all our trails in accordance with Appalachian Trail Guidelines.

Ridgefield Walk Book 2016 editionTo assist you in exploring Ridgefield's open spaces, the Ridgefield Conservation Commission has compiled the Ridgefield Walk Book © 2016. This book provides a complete description of each open space area along with a color map of the trails. It is available for purchase at the Ridgefield Conservation Commission office, at Town Hall, and at other locations in town (e.g. Books on the Common, Squashs, Ridgefield Running Club).

Now go ahead, find an open space to enjoy and explore

Large Area Maps

Ridgefield Open Space Map November 2020The town open space map was updated in November 2020 and a 22X30 inch print. It is available for purchase at the Conservation Commission office.

Click here to view 

Major Hiking Trails 2021This map of Major Hiking Trails was updated in May 2019 and is 11X17 inches.

Click here to view and print it out for yourself.

Hemlock Hills and Pine Mountain Map 2020This map shows Hemlock Hills and Pine Mountain Trails in larger detail. 

Click here to view and print it out for yourself.

Open Space Catalog

The Open Space Catalog lists hiking areas under town, state, or other management. You will find here a description of the open space with trails along with appropriate maps that you can download and print. Maps include those from the Walk Book, those with parcel boundaries, state maps, and others. Select an open space area from the list blow by clicking on its name.

Open Spaces under Management of the Conservation Commission


Other Open Spaces in Ridgefield with Trails


If you love to hike and you love the natural beauty of our open spaces, consider signing up as a Conservation Ranger to assist with the tasks required to keep our trails well maintained and our open spaces natural and undamaged for future generations to enjoy.  To receive a copy of our online newsletter, please email us at

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