Metacomet Trail

Marion K Wilcox Park, Connecticut

Distance6.4mi
Elevation Gain2,554ft
Trailhead Elevation438ft
Top730ft
Elevation Min/Max386/730ft
Elevation Start/End438/438ft

Metacomet Trail

Metacomet Trail is a hiking trail in Hartford County, Connecticut. It is within Talcott Mountain State Park, Penwood State Park, and Marion K Wilcox Park. It is 6.4 miles long and begins at 438 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,554 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. The stake, blowdown, 2015-9-25, and rock display attractions, the Parking on Wintonbury Rd parking, and the (chimney) picnic site can be seen along the trail. There are also a bench and a viewpoint along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Blue Blazes, Blue/red Blazes, Lbue and Yellow Blazes, Yellow Blazes, Orange Tape, Red Blazes, Dim Blue/red Blazes, White Blazes, Purple Blazes and Boardwalk.

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1/17/2007
trail was a little muddy making for a little bit of work on the way up but well worth the extra effort for the spectacular view
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11/18/2006
We entered the trail at Plainville, CT and finished at Avon a bit beyond the Heublein Tower probably at CT-185. A pleasant day hike from a exercise standpoint. Views of suburbs predominate and you do hike on roads and through developments.
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10/31/2005
What a great hike. You get to walk around a very nice reservoir and then head up to a great tower with spectacular views. There is actually a museum in this tower and it is very much worth the time to check out. Don't skip the museum section for the view, make sure you do both. The hike itself is not very strenuous but is a good distance and workout. Well worth an afternoon.
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3/27/2004
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12/19/2001
I almost live on this trail, so I hike is most frequently. It has everything from vista views with steep ups & downs, to almost flat walking. This is definitely not a wilderness hike because it's always crowded with everything from mountain bikes to dog walkers.
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Trail Information

Marion K Wilcox Park
Nearby City
Penwood State Park
Parks
Penwood and Talcott Mountain State Parks, 860-242-1158
Local Contacts
Talcott Mountain State Park map; Avon 7.5-minute USGS quad; The Metropolitan District Talcott Mountain Reservoir Area map (purchase from the Metropolitan District Talcott Mountain Reservoir Area map (purchase from the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) administration building, located north off Farmington Road / Connecticut 4 at the Farmington-West Hartford town line).
Local Maps

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Dec 2018