Metacomet Trail

Town of West Hartford, Connecticut

Elevation Gain32ft
Trailhead Elevation422ft
Elevation Min/Max422/444ft
Elevation Start/End422/422ft

Metacomet Trail

Metacomet Trail is a hiking trail in Town of West Hartford, Connecticut. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 422 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 32 feet. Near the trailhead there are an information hikingmap, restrooms, and a wetland. This trail connects with the following: Blue Blazes.

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Hiking Connecticut and Rhode Island (Falcon Guides)
George and Rhonda Ostertag
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"Talcott Mountain, a signature traprock ridge traced by the Metacomet Trail, offers you a chance to sample this long-distance trail that is now part of the greater New England National Scenic Trail, together with the Mattabesett and Monadnock Trails. Here the Metacomet rolls along the ridge and crest of Talcott Mountain, topping rock outcroppings and visiting Heublein Tower for prized vistas. Heublein Tower, a skyline adornment of locally quarried stone, can be spied from much of central Connecticut and is a must-see for anyone with restless feet and a need to climb. Start: Metro District Hartford Reservoir No. 6. Distance: 9-mile shuttle to undeveloped quad; Metropolitan District West Hartford. Hiking time: 5 to 7 hours" Read more

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Trail Information

Town of West Hartford
Nearby City
Talcott Mountain State Park, c/o Penwood State Park, 57 Gun Mill Rd., Bloomfield 06002; (860) 242-1158. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, State Parks, (860) 424-3200 or (866) 2872757 (toll-free in CT);
Local Contacts
State park map (available online at; Avon 7.5-minute USGS quad; Metropolitan District West Hartford Reservoirs and Reservoir No. 6 hiking trail map (available online at; Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) Connecticut Walk Book, West (available from CFPA,
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Dec 2018