Mattabesett and Mount Higby Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews

Mattabesett and Mount Higby Trail is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Middlefield, CT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.

9.1 miles 2014 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

ice climbing

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

hiking
19 days ago

definitely good for a view. alot of vertical climbing and rocks to make your way through. didn't find any landmarks. I like to hike to a location, and explore old historical places if the hike allows. Was proud to summit after the effort though!

hiking
1 month ago

A decent workout. A little bit of scrambling from time to time. The effort is well worth it, with some amazing panoramic views at the top of the mountain about three-quarters of a mile into the trail.

1 month ago

Been hiking this trail for years it's a good one with great views and a nice moderate trail

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike. Good workout climb to a fantastic view. There's a few peaks with pretty overlooks. On a good rainy spring there's a beautiful waterfall. If doing the whole hike this trail leads to the Chauncey peak hike off country club road in Middletown. It's a great workout hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Awsome views, great teail.

2 months ago

Cool trail! Lots of ups and downs! Watch out for loose rocks and bees but still awesome. Bring deep
Woods bug spray for sure

3 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Great climbs from the start which are also fun to end with. As I got away from the ledges and into the woods, I found it just as beautiful. Followed the trail to the "T" of you will. Going left on the "T" wasn't impressive but going to the right was fantastic. Wild blueberries and a pair of owls to have lunch with. :)

3 months ago

Very good, interesting trail.

4 months ago

My time on this trail was fantastic. It allows you to go as far as you want, and then turn around. The trail is well marked and gives amazing views most of the time. It's not to far from civilization and it's very nice. There is some graffiti, but it doesn't take away too much from the scene. This is my favorite trail in this area.

4 months ago

Really good hike definitely recommended just bring two cars one for the other side of mountain

hiking
4 months ago

Fun hike with some nice views. I would rate this as moderate difficulty, has some scrambles.

hiking
5 months ago

Felt pretty secluded when I went in November. Pretty peaceful, not too hard of a hike with nice views overlooking the town.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

This trail was very enjoyable to hike. There is a bit of a climb but well worth it when you reach the top and see such an amazing view. I would rate this trail 5 stars:)

6 months ago

Great hike! Loves getting to the top. Great for hot days because it's well shaded.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike, can also check out the plane wreckage up there.

6 months ago

Only hiked up to the first peeks but it was a pretty easy and fun hike.