Peak Mountain is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near East Granby, CT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Peak Mountain, also called Copper Mountain, is a traprock (volcanic) mountain located in East Granby. The trail follow the ridge of the mountain and offers great views. It is part of the Metacomet trail and there areas to park at either end. The trail rises steeply and then evens out as you reach the ridge. There you'll see the first of many spots to stop and take in the view (most people don't go further than this, so the rest of the trail is quiet!). Interesting geology (check out Wiki), great views, and not crowded! Great for dogs!
Beautiful 4th of July hike!
This is one of my favorites. It's quick and the view is beautiful. I went yesterday and saw a black bear, so just be careful!
Nice hike. Not difficult at all. I love the view. Especially at sunset. It's an amazing place for sunsets! My dog loves this hike. There is another entrance that gets you to the top of this peak in east granby farms on 187 that is more steep and a little bit more difficult of a hike.
Really fun trail, can be quite rocky at times. Beautiful unobstructed views. Look for the little dirt path directly on the corner of 20 and Newgate road-if you hit the gate with the "No Trespassing" sign, you've gone too far! Be prepared for some climbing too.
My least favorite walk along the amazing Metacomet trail so far. It's shoehorned into a residential area and the trailhead starts at a major intersection. You can see someone's backyard from most places along the trail and you share the peak with a cell tower. The ground is great for trail running though even in the fall. This would be an outstanding hike without the encroachment and makes me thankful for the hikes that manage to preserve their precious thin veneer of wildness.
Nice trail, well marked - except the beginning. Parking is rather a mystery at first also. There is a CT Wildlife management area about 1/4 mile up Newgate road where you can park. The trail starts near the intersection of Newgate and Route 20. This is part of a longer trail, the Metacomet trail. There is a sign for Metacomet Trail on route 20, this trail starts just around the corner from it. Good views from several places.
Pretty steep at the beginning but it levels out. Nicely kept trail, easy to follow. There are a couple of lookouts, but they can be hard to see when the trees have full leaves (probably better in the fall). I will definitely go again.
Wonderful view most parts are easy but some areas can be challenging. The back way is harder is much longer but the start of the trial is a nice grassy meadow. Front way off of Newgate Rd. is better first and last sections are the most challenging. I would definitely recommend it.
It's a challenging climb but very rewarding at the top the view was great breathe takeing
Thunderstorm came had to hurry back down
Nice trail once you get near top a little rocky but very much worth it. Fun a great view.
Very cool place! Perfect for trailrunning!!!! Challenging, yet enjoyable on the way up, and FLYING down after! Plus a diesel view of the valley! I will absolutely be coming back!!!!
Loved it, cool history overlooking Newgate Prison, interesting geology. Great views, clean air and just enough of a workout to feel like you've done something and to keep you awake but not a difficult trail at all. Also, most people don't do the whole trail, only go to the first big lookout. So the rest of the trail was quiet with only a few people and happy dogs.
Check out the Wikipedia page too