Killkenny Rock and Metacomet Reservoir Loop

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Killkenny Rock and Metacomet Reservoir Loop ist ein 9.1 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Avon, Connecticut. Er führt vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 9.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 836 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

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1 month ago

Half of this trail was enjoyable, the other half a struggle. There were no markings specific to this trail to follow, so you needed to continually reference this program. Parts of the trail were along paved road, and a good portion of the first half of the hike was basically with forest to the right, and people's houses to the left. I did not set out in nature just to look at the back of people's mansions! A short portion of trail was overgrown with tall grass, but there was an alternative. The camera point gave an excellent view into someone's back yard, & little else. Overall, underwhelming. Likely it would be better when leaves were on the trees, but I'll be more likely to just follow metacomet trail through this is well marked, & actually through nature

Great hike if you knew where you were going. The only trail that is marked is the blue trail but this hike doesn’t follow that trail . The entire time we had the phone seeing where the trail was. Without the phone we would be lost!!

3 months ago

Ended up hiking 10.2 miles by diverting a little to see the Killkenny Rocks. Overall nice trail, not strenuous at all, pretty flat for the most part.

Trail isn’t marked for a lot of it until you end up back on the Metacomet blue blaze, but AllTrails kept us mostly on track. Easy hike and currently dry, no mud. Not sure where Kilkenny rock is, but we climbed on a lot of them just to make sure ;)

6 months ago

1st time seeing a black bear and first time seeing a rattlesnake! Thought it was a rat snake but the tail started shaking and he was aggressive. Small guy. Bear was huge and didn’t care that I was in his woods luckily. Pheww.

7 months ago

I used to love this trail. The MDC and the gas company RAPED it when they turned it into a gravel truck road. Can't take my dog because it hurts his feet. Nature destroyed! MDC sucks. It's all about out of work politicians and their hookups. #SoSad

9 months ago

The red blazed trail is a nice run with smooth ups and downs.

9 months ago

11 months ago

Old Mountain Road to Route 44

Sun Dec 02 2018

this was leg 4 of the metacomet for me.started at res #6 in w hartford ended at rte6 in Farmington, 9 miles gorgeous dec day, nice hike

Sun Sep 30 2018

Did this trail and it is by far the best in the area.

Wed Sep 19 2018

Following this route made it very interesting, as you have to keep your phone out to make sure you go the right way. (Make sure you have enough battery). The route jumps around from trail to trail. First half is flat and the 2nd half has some moderate climbs, but overall, it’s a relatively flat trail. Nice route for a long 9 miles of solitude, as most of it is desolate.

Sat Aug 04 2018

Is this actually 9m?? I am struggling to see more than 6

Sat Nov 04 2017

Great trail but you need your phone because many parts of the trail was not marked. There are many trail and you think your going the right way but you are not.If you record your hike you will be able to see where you are. Other than that I loved it!’

Wed Jul 12 2017

Nice views of fields. Off Rt. 44 parking. Hiked metacomet from Rt. 6 across from pinnacle mt. parking area. Some paved roads through suburban areas...but that's the New England trail. There are a few reservoirs you pass which offer a change in scenery to the woods. Only a few elevated vistas in the beginning with some visibility. Some beautiful Red Tailed Hawks, numerous colored dragonflies and the fact that it didn't down pour on me made it a decent adventure.

Tue May 16 2017

Definitely more bike oriented, trails are pretty open not at secluded as I like. Trails are slightly confusing and unmarked most likely due to bike traffic

Sun Apr 23 2017


Wed Apr 12 2017

Metacomet was an amazing trail! Lots of twists and turn bridges and water. A little challenging so Moderate is defiently the correct rating. A lot of intresting wildlife and cool rocks. We really RECOMEND THIS HIKE.

Tue Feb 28 2017

good trail to go on. not so hard but still challenging

Sun Feb 26 2017

It was a nice trail system, stay to the extreme outside trails. 2-26-17. If I do this section of the Metacomet again I'll crisscross back and forth to explore the interior more.

Fri Nov 04 2016

Hi We are looking for our Brown and White Springer Spaniel. He went missing Avon on the Hazel Trail and hiked the trail to Plainville. Any help anyone can give us would be great. Please do not approach he is terrified. Just FB messeget me or call animal control. Amy Schustetr

Tue Dec 22 2015

Great trails busy with mountain bikers. Who has right of way?

Sat Dec 12 2015

I love this whole area. Spent all late summer/fall exploring all the different trails around this area. There are a bunch and most of them are worth exploring

Thu May 07 2015

Hiked the area around Farmington. There is a small parking area on Colt Hwy, I can only usually find it by cars parked there. It just looks like a small turn around place. Great trails, awesome for beginners or a quick walk. Ran into (almost literally) a Rat Snake climbing from one tree to another. As with most wildlife, you leave them alone, they leave you alone. The views are beautiful and I can't wait to walk the trail in the Fall time.

Sun Jul 20 2014

I didn't find the parking in Farmington if someone has an address to share with me please I would love to go and hike

Sat Oct 12 2013

We did this one from reservoir 6. Beside the deers it was peaceful and challenging. Good directions!

Fri May 31 2013

I wasn't able to find the trail from the location listed, but there is a parking area nearby on Colt Hwy in Farmington (search "Parking for Metacomet Trailmore" on Google Maps). From there I took the easy-to-moderate blue-blazed trail "Settlement Rd" trail to Rattlesnake Cliffs and enjoyed the scenic overlook and "Will Warren's Den" cave/boulders before turning back the way I came.

Thu Apr 25 2013

Nice trail some great options as you get in there. WATCH OUT FOR SNAKES if you're following the power lines!!!

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