Explore the most popular trails in Hazen Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 month ago

Awesome place to walk

trail running
5 months ago

Short, easy but a lovely view especially during sunset.

5 months ago

Easy hike

Easy trail around the reservoir. Felt safe by myself.

Not much there is to see but perfect for a jog or walk.

Gorgeous, well-maintained, perfect for either walking with a group, riding a bike, or taking a jog by yourself

Great place to walk or run. Very well maintained. Follow the blue blazes and hike to Heublien Tower via the Metacomet trail! Can be muddy if you choose this route.

great spot for a flat run with a nice view

Relaxing trail with beautiful views! Runners, horse-riders, bikers; lots of outdoorsy people! Make sure you explore the northern trails, too! Pretty amazing!

Great for first timers, nice view

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Easy, flat trail to take my six year old dog along. Great views of the water throughout.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Easy trail with the dog. About 10 minutes in there was a bug attached to his face. Might’ve been a tick but we managed to get it off. One side is fairly muddy and wet but the other side is dry and has a nice clearing of the reservoir.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Great walk. Beautiful scenery most of the way. A little less so towards the end, but all around a great trail. Easy parking too.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

What a great flat trail that is a full oval.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Beautiful trees

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hiked the Western side up the Metacomet trail over to Talcott Mt. State park until I came to Rt. 185 next to Penwood State park. The trails around the MDC 6 are perfect for runners and walkers as they are very level and low impact. I looped around the Eastern side on return, to find a clear cut view of the mountains covered in large evergreens. Seems to be very popular but everyone seemed very respectful and the surroundings were pretty peaceful. There is also a loop via the Metacomet across 44 with an old pavement parking area. Careful though lots of traffic rushing around and limited signage warning of hikers crossing. This seems to be the case with the New England Trail.

Easy Relaxing walk!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

It's so nice to stroll a relatively flat path. This is definitely kid friendly. My 4 year old made it two and a half miles which is a testament to how easy the way is. The views are great, especially by the water plant. You can see all the way to Hartford!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

One of my favorite places. Very easy trails but a beautiful place.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Great water views

Monday, February 06, 2017

It's a very easy trail. I went Sunday morning Feb, 5th. Very windy along the water. Definitely needed winter gear. Beautiful view. However, I got there at maybe 10am so there was some foot traffic from other walkers. If you're looking for some solitude, this may not be the spot at that hour. Maybe get there a bit earlier.

Very pretty views throughout, busy in the summer, super peaceful in the winter

Thursday, December 08, 2016

We took the trail to Talcott mountain via Metacomet trail. Follow trail about 1 mile then Metacomet on the left. We went up to the tower and back down around the reservoir, about 6.3 miles. Obviously goes from easy to easy/moderate based on the climb. Great for families, about 3 hours taking your time.

mountain biking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Nice ride for first time out in a while. A couple of small hills to challenge you with great downhill pay back!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Good length and varied scenery.

love it

Friday, July 15, 2016

beautiful views and an easy first hike!

Great for running or an easy hike

Friday, June 10, 2016

Very flat trail. Good for running

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