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#33 of 119 state parks in Connecticut

Best trails in Sunset Rock State Park

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

Sunset Rock State Park is located in Hartford County, Connecticut just 25 minutes southwest of the state's capitol, Hartford. Enjoy hiking throughout Sunset Rock State Park, as it lies on acres of undeveloped land. Much of the summit of Bradley Mountain and the upper ridgeline west of the summit extending down to Plainville Reservoir has been conserved as Sunset Rock State Park, an undeveloped state property. The popular 51- mile Metacomet Trail passes close by and is a spectacular place to visit while in the area.

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Map of trails in Sunset Rock State Park
Park information
Acreage:
15 acres
Contact
(860) 747-6022
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Sunset Rock State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Winding trails with dramatic cliff views and a nearby reservoir. This trail has tons of rocks, but the great lookout top showing the reservoir makes up for it. Be mindful at the end of the trail, it goes on the road and can be dangerous because of cars. Show more
#2 - Sunset Rock Green Trail Loop
Sunset Rock State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 34 m
#3 - Crescent Lake Blue/Orange, Metacomet and Green Trail Loop
Sunset Rock State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
This is a short loop that starts off with the Blue/Orange marked trails, and then deviates when it hits the green trails left to head back to the parking lot. You walk along the street just a moment to reach the other side of the damn. Show more
#4 - Bradley Mountain and Crescent Lake Loop
Sunset Rock State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m