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#2 of 119 state parks in Connecticut

Best trails in Talcott Mountain State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Talcott Mountain 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

Talcott Mountain of central Connecticut is located 6 miles (10 km) west of the city of Hartford. A popular outdoor recreation resource, Talcott Mountain is known for its microclimate ecosystems, rare plant communities, and expansive views from cliffs. The beautifully appointed Heublein family dining room awaits hikers at the top of the mountain in the Heublein tower.

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Map of trails in Talcott Mountain State Park
Park information
Acreage:
557 acres
Park hours
Monday
All day
Tuesday
All day
Wednesday
All day
Thursday
All day
Friday
All day
Saturday
All day
Sunday
All day
Contact
(860) 242-1158
Helpful links
Top trails (4)
#1 - Talcott Mountain Trail
Talcott Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
On this narrow loop, the trail out to Heublein Tower is blazed Yellow and the return trail has no blaze. Please note: The tower is closed until Memorial Day. Show more
#2 - Talcott Mountain State Park Loop Trail
Talcott Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
Park at Penwood State Forest parking lot. Cross Rt 185 to the blue blazed Metacomet Trail trailhead and hiked a CCW loop to Heublin Tower/Talcott Mt summit. Continue south down Talcott Mt ridge on theShow more
#3 - King Phillip Cave via Metacomet Trail
Talcott Mountain State Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
King Phillip Cave via Metacomet Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Hartford, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail Show more
#4 - Route 44 Reservoir to Heublein Tower
Talcott Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Route 44 Reservoir to Heublein Tower is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Hartford, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used fShow more