Metacomet, West Peak, and Castle Craig Loop

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Metacomet, West Peak, and Castle Craig Loop is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Berlin, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

Please note that Hubbard Park has an extensive trail system with various color blazes. There are multiple trails to take to reach the destinations along this route. There are many variations to take to shorten or lengthen your hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Just an awesome hike. Views that just keep giving. Some pretty rough slopes. At one point I was begging the trail to go flat but it just kept rising. Great workout.

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4 months ago

Great hike. Had to hop over the railing on side of road to get on trail by the water, then walking up and along the ridge before arriving at Castle Craig. Our trip in mid-March was snowy.

hiking
5 months ago

great hike, it was very wet and muddy the day I went, part of the trail bring you right down the middle of a brook. the hardest part is definitely from castle Craig to the towers. awesome hike overall and very well marked and easy to follow.

hiking
11 months ago

Lots of loose rock but other than that a nice day hike with amazing views!

11 months ago

This is a great hike. There are some challenging spots, but amazing views, varied settings, and a great workout. The back end when you're coming down more gradually is sometimes on paved road, and then just turns into a walk in the woods. Between Castle Craig and West Peak was my favorite part. You go steeply downhill, in to a ravine and then right back up West Peak. You're right in of Meriden, but it doesn't feel like it.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Very rocky...45 degree climbs followed by 45 degree descents. Narrow Cliffside paths make this an exciting trip for the athletically inclined. East of Chamberlain highway the metacomet becomes extremely dangerous, unmaintained and sometimes unmarked. Very beautiful grassy areas with pines and cedar by the sides of cliffs

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