Chauncey Peak Trail

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Chauncey Peak Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Meriden, Connecticut that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.1 miles 442 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

views

rocky

scramble

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike with moderate climbs. Multiple peaks to see. Prob would be great in the fall. Will be back!

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1 month ago

I wanted to try some new trail this time...so I followed the blue and yellow trail..it took me to the other side..there is a 180 degree view point...it would be nice on Fall...the only thing I don't like the yellow trail is too muddy..probably because there is a water sauce around...so next time..I just stick with the Chauncey Peak trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Started with the blue trail, continued on to the red and finished at the blue. Moderate hike, up and down rocks at times. Decent views.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Geat views both directions of the peak. I preferred heading to the peak first then finishing on the flat.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for novices looking to try out a moderate level trail, nothing too technical but definitely some steep terrain and it's a pretty short distance with maybe 3/4 a mile being flat.

hiking
2 months ago

They recently rerouted the trail up to the peak. This new trail makes the trek much more accessible to many more people. It's a very interesting hike with lots to see. Great rock formations at the peak, view of Crescent Lake and the surrounding towns. To lengthen the hike, at the base of the hill, instead of turning left to head back toward the lake, you can turn right on the blue trail, head up the hill and pick up the red trail. We then picked up the yellow trail and headed up a gentle incline to Lamentation Mountain. This connects you to the blue trail at the peak of Lamentation, a nice ridge trail which then descends back to the parking lot. Adding this piece gave us close to another 3 miles.

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hiking
4 months ago

The newly blazed trail up the steep is a lot easier with a few switchbacks. Nice scenic 2 mile loop.

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Went in autumn and it's such a breathtaking view. Worth every step!

4 months ago

My hands down favorite !!! My dogs and I do this climb, hike often. In the fall the views are incredibly beautiful !! From the 1st peak you overlook the town, road, cars going by. Further peaks overlook the water, quarry, clear days you can see the golf course.
Once at the bottom of the climb there's multiple, multiple trails, views, waterfall, even a tee pee tribute to a local hiker who was well known on these trails.
A MUST DO !!

4 months ago