King Phillip Cave via Metacomet Trail

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Talcott Mountain State Park

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 is primarily used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.6 miElevation gain843 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingRunningCaveForestWildlife
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Patrick Doyle
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Angelo Correia
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Jonathan Searles
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Great range of conditions. The hardest points are at the beginning and end with elevation gain. Started early so the hublein side wasn't busy to start but the mdc reservoir had more people than I'd prefer and the hublein trail was busy when returning for the end of the loop. Some parts of the trail are pretty wet.

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Brandon Gates
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David Stephenson
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Kimberly Loomis
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Salil Joshi
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Patrick Doyle
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A nice trail, although it appears as if the parking would fill up on the weekends. The blazed trail between the lake and the tower is nice for solitude, but the ends of the trail are pretty busy. beautiful scenery and generally gentle climb. easy/moderate. just a nice hike on a fall morning :)

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Mary Daly
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It was great!! Beautiful day! Reward at the top with the beautiful view!

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Cynthia Sutliffe
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Madison Alexis
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Trail signs weren’t always clear, especially when completing the loop. Beautiful views!

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Jignyasa Mohapatra
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Great workout!!

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Amber Duffus
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Susan Crossley
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This was a great hike up to Heublin Tower. Trails were muddy in certain places but that was expected as it just snowed. Can’t wait to do this in warmer weather. Well marked trails and some hill climbing.

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Jay Diaz
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Found this place through the app. We went on 4/17 during that little snow flurry and it was amazing! Can’t wait for warmer days!

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Bridget Jacabacci
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Caitlin Daly
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Samantha Kay
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Mason LaFlam
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Tiffany Nunes
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Kyle Chamberland
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Carrie Koffman
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Andy Atherton
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John Pike
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Keith Guerraz
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Ballz Mage
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Steven L
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Jamie Murphy
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Tamra Krystinik
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