Mattabesett and Mount Higby Trail

MODERATE 151 reviews

Mattabesett and Mount Higby Trail is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Middlefield, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1709 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

ice climbing

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

no dogs

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6 days ago

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28 days ago

This was a very enjoyable trail with spectacular views of the rocks and cliffs. Some of the trails do go near the edges of the cliffs but there is an alternate trail right behind most of them a few more feet in. Definitely looking forward to visiting again.

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28 days ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Couldn't be more enjoyable. Nice views most of the way. Looking forward to the possibilities in winter

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1 month ago

Couldn't be more enjoyable. Nice views most of the way. Looking forward to the possibilities in winter

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2 months ago

Easily one of my favorite local hikes, I've returned to this trail time and again over the years. It's an in and out trail so you need only go as far as you feel on any particular day. Great views from the top and many places from which to relax and enjoy them!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Fun Hike. Wish there was a loop to make of it though. Next time Might come through the Higby Road trail-head though. From the Higby Road lot, there is a Red/Blue trail that will take you to the blue trail.