Metacomet Trail Blue Blaze Loop is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near East Granby, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Length3.4 miElevation gain413 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsWildflowers
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HikingBlowdownRocky

Enjoyed this hike, but another commenter here is correct. The first half+ of the trail is well marked, and then it is no longer. After hitting the precipice near Smaug's Lair, we were unable to find the turn to complete the loop. After several failed attempts down unmarked trails, we finally returned back the way we came and eventually took a bike trail short cut back down to the parking area. Secondly, I would not call this hike "easy." It is quite steep and rocky in some areas. You would not, for example, want to take young children on this hike.

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Lynn Sheeran
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Very well marked trails. These are mostly mountain biking trails so easy to walk on (not too many rocks). Not too hilly. A couple of ups that lead to amazing views. Part walks along the river. So peaceful. Saw only 3 people in 9 miles.

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Patrick Allen
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Beautiful views. Nice variety of trail styles. I would call it easy/moderate.

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Ketil Osland
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Tiffany Anderson
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Hiking

with all the rain, couldn't continue on the blue without going off trail. So, I did a loop.

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Janet Stanley
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Jill Donelan
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Jill Donelan
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Amanda Tangney
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M User
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Alexis D
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Nancy V
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HikingGreat!

Really nice loop with several overlooks. Trail marked well for the first half but if not for AllTrails would have gotten lost on the return. Quiet trail not many people.

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Ghouse Pasha Syed
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Hiking

Nice trail with beautiful views. May not be suitable for kids below 7 years of age. Only some part of the climb was tough, rest of it was pretty easy. Leaves have started falling and covering up the trail, so be sure to use the app for directions.

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Greg Hammond
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HikingGreat!

Nice, relatively easy trail with some nice views of the Farmington River. Most of the trail is in the shade. It is also a popular bike trail so you will be sharing the trail with mountain bikes.

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Hannah Bissonnette
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Hiking

Great trail, def on the easier side of moderate. Very clear and pretty views! Didn't run into anyone because it was Tuesday afternoon, but some of the trail seemed to be for biking as well so keep an eye out!

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Elvin Ruiz
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Hiking

A good long walk with my daughter and my wife. We had a great time.

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Jenna Sheridan
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Hiking

excellent hike! clearly marked, we cut off and went through non-marked areas for exploration but not necessary! incline was very easy to go up and required basic balance coming down. would definitely do again!

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Jamie Meyers
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Nature trips

Well marked and scenic. One short uphill stretch but apart from that it wasn’t terribly strenuous either. Definitely will do again.

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Jason Cabral
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Hiking

Gorgeous and maintained trail system that provides incredible reward for limited effort

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Margot Dayton
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Hiking

Shortened it due to time constraints, will be back

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Marsie Luckenbach
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HikingOver grownRocky

Good, shaded trail. Nice view at the top. Parts were rocky and steep. Not exactly easy.

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Craig Johnson
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Hiking

All shade and a swim in river to finish, perfect for a hot day

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Kasey Andrist
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HikingRocky

Simple hike with mild elevations climbs. Trail in good condition. No water/mud. Plenty of shade. Easy two miles out/ two back. Minimum parking on Hatchett Hill Rd. Section 19 of Metacomet.

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pk seaton
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Hiking

Super fun and enjoyable hike with just enough challenge. Bit of a good incline at the beginning but was nice and pretty flat for the rest of it with a few small ups and down. Great for everyone. Loved this hike.

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Martina Boyer
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Hiking

Really nice place

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Lizzy Austin
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Hiking

More trail markers needed

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Karen Austin
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Hiking

needs more markers

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Jennifer McMullen
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HikingMuddyPrivate propertyRocky

Great trail. A portion of the trail goes by the river. Good combination of rocky terrain and dirt trails.

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