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Peak Mountain via Metacomet Trail

MODERATE 117 reviews

Peak Mountain via Metacomet Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near East Granby, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
524 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Peak Mountain, also called Copper Mountain, is a traprock (volcanic) mountain located in East Granby. The trail follow the ridge of the mountain and offers great views. It is part of the Metacomet trail and there areas to park at either end. The trail rises steeply and then evens out as you reach the ridge. There you'll see the first of many spots to stop and take in the view (most people don't go further than this, so the rest of the trail is quiet!). Interesting geology (check out Wiki), great views, and not crowded! Great for dogs!

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13 days ago

Great trail for a nice morning jaunt. Take the dogs and get out there. Some wonderful views!!! You can keep going at Peaked Mountain and stay on the Metacomet or turn around and return. Have fun and walk safely!!

hiking
1 month ago

This was the first hike my wife and I did using the AllTrails app. The beginning is the “steepest” part which isn’t bad and gets your heart pumping. The rest of the trail is perfect with gentle ups and downs all the way to the summit. Makes it easy to keep moving until you find a spot to stop and take in the views. Very well marked. Great for dogs. Only downside would be that all the overlook views along the way have housing throughout. Friendly people who don’t mind waiting and letting faster travelers pass. A modest pace will get you to the end and back in about 2 hours.

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1 month ago

This was an awesome hike. The hill at the beginning was rough, but once you get to the top is is pretty flat with a slight incline. Beautiful views over East Granby with some beautiful overlooks. Also, we could see the planes take off from Bradley!

Great views to the west and the occasional airplane make this a very visual hike. The first 0.3m is all climb but after that the trail is well packed and less aggressive with elevation. Very nice biome at the top.

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muddy
rocky
snow
2 months ago

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3 months ago

Winter hike...

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snow
4 months ago

5 months ago

A nice lil hike, steep Incline till it evens out real nice peaceful walk, unfortunately it is close to homes that you can see while hiking,

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6 months ago

Beautiful and serene. Nice views, well marked trail. A favorite local hike.

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7 months ago

Nice, easy walk. The trail was well maintained and the markings were clear. There were some nice vistas that showed off the fall foliage which was beautiful

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9 months ago

Nice and well maintained trail. The rocks are gorgeous. Reaching the first summit takes nearly 30-40 minutes. Views are amazing from there. Bring binoculars.

9 months ago

Beautiful trail with great summit views. I wouldn’t call this a moderate hike but it definitely gets your heart rate up.

11 months ago

Steep from the trail head, but nice when you reach the trail. Well marked and maintained.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Starts out quite steep from the road but then levels out. We parked a car in Sunrise Park in Suffield and kept going until we met a trail that led to the park. This part of the Metacomet seems quite busy on nice days.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Nice hike -- starts with a steep incline for about 500 feet but then it flattens out with some gentle hills. The peak is not the end though and you can keep going, and going, and going.. since this trail is part of Metacomet. Don't know where it ends, but we did about 3 miles in and back. The views are pretty and they will only get prettier with spring coming:). There were some patches of snow once we got past the peak, but nothing too bad. The terrain past the peak is much hillier so keep that in mind if you want to continue once you reach the peak. Overall, nice experience, not too crowded, interesting terrain, easy access, easy parking.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Good hike need to look closely entrance right at intersection

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

beautiful view

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

A few wide vistas where you can see the fall foliage. Moderate hike with a couple loop systems at the northern side before new england trail hits asphalt again on 169 I believe. otherwise straight in straight out like most of the blue trail sections. Hike stays close to the side of the mountain. Not crowded and there is a tent site you camp at...read the NET regulations and don't be a litter bug...one of few places you can legally camp on NET. Don't ruin it for everyone else in the state!

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

the hike is ok. We started on the suggested intersection of 20 and Newgate road. The trail is easy to follow. We hike 3 miles ,before turning around. Took us around 2h with 20minute stop trying to take a picture of a calliope. LOL It has a area for street parking; and if that is full you can still park by the shoulders. Trail is light traffic and well maintained. No much to see; most view are partly obstructed,and you never feel much in nature with airport noise in the background, as well as the road right there. Most views are of houses below. The Peak is ok, with some far point views. Is a good "in my backyard" hike, but nothing to drive to (we drove from new haven)

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Enjoyable. Not for those who are not big on hiking. Requires some good stamina.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

challenging for our younger kids but enjoyable for them as well. great family outing!

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Gorgeous views, great for kids, have never encountered more than two other groups on the trail at a time. Some rock scrambling worth noting.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

good hike, not too strenuous....a little steep in the very beginning but flattens out after that for most of the hike....nice scenery...will definitely be back...

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Pretty nice trail. Overall it's not too strenuous and has quite a few viewpoints. We parked at the corner of Newgate Rd and 20 in the grass by the start of the trail. Make sure you keep going after the first overlook. There's a lot more to see and even a journal you can write in. I'll definitely be back in the fall.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Street parking, nice moderate out and back trail with some nice views.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Monday, July 03, 2017

Nice off leash trail.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Awesome view!!!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Pretty easy, a few nice views.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Great trail for winter sunsets

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