Peak Mountain via Metacomet Trail

MODERATE 62 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
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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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17 days ago

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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19 days ago

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

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1 month ago

Nice off leash trail.

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2 months ago

Awesome view!!!

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3 months ago

Pretty easy, a few nice views.

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5 months ago

Great trail for winter sunsets