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Peak Mountain via Metacomet Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily 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.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 524 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Getting There

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!

You can park at either end of the trail off the side of the road but the larger is in Granby on the corner of Route 20 and Newgate Road. As soon as you turn onto Newgate you pull over to park. Trail head is right there, marked by the Metacomet blue blazes. Other spot is Rt 168 in Suffield.

Super easy. I91 toward Bradley Airport, stay on Rt 20, turn and park on Newgate Rd.

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Abby Ruth Terreri
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Hiking

This was a great early morning hike with the kiddos. The only really steep part was in the beginning. The rest was very manageable. Views were beautiful, bugs weren’t awful, and most of it is in the shade. I imagine it will be even better when the leaves aren’t on the trees, but we enjoyed it!

Parker Smith
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Hiking

First five mins of the trail were a decently steep incline and then leveled out significantly. Rest of the trail was along the cliffside with a beautiful view at multiple points.

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Jennifer Paré
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Hiking

Low effort for great views

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Professor Ravenwood
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BackpackingGreat!Rocky

Hiked in and camped overnight at the primitive site. There were no nearby water sources, but the Scouts had several gallons of water stocked; thank you, Scouts! Posted signs ask that you hang your food. Trail conditions were great, no mud despite rain the day before. There were just a few mosquitos and no ticks found. Wildlife seen and heard: chipmunks, squirrels, woodpeckers

Roseline Hernandez
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Hiking

Hiked 6/25/2020: Hot but beautiful day, and a nice quick hike. This is a very well maintained section of the Metacomet Trail, not too technical or difficult with just a little bit of an uphill at the beginning but a very rewarding view (or two). No bugs, no mud, and not too many people!

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bryan block
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Hiking

Great views.

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Vinod Abbugar
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Hiking

Decent and well marked trail...Watch out for the snakes..

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Jamie Meyers
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Nature trips

Walked from the trail head at the intersection of new gate and CT 20, beyond the summit of peak mountain to the place marked primitive Campground on the map. As others have said, I found it to be a relatively easy trail. There is a steep area right near the beginning and a couple smaller inclines along the way, but it’s not bad. This is a very popular hiking spot. If you’re concerned about social distancing you might want to think about doing it during off peak hours. The trail itself is pretty well marked and maintained and there are a couple of nice lookouts to the west.

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Michael Edreich
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Hiking

Quick easy trail. Not moderate, should be an easy but still worth an outing.

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Sheila White
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Hiking

nice easy hour and half hike. with a few lovely overlooks. not steep or difficult

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Kasey Andrist
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Orlando Saavedra
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Hiking

Excellent hike for a newbie like me, dog friendly, little bit of scrambling to start the trail after that levels out great views not too crowded during the week day

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Monica Bolduk
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Dave G
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HikingRocky

Really great hike. Plan for about 2 hours. Really nice views of Heublein Tower, Enders Forest and Old Newgate Prison from the top. Pretty crazy that a plane hit the top in 1995 on an approach to Bradley. Did the hike with my dog and she loved it.

Caite Amanda
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HikingRocky

Bit rocky in some places but definitely worth the walk! Only two steep parts at the very beginning and end that were tolerable for both our dogs!

Alit Bedik
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Jarica Golino
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Hiking

Nice views, it’s in and out

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Jim Wheeler
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Hiking

Wonderful trail with great views and a cool shady forest setting. It's a steep jaunt at first but levels out quickly. All the other hills were fairly easy and also leveled off quickly. Very easy path to follow and not too rocky. A really great hike all around, one of my new favorites.

Cort Heine
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Hiking

Good trail. Nice early hill and good views at the midpoint. Narrow trail so tough to keep dog away from poison ivy. A LOT poison ivy, so be warned.

Robyn Miller
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Hiking

This was a great hike. Almost easy. A little rocky. Great views once you reach the first lookout. Most people didn’t go past the first lookout so it was a nice quiet trail if you went the rest of the way. Two more beautiful lookouts if you completed the trail (1.8 miles one way). A great workout if you’re looking to burn some calories. The whole trail was shaded. The path was worn down so it was easy to follow along with the markers. Would highly recommend it.

Shelby Fredrick
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HikingRocky

Short and easy hike! Little bit of an incline at first, but mostly flat the rest of the trail!

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Bethany Makowski
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Hiking

Very nice hike on a nice day, would definitely do this hike again.

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joe longo
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Hiking

very nice trail, a good family hike. if you are looking for a challenge this is not your trail, but if you want to take a hike with your family and enjoy a nice view this is the one

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Kenzie Shaye
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HikingRocky

Nice trail and decent hike! Pretty busy but well kept trail and nice view. Lots of look out spots off the trail.

Jenn N.
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Hiking

Enjoyed!! Was able to bring my dog on leash and the rocky areas where not too hard for him. Nice view!

Nicole Christine
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HikingRockyScramble

A lot of fun and a lot of steep inclines. Beautiful views. A little buggy in some places but nice trail. Parking is on the side of the street. The trail is well marked. My kids and dog handled it like champs!

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Mark Rader
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Melany Anderson
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