Peak Mountain via Metacomet Trail

MODERATE 81 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.

3.6 miles
524 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



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!

2 months ago

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 the NET regulations and don't be a litter of few places you can legally camp on NET. Don't ruin it for everyone else in the state!

3 months ago

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)

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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...

5 months 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.

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

Nice off leash trail.

7 months ago

Awesome view!!!

8 months ago

Pretty easy, a few nice views.

10 months ago

Great trail for winter sunsets

Monday, January 02, 2017

It was good for a short hike to get out and moving. Trail was a bit slippery with the mud but simple and quick.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Nice views

Friday, July 08, 2016

beautiful trail

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Beautiful 4th of July hike!

Friday, July 01, 2016

This is one of my favorites. It's quick and the view is beautiful. I went yesterday and saw a black bear, so just be careful!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Nice hike. Not difficult at all. I love the view. Especially at sunset. It's an amazing place for sunsets! My dog loves this hike. There is another entrance that gets you to the top of this peak in east granby farms on 187 that is more steep and a little bit more difficult of a hike.

trail running
Friday, June 24, 2016

Really fun trail, can be quite rocky at times. Beautiful unobstructed views. Look for the little dirt path directly on the corner of 20 and Newgate road-if you hit the gate with the "No Trespassing" sign, you've gone too far! Be prepared for some climbing too.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

My least favorite walk along the amazing Metacomet trail so far. It's shoehorned into a residential area and the trailhead starts at a major intersection. You can see someone's backyard from most places along the trail and you share the peak with a cell tower. The ground is great for trail running though even in the fall. This would be an outstanding hike without the encroachment and makes me thankful for the hikes that manage to preserve their precious thin veneer of wildness.

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