Peak Mountain via Metacomet Trail

MODERATE 95 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

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!

2 days ago

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

1 month ago

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

3 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Good hike need to look closely entrance right at intersection

hiking
5 months ago

beautiful view

hiking
9 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 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!

hiking
10 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)

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 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.

hiking
11 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...

hiking
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.

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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

hiking
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

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

hiking
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nice trail, well marked - except the beginning. Parking is rather a mystery at first also. There is a CT Wildlife management area about 1/4 mile up Newgate road where you can park. The trail starts near the intersection of Newgate and Route 20. This is part of a longer trail, the Metacomet trail. There is a sign for Metacomet Trail on route 20, this trail starts just around the corner from it. Good views from several places.

hiking
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pretty steep at the beginning but it levels out. Nicely kept trail, easy to follow. There are a couple of lookouts, but they can be hard to see when the trees have full leaves (probably better in the fall). I will definitely go again.

hiking
Monday, May 04, 2015

Wonderful view most parts are easy but some areas can be challenging. The back way is harder is much longer but the start of the trial is a nice grassy meadow. Front way off of Newgate Rd. is better first and last sections are the most challenging. I would definitely recommend it.

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