Pinnacle Rock via Metacomet Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews

Pinnacle Rock via Metacomet Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Farmington, Connecticut. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, road biking, and cross country skiing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
997 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

road biking

cross country skiing

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hiking
1 month ago

I'm not a very active person, so for me this was a challenging hike. It got a bit rocky at times and there was a little bit of scrambling.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

From Pinnacle Rock,you may wish to explore the lower fire trails south to what is known as "Hospital Rock", an outcropping of traprock containing the names of smallpox patients who were impounded there to take "the cure" and carved their names in the rock to pass the time as they waited for the inoculation to do it's work.Most of the names date from 1794-1796. While you are there,please resist the urge to scratch your own names on the rock to try to carve out a slice of your own immortality. This rock is a state historical preserve, and this would be considered VANDALIZIM. I refuse to visit this site anymore, as I am enraged and heartbroken over what some thoughtless and inconsiderate hikers have done to the rock. It's location should never have been made general knowledge back in 1974 by Plainville historian Ruth Hummel. She never anticipated the consequences of that decision. How sad.Another sign of the sad times in which we live.

6 months ago

Lots of broken glass & some graffiti :/ otherwise nice views from the top

6 months ago

Nice little hike, a lot of side hilling at one point, grades are only moderate and not difficult at all.
There is no waterfall and this icon should be removed.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a nice quick hike to meet a friend. Moderate to easy

trail running
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail, would rate it more moderate. Great views of downtown Hartford. I did bring my mountain goat pup, she picked up a few ticks, otherwise I would of given it a 5 star.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

the directions bring you to what looks like a trail head with nowhere to park?

road biking
11 months ago