Rattlesnake Mountain Via Metacomet Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews

Rattlesnake Mountain Via Metacomet Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Farmington, Connecticut that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

rocky

snow

9 days ago

Nice trail with the exception of broken glass particularly at the top. Not sure why kids can't take beer cans rather than bottles. Enjoyable and an easy hike even for a 14 yr old dog.

hiking
1 month ago

Not too challenging of a hike, but enough to get your heart pumping. great view at the top.

Just watch out for black snakes, ended up practically on top of one sunning itself on the trail and he was NOT happy.

Would definitely hike again.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, quick up and down, trails were clean and clearly marked. This trail is great for families with a lot of nice big rocks to stop and rest at. Or great for a quick trail run. I would say it is on the easy side of moderate.

2 months ago

Great view cool caves

2 months ago

Quick trip up to the top, well marked nicely maintained, beautiful woods

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail with amazing views from Rattlesnake Cliff! Highly recommend this trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Took the dog up. Some tricky spots but overall a nice up hill hike in. Slippery hike out but the view is worth it. Always fun to continue on to Pinnacle Mt via the Metacomet.

hiking
9 months ago

No view!!

hiking
10 months ago

a hidden gem! pretty steep parts, lots of rocks. it was challenging for a beginner like myself but doable. The view at the end was totally worth the hike up. beautiful. also the entrance is a little hidden, basically on the side of the main road.

hiking
11 months ago

Good hike. Tricky in certain parts due to rocky terrain you have to climb over and around. And because of the rocky terrain, it can be easy to lose the trail since it's not always a clear path through the woods. All in all, though, I'd do it again.

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Well marked trail, few challenge areas.

hiking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Great view from the summit! Make sure to leave a note in the journal up there.

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