Sunset Rock State Park

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Sunset Rock State Park is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Southington, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

Winding trails with dramatic cliff views and a nearby reservoir.

hiking
19 days ago

took the orange/blue --> orange loop. bit of a rocky incline to start. rocky parts at peak were fun! peak view was underwhelming.

hiking
24 days ago

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

The walk takes you back on Ledge Road, which is winding, narrow without a good shoulder, with a lot of cars. Not too pleasant.

2 months ago

dark and recently flooded so pretty wet on the lower trail .. nice if I was around to fish .. but for a walk average, nothing special

hiking
4 months ago

Not that well marked. but really nice view of lake. Fun hike will return.

walking
4 months ago

It's a nice easy hike/ walk. The view of the lake is pretty nice.

8 months ago

Nice little hike. Views are great and scenery is wonderful, fairly rocky. Hiked the south end of the Metacomet trail and some goes off park property. Loop around lake is really nice, lots of roots and not very rocky.

I'm an experienced hiker and nothing was difficult about the trails. Saw a few mountain bikers and it was bow season as well. Trails are well marked until you find yourself off park property and then there are small orange tags on trees that alert you.

Overall would recommend exploring these trails, you won't be disappointed.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice hike, need to try it again so we don't get caught coming out of the woods in the dark

11 months ago

11 months ago

I loved every second of it! It wasn't "hard" but I only did the red trail.... I'm definitely going again. I can't wait

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

I would rate this easy to moderate definitely not hard. nice scenery but last part is on road which I wasn't crazy about

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Love this trail and the view

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

hiking
Friday, February 05, 2016

Overall, the hike was amazing. However, there were a few minor inconvieneces. Firstly the park was farther down the road than the GPS said it was, I just had to drive further down the road to the end. The map showed all the trails, but it was small and hard to see. Despite this, when I got on the trail the paths were easy to follow and see. There were rocks and a few cliffs, and at the top of the peak there was a stunning view of Cresent Lake.