Talcott Mountain State Park Loop Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Talcott Mountain State Park Loop Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bloomfield, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
846 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

historic site

Park at Penwood State Forest parking lot. Cross Rt 185 to the blue blazed Metacomet Trail trailhead and hiked a CCW loop to Heublin Tower/Talcott Mt summit. Continue south down Talcott Mt ridge on the Metacomet Trail eventually turning south easterly heading to the north end of Hartford Reservoir #6. Here the trail joins the blue/red Metacomet Bypass Trail. Return north on the Bypass Trail back to the blue blazed Metacomet and return back to start.

2 months ago

I went a couple days after a significant rain event, and the trail wasn't that fun. it was basically walking uphill in a swampy stream. There are small rocks throughout the trail that make it very easy to twist an ankle. Definitely recommend proper foot wear.

The tower at the top is very nice, but I probably wouldn't do this particular hike again.

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely beautiful scene once you hike to the very top. Breathtaking view once the leaves start turning color. Easy hike for all levels.
Many events scheduled throughout the Season.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017