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Talcott Mountain State Park Loop Trail

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Talcott Mountain State Park

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

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 846 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Lake Views Over grown Historic site
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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.

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Amy Anderson
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Benjamin Keren
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Teresa Gouveia
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Great little hike with just enough views to make it worth it.....

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Colton Dempsky
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One of my favorite trails in the area! Park at the dead end and enter there if you are looking to conserve energy for the top. There is also a pavilion if you walk about 100 yards past the tower.

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Grace Rae
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nicole adams
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Lena Smith Parker
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Nice!!

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Tranquil Treks
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Check out my video of the hike on YouTube @tranquiltreks

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Fred Jacobsen
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A bit confusing in parts even with the AT map, our fault but we got off track 3-4 times.

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Rob Rising
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David Hotchkiss
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Joseph Fairweather
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The north to south portion of the loop was great. The South to North portion was a little confusing and I ended up walking south on the east side of the reservoir for a bit. But All in all good.

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Professor Ravenwood
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We were alone on the trail most of the time. It was very busy around the tower though; consider timing this hike to off peak-hours to keep distanced. Some muddy spots, but nothing that would submerge shoes. Rocky. Mostly shaded with a few breaks at the top of peaks or along crushed gravel roads. A little buggy but nothing a few squirts of spray didn't take care of.

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Jason Pendred
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Amanda Brown
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It is a beast of a trail for this over 40 out of shape mom, but we made it all the way to the top!!!! The 6 year old twins were running and climbing all the rocks but they had fun!!!! The Tower is really cool!!!!! I kept asking them could you imagine living here and being able to play in the woods whenever you wanted!!!! The trail was very dry but we haven't had any rain in a while!!! You are gonna need the BJ's size bug spray and bring it with you! Reapply often!!! When you cross the power line area you can take the gravel road up or down to make it a little easier! The gravel is big and loose so careful!!! So super quiet and very cool!!!! No Bear sightings this time but we did see one a few weeks ago on the other trail!

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David Polon
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This is a great trail and path to follow. It’s mostly through the woods but some parts are paved w/ gravel and in the open sun. Takes you right up to the tower and walks along the ridge for fantastic views of the Farmington Valley. Just a heads up, we had a near (30’ away) encounter with a Black Bear. Nothing eventful but still freaky. I’d still recommend giving the trail a shot- and taking bear spray might be a good idea if you like to wander off the trails like me.

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Christopher Scoppetta
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Very muddy on the second half. Some good views, mostly at the tower. Overall a good hike.

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Ashleigh Soper
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Beautiful trail! We did see a black bear about half a mile down on the trail. Made loud noises and it took a few min to run off. Just be aware!

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Samantha Whalen
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I would rate this trail as easy rather than moderate. A little muddy in parts. Mostly flat until you come to the turn off for the Hublein Tower. Beautiful views from the tower and along the trail with lots of greenery and some running water. Not very busy today, which was great. Our dog loved it.

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Wizard Lee-Won
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Alex Salai
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Sherry Schreiber
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