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Talcott Mountain Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Simsbury, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 433 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

running

views

wildlife

On this narrow loop, the trail out to Heublein Tower is blazed Yellow and the return trail has no blaze. Note: the road leading to the trailhead was closed, please check with the park before visiting. Note: The tower is closed til Memorial Day.

19 hours ago

My 1st trail ever at the beginning of May. This is what started my new found adventures! Not a bad hike. Tree rooted path, steady uphill climb. The top was beautiful. Definitely worth the view!

great hike! beautiful views

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8 days ago

This was a nice hike. The first half mile is the steepest, but you get great views halfway up. I'd say those views are better than the ones at the top. I was jarred by a woman who nearly walked into me going down as I was hiking up. There was no one else on the trail and it's 20ft wide. It's a popular trail, so I guess be aware that not everyone knows or follows hiking etiquette/social distancing. Lots of other great hikes in the area if you're looking to avoid people.

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rocky
12 days ago

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21 days ago

This has been a go to hike for years, it is very popular but understandably so. The views are incredible, there is a quick steep bit at the beginning of the trail but once you get past that it is very easy, and well worth the effort: The trail is wide and well maintained. It is generally clean too even being as popular as it is.

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muddy
23 days ago

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23 days ago

Great views

recorded Talcott Mountain Trail

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muddy
26 days ago

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bugs
rocky
30 days ago

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snow
1 month ago

The hike to the tower offered amazing views and “benches” along the way. The weather changed during our hike but they added to the experience. Wind blew in snow showers, felt like 10 degrees. Took the blue 2.5 mile trail down. A Metacomet trail. Was very muddy. Trailed crossed route 185, but we decided to redirect back to the park and our car. The hike back up the road to our car was the steepest. Go have fun. Make memories.

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1 month ago

Great trail and views. The beginning of the trail was pretty steep, essentially going right up the mountain immediately. But the pay off was great. Beautiful views. Clean trail. Just a little bit of mud here and there. The tower is closed til Memorial Day but looked gorgeous regardless.

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1 month ago

Great trail slightly steep in the beginning but offers a flatter wider trail option for families. The tower is closed until Memorial Day.

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

steep at the beginning, and then it levels out.

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1 month ago

Great hike. Took yellow up and blue down. Blue was quite a bit more challenging.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

The Tower wasn’t open even though it’s posted everywhere that it was.

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muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

Beginning part is challenging and predominately up hill. The rest of the trail is flat with smaller gradual increases in elevation. The tower at the top is beautiful. I saw a sign saying after 4/1, the tower is open 10am-5pm Thursday-Monday and holidays. Going after it’s rained for the past few days, it was a little muddy in spots, but nothing crazy. Beautiful views in multiple places! Would highly recommend. Great places and many picnic tables for picnics at the top by the tower. Bathrooms at the beginning of the trail, and the top by the tower.

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1 month ago

Dog-friendly. The first 5-10 minutes is completely uphill and a little harder, but after that it’s flatter and has great views. At the top it has restrooms and a large picnic area along with the Heublin tower.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

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snow
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great trail - well walked trail, though no clear trail markings. Some irresponsible folks have left there dog poop there. Good for kids as the incline for most part of it is low gradient. The tower at the top is very well maintained. Clean toilets ( thank me later)

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2 months ago

Simple and fairly easy trail with nice views from Heublein Tower. Easy to navigate.

2 months ago

I like hiking this trail. One day I decided I'd walk up the yellow trail and down the blue trail. It was a great time until about a 3/4 of a mile into the blue trail I saw a bear coming down the hill which caused me to back track and ended up going back to the top of the mountain to go back down the yellow trail. Lol I didn't feel like I ate enough lunch to be it's afternoon snack. Didn't want to cheat him. Haha

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