Talcott Mountain Trail

MODERATE 262 reviews

Talcott Mountain Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

trail running
25 days ago

one of my favorite trail running loops. there's a small trail head up at the top of the drive way that makes the hike in a little more difficult but the views are better. there's a cliff side trail with good views and there are also some fire roads that run below the observation tower.
on nice weekend days expect heavy traffic.

1 month ago

Really nice wide trails and some smaller trails branching out. Expect it to be super busy on nice days and fairly limited parking. First bit of the main trail is very steep. Great spot for social dogs

2 months ago

Bummed it was too slushy/ snowy to do the walk in sneakers today. Will have to go back with boots or wait for warmer weather

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short hike for a Sunday afternoon. the views from the tower are great and there are some great outlooks along the way

hiking
2 months ago

Love the view. Clean air. No insects bugs or sight of animals or even snakes. Neutral for all. My favorite all time place.

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful views and awesome hike

hiking
3 months ago

Great place to hike year round. Views are some of Connecticut’s best. Heublein tower is always fun. Connects to Metacomet trail when u want to extend the trek. Always a family favorite.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike and good views. It's a bit crowded though. There are lots of families and people of all ages on the trail. There is a picnic spot near the tower.

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome views

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked with my nearly 3 year old on my back. Very fun, relaxing and gorgeous views.

6 months ago

great hike with amazing views!

7 months ago

Hiking, amazing views

hiking
7 months ago

Short, fairly easy hike with huge rewards. Excellent views all along the ridge line. Views from tower are spectacular.

hiking
7 months ago

I found a nice spot to meditate overlooking the town

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Nice views on a relatively easy hike (minus the first 5 minutes of walking straight up hill).

hiking
8 months ago

Extremely popular on Labor Day, trails were filled. Nice view for little climb. No water fountain at tower!

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike, an easy up and down with great views

hiking
9 months ago

Great views, but the Heublein Tower is definitely what sets this one apart. Follows up an old dirt/gravel carriage road to the summit. The first portion of the hike wasn't as steep as I anticipated from reading reviews, but should definitely give you a decent workout nonetheless. Bring a picnic lunch and go when the tower is open. Heavily trafficked.

hiking
10 months ago

Good workout. Moderate uphill and down hill climbs. Took the Metacomet from West Hartford Res. 6. There is also a yellow trail from the parking area that passes through several vistas of the surrounding farmland. Hublein tower gives a 360 view with identifying guides beneath each window. Beautiful flowers and picnic areas.

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice maintained trail. Steep to start but levels off nicely and offers wonderful views.

10 months ago

great views! enjoyed the hike.

10 months ago

It's was a worth the walk.I would recommend it to anyone

11 months ago

So beautiful!!

11 months ago

Beautiful views of foliage in the fall. Relatively straightforward hike

hiking
11 months ago

Nice steep hike at the beginning, levels out and transitions from hard to moderate. Great views.

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

The beginning of the trail is all up. After that, the climb is steady creating a moderate trail. The views after the first climb are great. If you get to the top when the tower is open, the 360 degree views are worth it along with a little history lesson as you work your ways through the floors. The staff was very friendly when I was there.

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

The beginning of the trail to the tower is steep but levels out. There's a beautiful view after the steep incline so it is definitely worth it. The tower was closed when we went there so we didn't get to look inside but there is a museum and gift shop. Highly recommend the trail if you like a beautiful view up high and a touch of history as well.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Nice- pretty busy in warm weather w families, dogs etc

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Beautiful sunset and view of the valley!

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