Talcott Mountain Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Simsbury, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.5 miElevation gain0 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeFee
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On this narrow loop, the trail out to Heublein Tower is blazed Yellow and the return trail has no blaze. Fee: $15 fee for vehicles with out-of-state plates plus $2 service fee

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Brian Madar
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Excellent Trail first part of it was a little challenging

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Meghan Davis
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Nice view, and rocky trails. wear good sneakers, some hills are quite steep with loose rocks. Tower is closed til further notice:,( overall a good hike

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Maureen Arnone
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Great day for a little hike with my 14 year old pooch! The holiday kept the traffic low for a weekend. Still one of my favorites in the area

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Atticus Scout
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Nice day for a hike with my daughter. Temps in low 30’s to start hike. Amazing views for little work.

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Jon Lawniczak
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Stunningly beautiful

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Jill Donelan
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Glenn Mason
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Sunrise Hike. Trail was frozen but when it warms up it will be muddy.

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Art Morales
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Avoid remaining icy patches. Sharp ends of trekking poles won’t dent the ice, you’ll toboggan down hill before you know it and you may bruise yourself. I did.

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Kyla Zimmermann
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A little muddy

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Jennifer Kalotai
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Great overall trail. There are some really muddy parts today but overall well marked and lots of people. Bring a lunch and spectacular views while sitting at the top. The tower is closed currently but still a great place to hike.

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Maddy Black
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If you can find somewhere else to park I’d suggest that. It looked like there was parking just across the road. The entrance to the park is barricaded off and everyone is parking all which ways on both sides of the roads and made it almost impossible to turn around in a SUV. otherwise, very pretty views and highly trafficked. Icy for the first couple of minutes in the trail. My pup and I were VERY muddy.

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Stacy Vogt
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It was great, however the ice was insane. Beautiful views though!

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Mihai Milevschi
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A lot of ice on the main trails and had to go off trail to find better footing. Otherwise the hike was great with very few people and no wildlife. Clear skies and almost no wind.

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Mandi LaBelle
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You don’t need snowshoes to hike, but it would help with not rolling an ankle.

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Brittany Bordonaro
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Great views

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Marl User
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Samantha Kay
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Always some beautiful views on this trail especially close to sunset.

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Rashed Ahmad
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Shack Tiffany
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Local to me so always love having this close by.

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Rosa Bonilla
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Nice views. Icy.

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Janet Huot
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Can be muddy.

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Aggie Wang
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The Talcott hiking trail sure is a popular one though maybe a little bit too touristy. It’s crowded. The parking is limited. Make sure to go there either very early in the morning or after 4pm when the crowds thinned down. It’s an easy hike with only a small portion from the beginning a little bit steep and rocky. There are multiple scenic outlook spots. The view is very nice. The tower is beautiful. I wished it opened to peek its inside beauty . Overall it’s a nice and pleasant hike.

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Spencer Graczyk
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Very windy up on the mountain! But a nice easy trail. The trail down on the way back was very slick with the leaves but it was a short way down. Gorgeous views!

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Sir Vickles
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Nice views, but too touristy and paved.

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Liz Britney
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this is definitely a beautiful spot! the only downside is that it’s always crowded - i came on a thursday afternoon, and there were still tons of people! but, it’s understandable as the views are great and it’s a solid workout. just come earlier in the day.

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Monique Biggs
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Good workout!

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Bella G
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JIju Appukuttan
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Christine Lheureux
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It was ok. Wouldn’t come back again.

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Tyler Greenwood
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A little slick with the fallen leaves but beautiful scenery and lookouts! Even saw a bald eagle! Great trail for a day hike.

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