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Beautiful and serene. Nice views, well marked trail. A favorite local hike.

Nice, easy walk. The trail was well maintained and the markings were clear. There were some nice vistas that showed off the fall foliage which was beautiful

Nice and well maintained trail. The rocks are gorgeous. Reaching the first summit takes nearly 30-40 minutes. Views are amazing from there. Bring binoculars.

Beautiful trail with great summit views. I wouldn’t call this a moderate hike but it definitely gets your heart rate up.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Steep from the trail head, but nice when you reach the trail. Well marked and maintained.

Spent most of my run going on unmarked trails until I reached the Metacomet. Few trails named as mountain biking tracks that led back to the main parking lot.

Starts out quite steep from the road but then levels out. We parked a car in Sunrise Park in Suffield and kept going until we met a trail that led to the park. This part of the Metacomet seems quite busy on nice days.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Easy to find. Very wooded which meant a lot of ticks so do a good check on your way out. We wanted to spend more time by the Farmington River but trail disappears and have to walk along the road without sidewalk. Seemed great for bikes with up and downs not great for scenery.

7 months ago

Took the dogs here for a walk here so I could visit Cowles Park for the first time as I was interested in bike trails as well. The trails were decently wide and it was very well maintained. We only walked the yellow loop but other sections look great too. I will be coming back to see the rest with my bike.

8 months ago

Nice hike -- starts with a steep incline for about 500 feet but then it flattens out with some gentle hills. The peak is not the end though and you can keep going, and going, and going.. since this trail is part of Metacomet. Don't know where it ends, but we did about 3 miles in and back. The views are pretty and they will only get prettier with spring coming:). There were some patches of snow once we got past the peak, but nothing too bad. The terrain past the peak is much hillier so keep that in mind if you want to continue once you reach the peak. Overall, nice experience, not too crowded, interesting terrain, easy access, easy parking.

Good hike need to look closely entrance right at intersection

Walked it today.Kind of muddy but not difficult .Took about an hour .Part of the walk is on the road along the Farmington river .Coming out to the road on the west side of the loop was clearly marked with an orange arrow sign indicating to turn left and walk the road but was not marked at all at the re entry point just before the overpass where the trail will climb steeply .You need to pay attention to see it.

beautiful view

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A few wide vistas where you can see the fall foliage. Moderate hike with a couple loop systems at the northern side before new england trail hits asphalt again on 169 I believe. otherwise straight in straight out like most of the blue trail sections. Hike stays close to the side of the mountain. Not crowded and there is a tent site you camp at...read the NET regulations and don't be a litter bug...one of few places you can legally camp on NET. Don't ruin it for everyone else in the state!

Thursday, October 05, 2017

the hike is ok. We started on the suggested intersection of 20 and Newgate road. The trail is easy to follow. We hike 3 miles ,before turning around. Took us around 2h with 20minute stop trying to take a picture of a calliope. LOL
It has a area for street parking; and if that is full you can still park by the shoulders.
Trail is light traffic and well maintained.
No much to see; most view are partly obstructed,and you never feel much in nature with airport noise in the background, as well as the road right there. Most views are of houses below. The Peak is ok, with some far point views. Is a good "in my backyard" hike, but nothing to drive to (we drove from new haven)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Enjoyable. Not for those who are not big on hiking. Requires some good stamina.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

challenging for our younger kids but enjoyable for them as well. great family outing!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Gorgeous views, great for kids, have never encountered more than two other groups on the trail at a time. Some rock scrambling worth noting.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

good hike, not too strenuous....a little steep in the very beginning but flattens out after that for most of the hike....nice scenery...will definitely be back...

Monday, July 31, 2017

Pretty nice trail. Overall it's not too strenuous and has quite a few viewpoints.

We parked at the corner of Newgate Rd and 20 in the grass by the start of the trail. Make sure you keep going after the first overlook. There's a lot more to see and even a journal you can write in.

I'll definitely be back in the fall.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Street parking, nice moderate out and back trail with some nice views.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Nice off leash trail.

Awesome view!!!

Pretty easy, a few nice views.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Currently closed for restoration but you can still walk around the grounds. We took our dog and she got completely COVERED in ticks so be careful! Trails are really overgrown and in bad shape. Hopefully restoration will finish soon and they'll allow entry into the actual prison and copper mines.

Great trail for winter sunsets

Monday, January 02, 2017

It was good for a short hike to get out and moving. Trail was a bit slippery with the mud but simple and quick.

Nice views

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