Explore the most popular hiking trails near Farmington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

poorly maintained! poorly marked! broken glass beer cans. don't waste your time!

Nice trail with the exception of broken glass particularly at the top. Not sure why kids can't take beer cans rather than bottles. Enjoyable and an easy hike even for a 14 yr old dog.

Beautiful Intersecting Trails but NOT 4.7 miles.. 2 miles at most... so that was the only disappointment

A lot of ups and downs. Definitely some parts that require a little scrambling or butt-sliding if you don't feel confident walking down rocky slopes. Not too busy either; small parking lot on the north side with a handful of cars. Unfortunately, lots of broken glass and litter (including fire works, plastic bottles) and graffiti at the top with some questionable wording... also the railing at the peak needs some work, but not a big deal. Great view at the top and got some good exercise. Not a bad time at all.

Not too challenging of a hike, but enough to get your heart pumping. great view at the top.

Just watch out for black snakes, ended up practically on top of one sunning itself on the trail and he was NOT happy.

Would definitely hike again.

Easy, quick up and down, trails were clean and clearly marked. This trail is great for families with a lot of nice big rocks to stop and rest at. Or great for a quick trail run. I would say it is on the easy side of moderate.

Great view cool caves

Quick trip up to the top, well marked nicely maintained, beautiful woods

Is it really possible to get 4.7 miles here as listed? Doing the math it looks like 2

Great view, great zen

Great trail with amazing views from Rattlesnake Cliff! Highly recommend this trail.

Took the dog up. Some tricky spots but overall a nice up hill hike in. Slippery hike out but the view is worth it. Always fun to continue on to Pinnacle Mt via the Metacomet.

First time here - we (my puppy and I) loved it!

Beautiful scenery. Trail poorly maintained

Great hike with the kids. Saw a bear climb down from a tree and run up the hill in front of us!

Excellent trail on Autumn day. slight ups and downs, no big deal

a hidden gem! pretty steep parts, lots of rocks. it was challenging for a beginner like myself but doable. The view at the end was totally worth the hike up. beautiful. also the entrance is a little hidden, basically on the side of the main road.

Outstanding trail with varied and difficult terrain. Can't wait to. Come back and run this trail

Trails not very well marked. Not sure if I was on the white or blue trail.

Trails not very well marked. Not sure if I was on the white or blue trail.

Good hike. Tricky in certain parts due to rocky terrain you have to climb over and around. And because of the rocky terrain, it can be easy to lose the trail since it's not always a clear path through the woods. All in all, though, I'd do it again.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Beautiful grassy trails on the grounds of the Hillstead Museum, also a must see. Grounds are open to the public year round. Park at the museum. Lots of birds and wildflowers.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Well marked trail, few challenge areas.

Great view from the summit! Make sure to leave a note in the journal up there.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Fun. Nostalgic. Not overcrowded. terrain changes often and the ledges and caves are suprising landscapes considering their proximity to the surrounding towns.

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Friday, June 02, 2017

Nice views and some varied, but not too difficult, terrain. Also some neat history in this area! Hospital Rock off nearby Red trail and Will Warren's Den.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

I'm not a very active person, so for me this was a challenging hike. It got a bit rocky at times and there was a little bit of scrambling.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

From Pinnacle Rock,you may wish to explore the lower fire trails south to what is known as "Hospital Rock", an outcropping of traprock containing the names of smallpox patients who were impounded there to take "the cure" and carved their names in the rock to pass the time as they waited for the inoculation to do it's work.Most of the names date from 1794-1796. While you are there,please resist the urge to scratch your own names on the rock to try to carve out a slice of your own immortality. This rock is a state historical preserve, and this would be considered VANDALIZIM. I refuse to visit this site anymore, as I am enraged and heartbroken over what some thoughtless and inconsiderate hikers have done to the rock. It's location should never have been made general knowledge back in 1974 by Plainville historian Ruth Hummel. She never anticipated the consequences of that decision. How sad.Another sign of the sad times in which we live.

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