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Mt Higby is one of the best hikes that i have ever done especially because of the scenic views from the top and the hike trial itself. Awesome one...

I like this one because the trail is along the cliffs so you get the feeling of being high up most of the time.

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1 month ago

nice hike with amazing views once you reach the overlooks, too bad people litter the peaks with beer cans and glass. trail keeps going if you want to add some distance. oh and watch out for the attack cardinal at the parking area.

It is a very cold winter day, I will be returning in warmer weather . There was a lot of ice today and the trails weren’t marked that well, went off the trail a bit. Didn’t get too far into the trail but the views we did get to see were nice .

This was a very enjoyable trail with spectacular views of the rocks and cliffs. Some of the trails do go near the edges of the cliffs but there is an alternate trail right behind most of them a few more feet in. Definitely looking forward to visiting again.

Beautiful!

Couldn't be more enjoyable. Nice views most of the way. Looking forward to the possibilities in winter

Couldn't be more enjoyable. Nice views most of the way. Looking forward to the possibilities in winter

Easily one of my favorite local hikes, I've returned to this trail time and again over the years. It's an in and out trail so you need only go as far as you feel on any particular day. Great views from the top and many places from which to relax and enjoy them!

Fun Hike. Wish there was a loop to make of it though. Next time Might come through the Higby Road trail-head though. From the Higby Road lot, there is a Red/Blue trail that will take you to the blue trail.

Gorgeous views! If you hear gun shots, don't be alarmed, apparently the police shooting range is near the trail and you can see it from the top!

Beware of salamanders! And ten thousand slippery rocks! Deer, wild turkeys and salamanders. Some nice scenic vistas...some powerlines and a shooting range below. would like to have connected with the mattabassett that's by black pond...too busy with traffic at crossing 66

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Friday, March 24, 2017

A nice patch of woods in a semi-industrial area. See my full write up which includes directions and other things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/higbymountain

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Fun hike with great views

Very nice views from the top, a few short scrambles, quite a few spots where the trail is 1-2 ft from sheer drop so caution etc

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

definitely good for a view. alot of vertical climbing and rocks to make your way through. didn't find any landmarks. I like to hike to a location, and explore old historical places if the hike allows. Was proud to summit after the effort though!

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

A decent workout. A little bit of scrambling from time to time. The effort is well worth it, with some amazing panoramic views at the top of the mountain about three-quarters of a mile into the trail.

Been hiking this trail for years it's a good one with great views and a nice moderate trail

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Love this hike. Good workout climb to a fantastic view. There's a few peaks with pretty overlooks. On a good rainy spring there's a beautiful waterfall. If doing the whole hike this trail leads to the Chauncey peak hike off country club road in Middletown. It's a great workout hike.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Awsome views, great teail.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cool trail! Lots of ups and downs! Watch out for loose rocks and bees but still awesome. Bring deep
Woods bug spray for sure

Really enjoyed this trail. Great climbs from the start which are also fun to end with. As I got away from the ledges and into the woods, I found it just as beautiful. Followed the trail to the "T" of you will. Going left on the "T" wasn't impressive but going to the right was fantastic. Wild blueberries and a pair of owls to have lunch with. :)

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Very good, interesting trail.

My time on this trail was fantastic. It allows you to go as far as you want, and then turn around. The trail is well marked and gives amazing views most of the time. It's not to far from civilization and it's very nice. There is some graffiti, but it doesn't take away too much from the scene. This is my favorite trail in this area.

Really good hike definitely recommended just bring two cars one for the other side of mountain

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fun hike with some nice views. I would rate this as moderate difficulty, has some scrambles.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Felt pretty secluded when I went in November. Pretty peaceful, not too hard of a hike with nice views overlooking the town.

This trail was very enjoyable to hike. There is a bit of a climb but well worth it when you reach the top and see such an amazing view. I would rate this trail 5 stars:)

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Great hike! Loves getting to the top. Great for hot days because it's well shaded.

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