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

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

beautiful views and awesome hike

Loved it. Rain and all!

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.

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.

Awesome views

3 months ago

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

great hike with amazing views!

Hiking, amazing views

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

I found a nice spot to meditate overlooking the town

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

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

6 months ago

FYI- there is a $9 per car fee.

6 months ago

Great hike, an easy up and down with great views

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.

7 months ago

A moderate trail with a view of Hublein tower to the south if on the metacomet. Some loose rock areas...watch out on the stone staircase passing the wildlife sanctuary. The new england trail dumps out on mountain rd heading north.

8 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.

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

Hiked it today with our 13 year old,9 year old and 1 year old puppy!! Great trail, not for the novice hiker. Unlike many of the reviews we did not find the trail to be poorly marked, but rather the opposite. We went on the hike to go geocaching and found 3 out of the 4 we were looking for. We hiked about 4 miles total and we were primarily on the Blue Trail.

great views! enjoyed the hike.

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

So beautiful!!

Beautiful views of foliage in the fall. Relatively straightforward hike

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

Close to home, and I'm a novice. Will be back, looking forward to conquering all of the trails.

10 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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.

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