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

this is the 3rd leg of metacomet,started on wintonbury rd ended up at W H reservoir #6. 8.7 miles, awesome hike ,Penn wood great elevation,great in line hiking,burned1800cals....great day,

hiking
12 days ago

Nice views from tower and nearby places. One of the best places in this area. Very busy during weekends, especially packed on parking lots.

hiking
15 days ago

trail running
17 days ago

Great and challenging trail. I run it quite often because it is the site of the Traprock 50. Make sure you download a map because there are some remote areas that can be confusing.

A short trail but worth it. Amazing views along the cliff and the tower at the end. Worth it to go when the tower is open and you can go up to the top and get some amazing views. Underline amazing.

Was. I e people and dogs . Was just a drop in

very nice hike,great views, a lot of history, took the blue tail back, definitely recommend ed

great hike with beautiful views

Hiked it , liked it. one of my go to hikes when you just need to get out in any season. Take the blue out of the parking lot and follow past the lake, continue on blue up the "stairs ", to the north parking area. Going back south, take the orange to the yellow on the backside of the lake. Yellow gives nice views of the valley below. 7 miles in four hours with time for enjoying the park.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful place. I took a left on to a single track trail after a few hundred feet of gravel trail. It paralleled the highlighted rout above and let to the same tower lookout. Then continued on the m&m trail to Hartford rez no 6 for a swim!

Good hike, 5 miles and back in the rain

Short, fun hike up the mountain to the very scenic Heublein Tower. Definitely go early to avoid crowds and leave some time to explore the Heublein Tower complex.

Beautiful place. First quarter of a mile gets your heart pumping. The rest is a lovely stroll through the woods. Views are wonderful.

Nice short hike. Lots of greens and nice views from the top. Perfect for a family with a picnic (picnic tables at the top) or for a runner looking for some elevation.

Definitely an amazing hike. If you’re new to trails the first .25 miles is a bit much because it’s steep but it’s really beautiful. Seeing the hueblin tower at the end is a perfect edition to the trail.

Great hike, we did a little over four miles in and out. Used the yellow trail, easy to follow, with a great view at the top.

Went up the Metacomet trail, come to lake Louise about 1.6 miles. Pretty murky, has a little lookout. Continue on the Metacomet and you come to a parking lot for Wilcox park, the orange trail is to the left of the parking lot and then continued back on orange to yellow back to Penwood parking area. The trail back was less rocky and easier to run on

trail running
6 months ago

one of my favorite trail running loops. there's a small trail head up at the top of the drive way that makes the hike in a little more difficult but the views are better. there's a cliff side trail with good views and there are also some fire roads that run below the observation tower.
on nice weekend days expect heavy traffic.

yellow trail is awesome with nice views

Really nice wide trails and some smaller trails branching out. Expect it to be super busy on nice days and fairly limited parking. First bit of the main trail is very steep. Great spot for social dogs

Bummed it was too slushy/ snowy to do the walk in sneakers today. Will have to go back with boots or wait for warmer weather

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.

hiking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome views

hiking
11 months ago

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

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