Hike the Metacomet Trail

The Metcomet Trail is one of Connecticut’s blue blaze trails maintained by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association.  It runs 62.3 miles from Berlin north to the Massachusetts border in Suffield.  It features dramatic views, two of Connecticut’s stone towers, and some of the state’s best hiking.

I have only hiked sections of the Metacomet Trail so this is an incomplete guide.

Fastest Known Time: Dan Grip 12h44m10s on 2020-09-19

Section List


Tariffville Gorge


41.911436, -72.746564

Tariffville Gorge / Cowles Park Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail / East Granby Town Park in East Granby Parking: Main Lot: Medium lot near 238-266 S Main St,… Read more…

Penwood State Park


41.849723, -72.779525

Penwood State Park Connecticut State Park 787 acres in Simsbury and Bloomfield, CT Parking: Main Parking: Medium lot near 174 Hartford Rd, Simsbury, CT North End: Shoulder… Read more…

Talcott Mountain


41.835607, -72.791504

Talcott Mountain Connecticut State Park 574 acres in Avon, Bloomfield, and Simsbury, CT Parking: Lots of parking near 560 Simsbury Rd, Bloomfield, CT Trail Map     … Read more…

Ragged Mountain


41.629929, -72.817894

Ragged Mountain Preserve Berlin Town Park 589 acres in Berlin, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 437 West Ln, Berlin, CT Trail Map Ragged Mountain is one of… Read more…