Talcott Mountain

41.835607, -72.791504

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★★★★★

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        Trails: 4 miles          Rating: ★★★★★


I’ve hiked here so, likely, have you.  Talcott Mountain is one of the most popular state parks in Connecticut.  The main attraction is Heublein Tower and it is a 1.2 mile hike with a couple views along the way.

Hiking

There are about 4 miles of trails within the Talcott Mountain property.  Far and away the most popular is the yellow blazed trail leading up to the parking.

The park also contains a 2.55 mile section of the blue blaze Metacomet / New England Trail.

Tower

From the DEEP site,

The 165-foot structure was built as a summer home in 1914 by Gilbert Heublein. In the early fifties, two future presidents were guests of the Hartford Times, then General Dwight D. Eisenhower (who was asked to run for office there) and Ronald Reagan, then president of the Screen Actors’ Guild.

Cave

There is a cave here along the ridgeline known as King Philip’s cave, but I have yet to explore it myself.

History:

Established as a state park in 1965.


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Last updated October 28th, 2018

Posted in State Parks and Forests

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