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.
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.
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.
There is a cave here along the ridgeline known as King Philip’s cave, but I have yet to explore it myself.
Established as a state park in 1965.