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Talcott Mountain State Park

Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT
+1 860-424-3200
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Easy hike for great views!

This is an easy family & dog friendly hike with great views and a beautiful tower to climb as the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
New Haven, Connecticut
Fantastic hike in autumn

I read the review of the trail up to the top here and elsewhere, and was honestly kind of concerned... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
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Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT
Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT
+1 860-424-3200
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is an easy family & dog friendly hike with great views and a beautiful tower to climb as the rewards! The hike is only about a mile up from the trail head parking area. The first third or so of the trail is steep,...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

I read the review of the trail up to the top here and elsewhere, and was honestly kind of concerned that I'd be literally rock climbing. My fears were unfounded. The first thousand feet or so of the trail is VERY steep, sure. But it's...More

Thank elbodans
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Follow GPM address on their website. We did not and ended up in someone backyard. The park is very nice and well kept. Short walk to the top of the mountains allows for a beautiful view over Connecticut river valley. It is especially beautiful during...More

Thank LovePlanAndTravel
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is a nice walk to a beautiful vista. Had to hop a low curb to park on the grass at the trailhead. Recommend taking the yellow trail, while the beginning is steep, it is short, wide and levels out. There are picnic tables in...More

Thank Table42
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We wanted to go for a hike before checking into a local hotel and found this park online. It made for a fun hike and had some amazing views at the top. Beware of you bring small kids. The initial part (1st half or so)...More

1  Thank Rick R
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful park with a wonderful climb to the tower. Not for beginners but a nice place to getaway. Nice spot to have a picnic with friends. Lovely belt views from the top.

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a steep and rough climb in the beginning if you are not in shape. If you come in from the lower entrance and chose the steep rocky road/path you are looking for a legs workout. I loved it, some may not. No matter...More

1  Thank InfinatePi
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Spectacular views but a tough climb to the top. Interesting history and wonderful guides at the top to make sure you don't miss a thing.

Thank GranbyGroup
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Despite several reviews that say this is "easy" hike. That should be modified to "if you are young and in shape with no health issues". It is steep, very steep. There is loose gravel and earth for 80% of the pathway, so going down is...More

1  Thank RedVegMag
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The tower is cool to check out, I can't argue with that, there's a lot of cool history that you can read about throughout the tower. I was not prepared for the demanding walk up to the tower however. I knew it was a hike,...More

Thank michaela t
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12 October 2016|
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Response from marilynrick | Reviewed this property |
leaf peeping sept oct. not great this year but nice place to go anyway. yes there is parting