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Distance:
2.2 Miles / 3.5 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~6 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Town:
East Granby, Connecticut
Directions:
41.947269, -72.739928
Added:
September 05, 2019
Updated:
September 06, 2019
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373 '

Total Change
387 '

Ascent
387 '

Descent

The Peak Mountain via Metacomet Trail in East Granby, Connecticut is a moderate 2.2-mile out-and-back hike that features beautiful vistas from the summit of Peak Mountain.

This hike starts out near the intersection of Turkey Hills Road and Newgate Road in East Granby, Connecticut and follows the Metacomet Trail north for approximately 1.1-miles before reaching the summit of Peak Mountain.

The trail begins with a steep uphill climb - during wetter months or after it rains, the trail can be very muddy and slippery while heading uphill so watch your step. After the initial climb, the trail levels out more with easy hiking towards the overlook.

Before hikers reach the overlook, there's one more steep and rocky climb, which small dogs or children may have difficulty with. Just beyond the last uphill climb is the overlook at the summit of Peak Mountain. Hikers can take in the views before heading back down to parking for a 2.2-mile out-and-back hike.

Pets: Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Biking: Biking is allowed on this trail.

Parking: Parking can be found next to the trailhead along the side of Newgate Road.

Explore 128 trails near East Granby, CT
  1. Parking

    41.947269, -72.739928
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.94724, -72.739901
  3. Vista

    41.958958, -72.739447
    Vista
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2.2 miles / 3.5 km
Trail added
September 05, 2019
Hiked on
September 05, 2019
Updated on
September 06, 2019
2.2 miles / 3.5 km
September 06, 2019
This trail is just a little over a mile to the outlook with a very steep incline to start and a very rocky incline to end and get to the final outloook. Other that the very beginning and the very end, it's a very relaxed and easy hike. Dogs are absolutely allowed, small dogs may have trouble with the rocks at the end by the outlook. If there has been several day of rain, the very beginning incline can be very slippery and hard to climb. Parking is very easy, recently the town just added a whole extra lane to park, the only problem is when people don't pull straight in, there may be minimal parking; it's a rather popular trail though so you can continue to park down the street and people are very respectful.
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