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Talcott Mountain State Park

Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT
+1 860-424-3200
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Nice view, lying signs!

Nice but steep walk up to the tower at the top. Almost exactly 1.25 miles as advertised on their... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
flashsam7267
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Nice hike

It’s a great hike. The beginning is a bit steep and rocky, but once you get past that it’s great... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Asilb66
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"farmington valley"
in 16 reviews
"great hike"
in 23 reviews
"heublein tower"
in 31 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 4 reviews
"easy hike"
in 7 reviews
"leashed dogs"
in 3 reviews
"fall season"
in 4 reviews
"yellow trail"
in 6 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 5 reviews
"trail head"
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"short hike"
in 4 reviews
"degree view"
in 5 reviews
"interesting history"
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"picnic tables"
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"water fountain"
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"a small gift shop"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice but steep walk up to the tower at the top. Almost exactly 1.25 miles as advertised on their web site. Parts of the walk get quite steep especially nearer the start of the walk but there are plenty of benches to rest on! Nice...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a great hike. The beginning is a bit steep and rocky, but once you get past that it’s great. The views are amazing.

Thank Asilb66
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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

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Reviewed 14 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
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Reviewed 8 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
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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
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Reviewed 6 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

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Reviewed 31 August 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
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Reviewed 29 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
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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.

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supriya1980
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
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