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Talcott Mountain State Park

Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT
+1 860-424-3200
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Don't Minimize - The View is Great, The Hike is Hard

Despite several reviews that say this is "easy" hike. That should be modified to "if you are young... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hartford, Connecticut
Fantastic view

Easy hike for all ages and levels of athleticism. Great view at the top and the entire valley is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT
+1 860-424-3200
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank RedVegMag
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Easy hike for all ages and levels of athleticism. Great view at the top and the entire valley is visible. A must do hike in the area.

Thank Alex_Flibb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a great short hike for almost all ages. If you can hike, do it! In the spring it may be a bit muddy, so wear good shoes. In the summer, the view may be hazy. In the fall, the trees are a riot...More

1  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Nice walk up , steep , plan on a minimum of an hour for quick hike to view . 2 hours to the tower. Nice veiws and flowers , old stone oven / BBQ. Picnic area , bathrooms at top.

Thank 277Maggie2015
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Accessible, interesting and something new to learn about the Hartford region. Will definitely go back for the fall foliage.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There is a short climb to reach the ridge than it level to the Tower. When Its open you can climb the stairway to the top for 360 degree view of the Farmington Valley

Thank mmeischeid
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We enjoyed our hike and loved the views when we reached the summit. We were fascinated by the house that was built on the mountain. Very interesting.

Thank Felix B
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The hike to the tower is relatively easy and suitable for most everyone. The views from the tower are spectacular! On a clear day you can easily see as far as Springfield, MA

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 29 January 2017

One of the nicest hikes with spectacular views of the Farmington River Valley First part is very steep. Go in the Fall season, never after wet weather, lots of mud.

Thank Victor B
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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