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Metacomet Bypass Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 257' 78 m
Descent: -37' -11 m
High: 651' 198 m
Low: 402' 123 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by John Taylor

This Metacomet shortcut connects the West Hartford Reservoirs to Penwood State Park without running Talcott Mountain.

John Taylor

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Night running is not allowed here.

Runner Notes

The final singletrack section is very thin and riddled with large roots and small fallen trees.

Description

This trail begins with a thin gravel fire road climb. Once the trail flattens out, it turns to more dirt and rock and fords a stream. The trail then takes a turn left and follows the Powerline Fire Road until Stafford Road, where the trail turns left and becomes a steep and winding singletrack down to Route 185.

Flora & Fauna

Deer and bears are not uncommon.

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