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Mattabesett Trail

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The Mattabesett Trail is a part of the New England National Scenic Trail that winds through central Connecticut.


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Map Key

63.0

Miles

101.5

KM

94%

Runnable

887' 270 m

High

127' 39 m

Low

6,499' 1,981 m

Up

6,661' 2,030 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

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Need to Know

Mattabesett Trail is part of the New England Trail, which is part of the National Trail System.

Rapid gunfire may be heard from the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden, located at the foot of the southern summit of Mount Higby.

Description

This is a CFPA blue-blazed trail.

This trail ranges in difficulty from an easy run to a few steep scrambles. Several sections provide viewpoints. Mount Higby's northern and southern summits provide views of the Hanging Hills and the town of Meriden. Caution should be exercised on the ridge sections, as runners have perished from falls along this trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Sarah McKee with improvements by Luke AT

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

#1

in Meriden

#9089

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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#1

in Meriden

#42

in Connecticut

#9,089

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The trail follows a really nice tunnel through the trees.
Jun 24, 2017 near Middletown, CT
Spooky trees near the shore of the pond.
Nov 22, 2018 near Durham, CT
Millers Pond at the far end from the parking lot. Very peaceful.
Nov 22, 2018 near Durham, CT
Bear Rock
Jul 18, 2020 near Durham, CT
Strolling along the west side of the lake in Giuffrida Park.
Dec 25, 2015 near Meriden, CT

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