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Mattabesett Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

61.6 mile 99.1 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 6,427' 1,959 m
Descent: -6,589' -2,008 m
High: 887' 270 m
Low: 121' 37 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Sarah McKee

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

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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.

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

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