COVID-19: At REI, we encourage you to get outside responsibly. Stay local, avoid recreational travel, practice social distancing and check ahead for area and facility closures. Learn More
Trail Run Project Logo

Heublein Tower from Reservoir 6

Intermediate

Trail

6.6 mile 10.6 kilometer out and back
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 717' 219 m
Descent: -717' -219 m
High: 965' 294 m
Low: 416' 127 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

An alternate trail to Heublein Tower, avoiding the busy trails.

William Cook

Features Views

Reservoir gate is closed during the night.

Overview

Heublein Tower is a prominent and popular destination in central Connecticut. The most popular route is from the parking area at Talcott Mt. State Park on Rt 185. This run is longer but less crowded. Bring a picnic, as there are tables at the top and the tower is open in season.

Runner Notes

The trail follows a wide path along the Western shore of the reservoir. After it leaves this path and starts climbing, at times it follows what looks like a dry river bed. This can be very muddy at times.

Description

Park at Reservoir 6 lot on Rt 44. Follow the Metacomet Trail along Reservoir Road to the north side of the reservoir. The Metacomet Trail leaves the road and goes up the hill into the woods. The trail follows old woods roads and climbs gradually.

The trail crosses a power line and soon comes to the paved access road to the tower. Follow the blue-blazed trail to the cliff outlook or take the road directly to the tower and picnic area.

Once you have enjoyed the views and your picnic, simply return to the trailhead via the way you came.

History & Background

Gilbert Heublein made A-1 steak sauce and Smirnoff vodka. He built the tower as a castle for his fiancé. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.

Rate This Run

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Run

Check In

Check-Ins

Apr 20, 2019
Kyle Abraham
6.2mi — 1h 34m
Mar 24, 2019
Kyle Abraham
6.3mi — 1h 28m

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 4 votes

#2949

Overall
  4.0 from 4 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Run Rankings

#13

in Connecticut

#2,949

Overall
190 Views Last Month
1,560 Since Dec 11, 2018
Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%

Photos

Heublein Tower
Jan 1, 2019 near Weatogue, CT

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running