Connecticut State Parks Journeys: Talcott Mountain and Heublein Tower

My kid gang and I tackled Talcott Mountain State Park this week and I loved this hike. It was a bit of an effort to get to the top but well worth the exertion. Rightfully labeled a moderate hike because of the consistent upward hill the first 15-20 minutes. The kids and I haven’t hiked in Connecticut since I injured my knee back in January so this was a good hike to ease us back in for the summer.

The journey was about 30 minutes to the top (on the wide main trail), we stayed up there about 20 minutes, walking around the tower, and then took about 40 to go back down, admiring the view along the way on the blue trail. You can only get to the tower by hiking there, you have to put in the workout!

Heublein Tower is a gorgeous piece of architecture!
Along the main patch this stretch of rock formations catches your eye!

The views!

The feeling of freedom over a vast land

Happy summer hiking!

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