5 miles
Distance
884 ft
Climb
-1,039 ft
Descent
00:36:14
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Penwood State Park
    Bloomfield, Connecticut
  • Ref Number
    BlueBlaze
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Hiking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
  • Land Manager

Enjoy the 800-acre Penwood State Park, donated by Curtis Veeder in 1944, beautifully forested with mature growth trees. Glacial erratics and wildflowers abound on this trail section. Penwood has various side trails and old roads for further exploration. A set of old CCC stone steps still exist, as does the site of the former Veeder family cabin. Stop at Lake Louise and visit the observation platform or climb up and enjoy the view from The Pinnacle.

Disclaimer

Foot traffic only

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Metacomet Trail / NET CT 18 hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -155 ft
  • Altitude min
    281 ft
  • Altitude max
    730 ft
  • Altitude start
    435 ft
  • Altitude end
    282 ft
  • Grade
    -0.5%
  • Grade max
    -45.3%
  • Grade min
    47.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,536 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:26
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Trail Conditions
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Metacomet Trail... Trail Reports

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      Jan 7, 2021 @ 4:13pm
      Jan 7, 2021
      reporter Four large blow-downs reported to trail steward.
      Sep 9, 2020 @ 12:20pm
      Sep 9, 2020
      Big Black Bear on Metacomet trail by Taj Mahal
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 7:51am
      Jul 13, 2020
      Oct 29, 2019 @ 4:45pm
      Oct 29, 2019
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 11:17am
      Sep 3, 2019
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