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Worth the hike!

A blustery and chilly day, a couple of school buses of young teenagers, a bit of a climb with lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia B
Gorgeous view!!

Moderate hike with awesome view at the top. Well maintained park with picnic benches. Hike is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, Connecticut
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The one-plus mile walk to the tower is well worth the hike. The view from the top of the hill is great, but the 360 view from the tower is fabulous (on a clear day). Not to be done in high heels or with a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A blustery and chilly day, a couple of school buses of young teenagers, a bit of a climb with lots of overlook spots for pictures . It was well worth the time and effort and the stone castle/home at the top was such a treat....More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moderate hike with awesome view at the top. Well maintained park with picnic benches. Hike is little bit steep initially after that it’s easy to climb. Tower was gorgeous and worth the climb. One of the best place to see the sunset.

Thank vinnyro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in shape this is a pleasant round trip walk up and back of about an hour. Take the time to watch the informational historical video at the top. Beautiful day, nice fresh air walk.

1  Thank drelizabeth
Reviewed August 20, 2018

In Avon for a wedding, we were surprised to see this odd looking tower rising above the tree line. A quick search online and we discovered it was the Heublein Tower in Talcott Mountain State Park. It was easy to park at the trail head...More

Thank RicknAnn_1928
Reviewed August 13, 2018

a well-known destination for many, have done this walk for years, even when my children were young! picnic lunch or wine can cheese at the top, views are great- and it there are hang gliders, you can be entertained as well!

Thank mtdjef
Reviewed August 9, 2018

It was my first hike and very steep at the start but there are benches to rest. It gets easier as you ascend and the reward is the beautiful view of the Connecticut River Valley when you reach the top. Heublein Tower is impressive but...More

2  Thank johnatod
Reviewed July 23, 2018

A little steep at the beginning, but then manageable with great views at the top and then the historic "castle" at the top with 360 views; just check ahead on when the mansion is open.

1  Thank rodlewis12
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I found this trail on a hiking app and it far exceeded my expectations! It is a good workout with a decent incline to the top, but not too rugged. The views along the ridge are beautiful and you can continue on to the Heublein...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Good hike, excellent view during fall (Autumn). Crowded during the Foliage. 1 hr to the top of the mountain and another 20min for the tower if you walk bit fast

Thank chamila k
Reviewed June 11, 2018

The vertical climbs have benches to rest on the way to the tower. There are also flat portions of the path as well as offshoots that allow you to walk along the ridge and see the beautiful views. There is a shooting range nearby and...More

1  Thank Megan S
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Response from marilynrick | Reviewed this property |
leaf peeping sept oct. not great this year but nice place to go anyway. yes there is parting