Hike the Metacomet, Blue, and Yellow Loop

Meriden, Connecticut

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Details

Distance

4.5 miles

Elevation Gain

976 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Chandler Anderson

Mine Island brings spectacular exploration, don't forget to share your treasure!

Start from the Castle Craig road entrance. Walk until you're greeted by a beautiful reservoir. You'll notice the strange but beautiful Mine Island in the middle of all this. You'll also notice markers for White Trails and Yellow Trails. The White Trail is an easier/wider trail. The Yellow Trail Cuts through the White Trail which cuts the hike down a little length. You will follow the White/Yellow Trail for1 1/2 miles, gaining about 976 feet throughout. You will have the option to take a left to continue up to Castle Craig or you may take a Right and venture on the Blue Trail. The Blue Trail is a fun ridge trail with panoramic views of  Mine Island and the Hanging Hills. 

Hubbard Park is seasonal you may only drive up to Castle Craig between April-October.

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Features

Fitness
Chillin
Photography
Running
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
ADA Accessible

Reviews

I find a new place to explore every time I come here.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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