Ascent of Talcott Mountain on 2011-08-25

Climber: Edward Earl

Date:Thursday, August 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Talcott Mountain
    Elevation:950 ft / 289 m

Ascent Trip Report

Talcott Mtn typifies the topography of central CT: a series of long N-S trending ridges. Access is through Talcott Mtn State Park from the N on CT-185. I initially tried from US-44 on the S, but private property blocks access from Montevideo Rd.

From CT-185 about 1½ miles E of CT-10, I turned into the park on Summit Ridge Dr. After 0.2 mile I reached the TH which has a large pullout on the R side. I then took the yellow-blazed trail 1.3 miles to the Hublein Tower near the summit. There are some overlooks with good views to the W enroute.

The Hublein Tower is well worth a visit, and you can climb the steps to the top of the tower when staffed (probably only during business hours). The highest ground, however, is a small rockpile ~200 yards S, past some picnic tables and a small communications site.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:465 ft / 141 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:yellow trail
    Trailhead:485 ft / 147 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes

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