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Heublein Tower from Reservoir 6

Intermediate
 4.2 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An alternate trail to Heublein Tower, avoiding the busy trails.


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Map Key

6.6

Miles

10.6

KM

Out and Back

965' 294 m

High

416' 127 m

Low

717' 219 m

Up

717' 219 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Reservoir gate is closed during the night.

Overview

Heublein Tower is a prominent and popular destination in central Connecticut. The most popular route is from the parking area at Talcott Mt. State Park on Rt 185. This hike is longer but less crowded. Bring a picnic, as there are tables at the top and the tower is open in season.

Description

Park at Reservoir 6 lot on Rt 44. Follow the Metacomet Trail along Reservoir Road to the north side of the reservoir. The Metacomet Trail leaves the road and goes up the hill into the woods. The trail follows old woods roads and climbs gradually.

The trail crosses a power line and soon comes to the paved access road to the tower. Follow the blue-blazed trail to the cliff outlook or take the road directly to the tower and picnic area.

Once you have enjoyed the views and your picnic, simply return to the trailhead via the way you came.

History & Background

Gilbert Heublein made A-1 steak sauce and Smirnoff vodka. He built the tower as a castle for his fiancé. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Shared By:

William Cook with improvements by Jose Miguel Pasini

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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Heublein Tower
Jan 1, 2019 near Weatogue, CT
Heublein Tower
Dec 29, 2020 near Weatogue, CT

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Oct 23, 2019
Wesley Hurd
Great weather today. View from the tower was excellent. Sturdy hiking boots are a must. Rock scrambles are extra slippery due to wet leaves. Defini… 6mi — 2h 52m
Feb 17, 2019
Nick Rondinone
Snow well packed down. 6.6mi