Hiking Mt Higby - Mattabesett Trail

Along the Mattabesett Trail - Mt Higby
Along the Mattabesett Trail - Mt Higby

The Mattabesett Trail is a 50 mile long Blue Blazed Trail in New Haven, Hartford, and Middlesex Counties. A major portion of this trail is a leg of the New England National Scenic Trail (NET).

The Section that includes Mt Higby is the final section of the Mattabesett where it joins with The Metacomet Trail. Mt Higby is a 2 mile long ridge that is part of the Metacomet Traprock Ridgeline. There are several reservoirs at the base of the Ridge. The hike is relatively easy, but does include three mountaineering rated climbs.

Along the Mattabesett Trail - Mt Higby
Along the Mattabesett Trail - Mt Higby

Mt Higby is a pleasant walk in Autumn. This portion of the trail is popular and well tread. People come for the commanding views of the Quinnipiac Valley. You will be able to spot the CT Police academy below. Also, There is a birds eye view of the Suzio Quarry which crushes basalt rock which  is used as fine aggregate in ready mix concrete. Crushed basalt is also spun into fibers and used for ceiling tiles.

Enjoy the walk!

Mattabesett Blue Blazed Trail - Mt Higby Section

COUNTY: New Haven


LOWEST ELEVATION: 212FT above sea level
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 876FT above sea level

Directions and Trail Map

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Address for your GPS: 600 Country Club Road, Middletown CT
| Coordinates: N41.566198,W072.720885 |
From Bridgeport40 Minutes
From New Haven30 Minutes
From Hartford20 Minutes
From New London45 Minutes
From Providence1.5 Hours
From New York2 Hours