Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Short Mountain, CT
Trails: Metacomet Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the pavilion in the Sam DiPietro Grove behind Timberlin Golf Course. Plenty of parking for many cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All stream crossings are bridged. Thank an Eagle Scout 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Main sections of the Metacomet are in great shape, a couple of blow downs on the double back.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs run here often, and there are many local dog walkers in the Grove. Although we didn't run into them today, coyotes are often in the vicinity 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Went for a quick loop up and over Short Mountain. We left the Grove on the Blue Red trail heading south from the pavilion which joins the main Metacomet (blue blaze) in a short distance. From there the trail ascends thru a nice forest with some interesting minor cliffs rising to climbers right. The blazed trail has an easily missed split to the right where the old trail section takes a more direct route to the ridge line. Once on the ridge, there are sections of trail that hug some significant cliffs making for an exciting stretch with fine views to the south and west, particularly now with the leaves down. On the shoulder of Short Mountain the trail turns North and again hugs some very large cliffs with excellent views to the West. Rather than descend the challenging section that drops to Millbrook Lane, we stayed high on the unmarked trail doubling back toward Upper Hart Pond and the Green trail and and back on the trail which runs just above the Grove road to the Pavilion. Was a quiet morning and we didn't run into any other parties.  
Name: Jo-Kah 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-19 
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