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Cathole Mountain

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Location  Meriden, Connecticut
Mountain type  fault-block; igneous
Prominence  6 m
Age of rock  200 million yrs.
Elevation  157 m
Easiest route  Metacomet Trail
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Parent peak  41° 33' 35"N, 72° 48' 38"W
Coordinates  summit; southern ledge
Parent range  Hanging Hills / Metacomet Ridge
Mountain range  Metacomet Ridge, Hanging Hills
Similar  South Mountain, Lamentation Mountain, Short Mountain, Chauncey Peak, East Peak

Cathole Mountain, 515 feet (157 m), is the lowest peak in the trap rock Hanging Hills of Meriden, Connecticut. The rugged southern ledges of the mountain rise steeply 150 feet (46 m) above the city of Meriden. The mountain is separated from South Mountain by the narrow, rocky Cathole Pass through which Connecticut Route 71 ascends.

Map of Cathole Mountain, Meriden, CT 06451, USA

The mountain consists of two prominences, the southern ledges 341 feet (104 m) and the main peak one mile to the north. The 51 mile Metacomet Trail crosses Cathole Mountain and offers views of Cathole Pass. The cliffs continue south with views over Meriden, but there is no official trail that runs the length of them. Activities enjoyed on the peak include hiking, rock climbing, and in the winter, snowshoeing.

Much of the northern half of the mountain is privately owned.

References

Cathole Mountain Wikipedia


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