Emily D. on West Hartford Reservoir #6 Trail
Very flat trail. Good for running
Lately there has been mass destruction on the powerline stretch of the reservoir. Heavy equipment was brought in to destroy beautiful fields, trees and mountain laurel. Management has destroyed this trail, hopefully it will recover in 5 to 10 years. This used to be a great spot.
The trail is flat and wide, making it very popular among runners and dog walkers. It was nice looking out over the water and seeing the Hartford skyline. There were dozens of geese hanging about too. Mud seemed to be a problem in quite a few places, but I imagine that can change with the seasons. The path hugs the road and passes the water treatment plant, so you won't get a real nature vibe, but it's easy to tack on a trip up Talcott Mountain and get more of a woodland feel.