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Take the green trail top the top... see the cacti...

Was less populated so I would suggest taking someone with you! Great trail, would hike again.

9 days ago

Great a trail! Just make sure you where proper shoes. Fairly easy trail to walk with proper footware. Trail markers can be a little confusing so pay attention, lots of little side trials.

nice trail

Nice trail that is interesting; good for beginners or those looking for a fun easy hike.

walking
21 days ago

Actually boring. The cave is closed so there is really nothing to see.

I agree with previous comments, not difficult at all. Summit view was beautiful.

hiked it with my dog today awesome

Is there such a fee to walk $5 when it use to be free.
I'm not impressed what so ever.

hiking
1 month ago

Echoing everyone, especially Matthew’s review. I did all the trail and the loop. One of my new favorites! The trail, especially on the nature loop and carters, was only a foot wide, if that. It fits the natural contours and landscape. Beautiful!
The history made it unique.

Very good workout. We walked whole loop and enjoyed most of it. We were attacked by flies by Bear Swamp Lake. It was so many of them that we almost ran.

Beautiful views, and great hike..

My pups 1st walk & she had a blast in the lake & river

Not for the faint of heart

❤️Great for an easy to moderate hike. Perfect place to take your dog

hiking
1 month ago

A good, challenging (at times) trail. A little confusing returning to the parking lot. Perhaps more signage would help. Don't forget the bug spray.

Trail mark colors need to be marked on the AllTrails map.
Moderate hike, nice scenery, can swim in the lake.
Trail is marked well. But some sections of the trail had trees fallen. This needs to be cleaned up.
Flies everywhere.

Solid hike, decent views and a cool cave. Nothing too crazy but enjoyable.

hiking
2 months ago

Very unique place. After a brief walk from the trail head you reach the furnace area. You can either check it out immediately - which I did - or leave it for the end of the loop. There are signs explaining the history of the site and the iron mining operation that once existed there. The furnace is pretty impressive. After that I headed back up to the blue-blazed Donkey Trail and continued to follow it gradually uphill until I reached the yellow-blazed "nature trail" - a nice diversion with lots of beautiful mountain laurel in bloom. That eventually hooks back up with the blue trail and continues gradually uphill until you come to the first of the mine entrances, closed up. At that point you have the choice to either continue on the blue trail or take the unmarked trail that leads up into the hills - that's what I did. Eventually that too spits you back out onto the blue trail near the last of the bat cages. If you just continue around the blue loop you eventually start going downhill to Hodge Road and that leads you back to the Furnace. But if you are adventurous you can also add the 2-mile Carter Trail (red). It's worth it - a sea of ferns, lots more mountain laurel and some nice elevation rises. All told the route I took was 7.2 miles. If you like nice shady hikes with some history and natural beauty this is a good choice.

trail running
2 months ago

Loved this park!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

just ok. wide open trails, not much elevation change. view of Hartford is nice. the case mountain park however is much larger than this trail, and a little research will show miles of trails all the way to the gay city park and beyond

Great hike for a short afternoon out with the dog or kids. Some trails are harder than others and a great view at the top!

3 months ago

Perfect!

3 months ago

awesome hike! did today with Cubscouts. they had a blast checking out the mines, bag caves, and furnace sites! ranged on age from 5 to 9 and they all did wonderful.

Options for short or longer walks. Gorgeous! You would never know it’s so close to the city. Went on a Tuesday afternoon , quiet. Can only imagine what it might be like on the weekend. Watch your footing for roots and mud but otherwise very gentle.

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful trails and views

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful trails and views

4 months ago

I love to run the trails at Case! Great exercise and fun hike for beginners!

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