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I love this trail. The entrance starts at the blue trail... steep incline but easy then tapers off nice and eventually gives you many options to continue your trail. Blue joins with blue/yellow and It also crosses paths with white/carriage path with is a wide partially gravel path that’s a straight shot to summit and beautiful views at lookout.

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!

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1 month ago

beautiful trails and views

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1 month ago

beautiful trails and views

2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

great place for kids

I tried to follow the trail outlined on this app, and ended up missing a few turns, as I got too comfortable following the trail markers. The app course engages multiple trails, so be aware of that. Pink, white, blue, yellow.

I will have to come back and explore the yellow and pink trails a bit more. Those seemed to be the most interesting.

Nice trail. Beautiful views. However, the trails need to be marked better.

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4 months ago

Had a great hike. Dog also liked it

Great place.

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6 months ago

I recommend parking at the Spring St lot. My major gripe with this place is between the parking lot and the summit of Lookout Mountain (the view) the park is very popular and therefore littered with broken glass and lots of foot traffic. I suggest veering right off of the white trail toward the pink trail for a bit more of a challenging and secluded route. After reaching the summit of Lookout Mountain venture beyond the viewpoint onto the yellow trail (which starts in the treeline 180° from the view on Lookout Mountain) toward the summit of Case Mountain. Eventually you will turn left onto the Yellow/Blue trail if you wish to head to the summit of Case. This leads you to a more remote and quiet area of the park, with interesting rock ledge formations, ascents, decents, traversing near large boulders and overhanging rocks, and squeezing through narrow walls created by tall boulders on either side of the trail. This is probably my favorite trail of all in the park. Overall difficulty is easy, there are no scrambles, no very steep grades, the only risky dropoff comes shortly after joining the yellow trail, as it intersects and follows a 30-40 ft high cliff face and eventually descends down a more gradual part as the ledge meets the hillside. There are some rocky areas and clearly some gradual elevation gain, but it never manages to phase me much (205 lbs 6'0").

Would recommend exploring all of the trails offered here, it may not be difficult or the best views, but it is a beautiful and interesting landscape.

Started from the Spring St. lot and went straight up to the top via the white and pink trails. Gorgeous view from the summit...lucky to get a cool, cloudless day my first time out! Continued down the pink trail and onto yellow-red for a while before doubling back. Really beautiful hike, looking forward to making this a regular spot :)

Favorite local trail all year round

The first part entering off of Birch Mtn Rd in Glastonbury was very clear, very well marked (it’s the Shenipsit Tr). Ended up on Case Mtn in Manchester. The returning part of the loop was awful. Got lost multiple times (no marked trails), had to use my phone for the majority of the return trip to ensure I was staying on the “path”. Good thing for a fully charged phone battery. If I do it again, I’ll just stick to the Shenipsit.

easy trail. great views. Falls weren't runny well but other wise a great hike.

Nice hike across a ridge line, not the best views but lots of diverse landscape. I took white to blue, turned around and hooked up with the blue and yellow trail. The blue ad yellow trail was incredibly exciting! The path winded up and down rocky ledges and into some scraggly trees which reminded me of Mirkwood :p There's also a nice view of a pond and benches around the lower points to rest.

Overall great hike! I'll be back to explore some of the other trails that branch off from this location. :)

Couldn't hike the trail- completely overgrown and unmarked.

Boring trail.

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11 months ago

This hike is super easy and offers different trails. You can go straight up to the top or take a more scenic route. The end scenery is great- You see all of hartford and Manchester!
Overall easy and fun to do for beginners. Just keep track of which entrance you came from and the trail you hiked. It's kinda easy to get lost coming down but if you pay attention, you're solid!

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11 months ago

A good trail for the area, well-wooded and several trail options for different hiking needs. From the Spring Street parking lot, go up the paved road on the right, it quickly becomes a dirt trail (The White/Carriage Trail). From there, take Pink up to the summit. Decent inclines. I went up the stone staircase section and did not see any trail blaze on my way up. Summit views are of Hartford and Manchester, can see pretty far on a clear day. Roundtrip took me less than an hour.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Best in the area - less crowded than Talcott Mountain or Sleeping Giant, with lots of different marked and unmarked trails so you can combine routes for a longer outing or take a different route every trip. there is a wider, gravel option (carriage) but also more rocky paths. Yellow & pink trails are my favorites, but blue is good too!

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Monday, June 05, 2017

Great view once you reach the summit. Pretty busy all year round, although everyone is friendly. Dogs are welcomed. Clear paths.

Monday, June 05, 2017

clear trails, lots of options.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Just OK views at the tops

Saturday, April 29, 2017

I love that they have different hiking trails. The waterfalls view absolutely beautiful

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lots of options to vary difficulty. Great extension options if you follow the blue trail to Birch Mountain, or start at Birch Mountain and loop through Case.

Monday, January 02, 2017

a little slippery today but a nice clear day a great view of hartford a pond a waterfall . Temps in the 40s what more could I ask for :) white trail

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Great trail. It has a great uphill start and then levels off. It is always very peaceful.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Not much to it. Downloaded the map.
Started on the blue trailed crossed over to the red "Garnet" trail , which went nowhere. Crossed back to the blue/white trail and again just went nowhere. Went about 4 miles with no views, sites, direction. Should of just went out to the woods behind my house.
At least the day was nice.

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