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Mansfield Hollow Lake Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mansfield Center, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.8 mi Elevation gain 505 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Fishing Hiking Paddle sports Beach Lake Views Wildlife
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Getting There

Parking is small and will allow up to 30 trucks/trailers.

The main road to use to access the boat launch area is Route 6 East in Chaplin,CT.

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Dan Brehant
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Dan Brehant
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lex martin
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Dan Brehant
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Dan Brehant
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Dan Brehant
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Axel Rodriguez
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Axel Rodriguez
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Lindsay Hilliard
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HikingBugsOff trail

This trail is not intuitive to follow and would have gotten lost without this app; even with the app it was still hard to follow. Couldn’t do the whole loop due to lack of trails and no pathway to cross busy rod

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Alit Bedik
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HikingOff trail

Not sure who came up with that loop but the trail doesn’t exist. Not a great hike.

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Corey Greathouse
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Tuesday June 9th 2020. 8-10am. Saw 2 ppl and 1 dog on a leash. Maybe 20 cars at the boat ramp but plenty of space for parking still. Took the yellow trail. Well marked but a lot of spur trails to keep you guessing. A lot of bird chirping to be heard throughout the trail. Could hear an occasional car passing, but wasnt bothersome by any means. Mostly wide and clear paths. I would say easy to moderate. Elevations were short up and down, so not very strenuous.

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Molly Olsen
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It was 6 miles

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Darcey Fuller
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This was one of the most enjoyable hikes I have had in a while...large river, beautiful lake, Brooks, scrambles, and a great mix of shade and sun. It is not without a few hiccups. there is a place where the trail is washed out into the lake, so you need to find the path again, and you do have to cross the road/highways three different times. But I still loved it!

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Garet Bender
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Mountain biking

We took blue to yellow. Yellow was less steep and better for biking, beautiful views.

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K T
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This is listed on the map as the Yellow Blazed trail

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Chuck Nelson
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good place to self isolate. lot more people than normal but a nice mostly alone hike

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Andrew Casey-Clyde
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HikingOff trail

Good trail overall. There are a couple sections where you have to walk along the highway for a few hundred feet, but for the most part it’s a nice, easy trail through the woods.

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Oksana Lagno
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Map is wrong. There is no way to cross the road but it’s shown on a trail

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Kristen Scopino
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HikingBugs

A nice and easy longish trail! It's overall well marked, you just have to know if you want to be on blue or yellow if you are doing the larger loop (transitions at the mini steel bridge) and look carefully at road crossings. Pretty buggy today, but it just rained!

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Kendra Harris
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Very nice there is quite a lot of horse poop so be careful with dogs in case yours likes to roll in it.

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Amber Hopps
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HikingMuddySnow

Very nice trail but EXTREMELY ICY and muddy. Be very careful

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Angela Barrette
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John Tiberio
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Me and my 9 year old daughter hiked the blue trail on a Monday morning. We had a great time. Trails are clearly marked. We will definitely return.

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Raymond Neal
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big area with tons of trails and other fun things to do.

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Kelli Guerrette Shrewsbury
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Beautiful hike, ran into a couple horseback riders, great surprise!

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Amanda Franklin
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nice hike around

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Michelle Marlow
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Secluded on weekdays; good for an easy fall walk

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Roger Barthelet
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My grandson and I hiked the Nipmuck (Blue Trail), and the Yellow Trail today that led us around Mansfield Hollow Lake. The Boat launch area off of Basset Bridge Rd is a great place to park to start your hike. Maps of the area are easily found if you Google Mansfield Hollow State Park Trail Map. The trails themselves are well kept and very well marked, including signs with arrows for those easy to miss turns in the trail. It is a relatively easy hike that takes you around the lake through wooded areas. It is a great place to take the family for a picnic and then enjoy the trails and the lake. I enjoy the solitude of the woods. On this hike, we crossed roads, athletic fields, and then more roads. It is a nice hike that is best saved for the summer months or in the fall when the leaves are changing.

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