Explore the most popular trails near Manchester with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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I love the this place me and husband go all the time.

hiking
15 days ago

Hard! Rocks! Great ups and downs!

Very confusing markings are not very good not a lot of elevation but good for a long distance hike or short

I would consider this a flat walk not a hike. Nothing special to see or do. Very noisy and smelly place ( city dump near by).

trail running
1 month ago

Went out with my husband this morning.

Pros: it's easy to get to, parking is ample, there are many options available to take with a variety of easy/hard, the trails are marked well, and everyone on the trail was kind.

Cons: I actually can't think of any.

1 month ago

the trail markings and maps are extremely confusing because there are different parcels abutting each other and there is not a single map for the whole area. but there are some very nice sections of this home and a great view of Hartford from the easy to access summit

Don’t bother following this route, just do some research and choose a colored trail to stick to (pink, blue, yellow). I tried following and it jumped around too much. The route ends in the middle of the blue trail, and has you head back. Next time I go I will pick a color and stick to it. Nice trails, easy terrain.

nice trail

trail running
5 months ago

Ideal for point A-B trail runs. Hoping it lives up to its name and I spot some wild hops.

had a wonderful walk. great for bikes or walking. bring big spray though.

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.

It was easy, mostly flat. Saw a bunch of deer which was surprising considering how close to the highway you are.

hiking
6 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!

hiking
6 months ago

beautiful trails and views

hiking
6 months ago

beautiful trails and views

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 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.

I ride my bike here all the time! Great rail path for biking, running, snowshoeing, and strollin’. Great scenery all around you, and cool off-shoots into the Valley Falls Park trails. It can be high traffic around the parking lot areas, but there’s nice quiet stretches in between.

hiking
9 months ago

Had a great hike. Dog also liked it

Great place.

hiking
11 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.

hiking
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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 :)

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Started at the Vernon side of the trail this time. Awesome ride!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Favorite local trail all year round

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, September 07, 2017

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. :)

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