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Best trails in Manchester

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Looking for a great trail near Manchester, Connecticut? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Talcott Mountain State Park or Wadsworth Falls State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve or Hubbard Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 24 easy trails in Manchester ranging from 0.6 to 20.6 miles and from 68 to 784 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Manchester
Top trails (28)
#1 - Case Mountain Trail
Case Mountain Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h
Case Mountain provides several trails for hiking and mountain biking. At the summit, is a fantastic view of the Hartford skyline and the whole CT river valley-particularly awesome at sunset. The ascShow more
#2 - White and Pink Trail Loop
Case Mountain Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
White and Pink Trail Loop is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Manchester, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily Show more
#3 - Laurel Marsh Trail
Manchester, Connecticut
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Laurel Marsh Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Manchester, Connecticut that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#4 - Case Mountain via Spring Street Loop
Case Mountain Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 53 m
Case Mountain via Spring Street Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Manchester, Connecticut that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and is priShow more
#5 - Case Mountain Pink Loop
Case Mountain Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 58 m
Case Mountain Pink Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Manchester, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilShow more
#6 - Lookout via White and Shenipsit Trail Loop
Case Mountain Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Lookout via White and Shenipsit Trail Loop is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Manchester, Connecticut that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levelsShow more
#7 - Porter Reservoir Dam and White Blaze Loop
Porter/Howard Reservoir Passive Recreation Area
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Porter Reservoir Dam and White Blaze Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Manchester, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilyShow more
#8 - Case Mountain Loop via Birch Mountain Rd Entrance
Case Mountain Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Case Mountain Loop via Birch Mountain Rd Entrance is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Manchester, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skiShow more
#9 - Charter Oak Greenway
Manchester, Connecticut
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
As of July 2020, there are trail closures about halfway through. There are many entrances to this greenway as it intersects roads crossing Manchester. Show more
#10 - Case Mountain via Shenipsit Trail
Case Mountain Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 56 m
Case Mountain via Shenipsit Trail is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Manchester, Connecticut that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, wShow more
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