Trail name: Case Mountain
Managed by: Town of Manchester
Length: 10 miles
The Case Mountain Recreation Area encompasses approximately 640 acres of combined open space and watershed lands stretching from the Glastonbury town line north to I384 in the southeastern section of Manchester. Trails are maintained by the Manchester Conservation Commission, the Connecticut Forest and Park Association and concerned volunteers. The trail system consists of 7 individual blazed trails, the Carriage Path white blazed fire road, and the Shenipsit blue blazed through trail cover well over 10 miles of varying terrain. Access to the trails provided from 4 trail head locations with parking and kiosks with permanently mounted trails system maps, general trail information and hand-out maps. Hikers should consider the area moderately difficult while mountain bikers will be technically challenged. Motor vehicles of all types are not permitted on trails. The white blazed Carriage Path fire road is the most widely used route to the summit of Lookout Mountain, elevation 744 feet, with panoramic views of the western hills and the skyline of Hartford. This route is directly accessed from the Case Pond or Spring St. trailheads. At a brisk pace, the summit can be reached in 25 minutes. Case Pond provides seasonal licensed fishing and can be accessed from the Carriage Path
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Rules and Regulations
- Use common sense. - Absolutely no motorized vehicles allowed with the exception of battery-powered wheelchairs.- Obey all local trail rules posted at trailheads as well as any state and local laws that apply.- Do not litter, bring a bag, carry out what you carry in.- Use of these trails is at your own risk.- Travel on the right side of trail, except when passing. - When passing on a bike, give a clear and audible signal. - Cyclists and in-line skaters shall yield to all hikers and pedestrians. - When entering or crossing a trail, yield to all users. - Be respectful of wildlife. - Do not trespass onto private property. - Trail users shall use provided crosswalks at intersecting roadways. - Keep pets on leash. Clean up after pets. - Walk against the direction of traffic when walking within the roadway. - Bicyclists should ride with traffic. - Follow all laws pertaining to bicycles and their use. - Bicyclists shall ride in single file within roadway or trail. - Bicyclists and in-line skaters shall wear standard protective gear.