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Birch Mountain Rd. Blue & Yellow Trail Loop (Hike Level- Moderate)

  • Apr 27, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Hike Level:  Moderate, Single Track, Some Hills, Stream Crossings

Hike Start Location: Case Pond Lot, on Birch Mountain Rd. Manchester

Hike Start Time:  10:00 AM

Hike Distance:  3.0 Miles

Hike Duration:  About 2 hours

Water on Trail For Dogs:  YES- But bring some for your dog to be safe

The Hike: We will be hiking the Blue and Yellow trail (Shenipsit trail) off Birch Mountain Road in Manchester. This hike starts off with a gentle climb on the white trail. Then we turn on to the Blue trail and follow this to the summit of Lookout Mountain. Enjoy the view if its a clear day, then follow the blue trail until it meets up with the Blue and White trail and turn on to the Yellow trail. This trail has a variety of terrain on it, from flat single track to one spot with a really steep decent. Then it levels out a bit. We will meet up with the Carriage trail which is flat and wide and slops down hill back to the Case Pond lot and end of hike.

This is a nice hike and will get your heart pumping!


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Direction to Case Pond Lot Manchester, CT

From the south take 91N to 84E to 384E

From the north take either 91S to 84E to 384E or take 291S to 84W/384E

From the west take 84E to 384E

From the east take 84W to 384E

Take Exit 4, "Highland Street"
Stop sign at end of ramp. Take left and then a right at traffic light on to highland street.. Highland park market will be across the street.

Follow highland street and take first right after you go under the bridge on to Birch Mountain Road. The Case Pond Lot is on your right just after you turn on to Birch Mountain Road.


If you are going to be late or need directions you can reach me at:

[masked] ~ [masked]

See you on the trails,




Our leaders work to ensure a safe environment at all activities.  While safety is a priority, Manchester Dog Owners Group, Inc. (MDOG) has no control over the condition of the trails.   Hikers hike at their own risk.  MDOG shall not be held liable for any damage(s) hikers or their dogs incur while at an MDOG organized event/activity (including, but not limited to, MDOG Hikes).  All hikes are organized as a group.  MDOG asks all individuals to stay with the group.  MDOG shall not be held responsible for hikers/dogs who become lost.  Hikes may be steep or have difficult terrain.  New hikers should consult a physician before starting any exerting activities.  MDOG reserves the right to discern if a dog should be leashed and owners (group or individual) may be asked to do so.  Owners should be aware of any property laws for hikes and are responsible for any and all fines and damage(s) incurred by themselves and/or their dog(s).


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  • Rae L

    My sincere apologies for missing this hike... I was truly looking forward to it, but I broke my hip on April 12th and have been in rehab until yesterday. I hope to heal soon and join future meetups. Without having internet access, I was unable to cancel. I hope I didn't take the place of someone who wanted to go but couldn't because it was full... it was unavoidable.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Marta

    Zoee and I had a great time! Thank you for organizing this hike, it was beautiful and it got your heart going. Great exercise for both the dogs and their human companions.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Raven and I had a great time! She especially like romping around with Oliver on the trek back to the parking lot. Thanks to Grace for helping me find Raven. We'll be back--better prepared and better behaved ;)

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone for a great day! Looking forward to more adventures!

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Grace S.

    What a gorgeous hike day! and an excited mini mob to hike with :) Keep your ears up for some new, exciting options on future hikes. Hope all our fur friends are nice n tuckered out for a lil bit - enjoy the afternoon~

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Alysia D.

    I'm so excited to see our hiking season is off to a good start. GREAT JOB ROGER & GRACE! t

    2 · April 27, 2013

  • Alysia D.

    For anyone interested, I will be bringing along tickets for the Taste of Manchester. The event is a great way to have a good time and support MDOG too! Tickets are $20 each. Visit for more info about the event and I'll be at the hike with schnauzers and tickets. :)

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Alysia D.

    I can RSVP to this is already full but I will be there

    April 12, 2013

  • Beth Goodsmith M.

    Bandit and I are sorry to miss the April hikes. Hopefully we can make it next month.

    April 6, 2013

  • Tanja

    I have a Basenji/Pit mix who has gone on these hikes before and loved them. I also have a boxer/bulldog mix that would love to come. Looking forward to it! :)

    1 · April 4, 2013

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