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!
For directions visit http://recreation.townofmanchester.org/Case...
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:
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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).