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Case Mountain

Average Rating:    (4.58 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 43

awesome riding - alot of rock gardens - some great single track - very technical
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Latitude
41.7513364038573
Longitude
-72.48607635498047
Trail Directions
84 to 384 take exit 4, right off ramp follow Spring St. over narrow bridge - parking on left.
Trail Length
between 12-17
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Manchester
   


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Review Date
July 20, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Guyechka ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This isn't a "trail" review. How can anyone call Case a "trail"? It's a maze of trails of varying difficulty and length. I've lived about five miles from Case for a year now, and I've ridden and hiked there three or four times a week. Without a doubt, Case is the best place in CT.

Recommended Route:
From Line St parking up to the Carriage road, over to the Shenipsit and down to the high bridge. From there you have a choice of either going up fern or crossing the low bridge and making a shorter loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Uh, maybe Gay City if it weren't full of dog sh*t...



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Review Date
December 31, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Visitors rate this review
3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: edouble ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
this trail is awesome!, i rode it after going to see a uconn game. stayed overnight and called pigiron cycles (great shop!!)for advice on the local trails. they recommended this one. ive rode westwoods and pisgah, also dupont national forest in NC. this trail ranks with them. plenty of technical singletrack, which i love. the climbs are not like those in NC in lenght but some are very technical which will only make you a better rider. i must mention the trails were snow covered when i went so i did plenty of hiking also.

Recommended Route:
call pigiron cycles.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
this the only trail in the area ive ridden. westwoods, which isnt too far, is also awesome.



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Review Date
December 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: rufustopheles ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a confirmation of most of the other reviews (below). Case Mountain has a wide variety of terrain, anything from lung-busting climbs on fire roads to white-knuckle DH to mossy rock gardens.

The trails are pretty well maintained, I often find water bars and small limbs outside off-camber corners. I'd say there's 10-20 miles of riding, spread over miles of mountainous terrain, and it's unlikely you'll ride the same stuff twice -- unless you want to.

The trail markings are pretty good, but it is easy to get turned around a bit [I personally think this is a good thing], so look for maps and plan before you ride if you're on a schedule.

Note on Ratings:

Aerobic/Technical Difficulty I rated in the middle because the terrain at Case Mtn is so varied that you can find nasty climbs and break your frame on drops but there is a lot of rolling singletrack and plenty of variety for all. I rode Case Mtn on a hard-tail for years without suffering too much, and I pound it on a FS rig now.

FYI: I disagree with one reviewer (2001) who whined about crowding. I ride there Sept-Apr and rarely see anybody. Further, I spent 4 hours on Case Mtn in the mist/rain the other day and saw not one other soul. Maybe if you ride midday on the weekend during peak season you'll run into other riders but it's not like you have to wait in a line. One would think that in Southern New England you should factor in population density...

Recommended Route:
Chose your own route, I found maps available at the parking area on Line St (Glastonbury/Manchester town lines).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Blackledge Falls, Gay City State Park.



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Review Date
October 14, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tim ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
just curious if anyone knows where the tricks are set up on Case/Birch mountain. I've heard rumors of seesaws and logs set up...but have never found them



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Review Date
December 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.67 of 5, 6.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Flying Squirl , from Suffield

Summary:
My first time there was this summer. It had been since 1999 that I've ridden "anything"! I took my DH bike and got my cardio ass kicked for the first 30 minutes into the woods. I will be riding like I used to this coming '03 season and will go back to beat the shit outta those trails. From what I've seen I wasn't impressed with tech, but, I also didn't get very far. Should've driven my Baja Bug through instead. In conclusion I can't wait to return and explore. I have built six different MTBikes since then, so I'm sure I can find a trail for each!

Recommended Route:
Don't remember, a friend who frequents gave me the guidance, I just rode.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
West Hartford Res., Penwood and somewhat local is Robinson State Park in Agawam, Mass. (10mins. from home) I can't give a fair rating since I have no real time experience on Case Mtn.



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