Hop River State Park Trail

Hop River State Park Trail, Connecticut

Distance11.8mi
Elevation Gain325ft
Trailhead Elevation253ft
Top340ft
Elevation Min/Max253/340ft
Elevation Start/End253/253ft

Hop River State Park Trail

Hop River State Park Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Tolland County, Connecticut. It is within Hop River State Park Trail. It is 11.8 miles long and begins at 253 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 325 feet. The Cemetery (Long Hill Road) cemetery, the Andover Congregational Church place of worship, and the Andover Post Office 06232 post office can be seen along the trail.

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Best Rail Trails New England (Falcon Guides)
Cynthia Mascott
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"Located within a half-hour’s drive of the city of Hartford, the Hop River Trail offers a rugged hiking or mountain-biking experience through central Connecticut woodlands, with several small towns and a state park along the way." Read more

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7/13/2018
I enjoy biking here. It is a great rail path, well-maintained for biking, running, snowshoeing, and walking. There's great scenery all around, and several options for Valley Falls Park trails. It can be trafficky around the parking lot areas but there’s still peace and quiet to be found. It is a generally smooth ride but gets a bit rocky sometimes.
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8/30/2005
I traveled this trail about 5 or 6 years ago with my three youngest children. It was fun then as it is now. I found it to be better marked and better traveled, trails easy to find. It really starts in manchester on colonial rd. The trail is gradual up hill going east and has two parts that are trap rock each about 1/8 mile long. Not for road bikes. In Andover you must get off the bike go down a steep bank cross a road and back up the other side. It is well used by bikers, walkers, runners. I'll be back.
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7/8/2002
I bike this trail regularly between Columbia and Manchester. Some beautiful views and secluded trails, mostly cool and shaded. Columbia/Andover is grab-bag of dirt, crushed rock, gravel/trap rock, and some large (difficult) trap rock, with width varying from narrow to moderate and some wet areas; Coventry/Bolton is wider, dirt and gravel; Vernon is generally wider, crushed gravel and compacted sand/dirt - very nice; Manchester end is narrow and more of a dirt path. Dangers: some big drop-offs on the sides, at least one bridge out (can work around), some mud, some exposed tracks and bigger rocks. Gradual incline, crests at Bolton Notch.
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Dec 2018