May 24, 2018
This is an expansive area with multiple trails of varying length, and challenge. Some of the trails are clearly marked, many are not at all. It's probably best if you go with someone who has been here before. You could probably spend an entire season here, and still not be completely familiar with it. The good news is that both NEMBA and local bike shops tend to have group rides here most weeks from spring through fall.
When people refer to "Case" they don't just refer to the mountain itself, but the open land all the way south past Municipal, Edmund Gorman, and Coop Rd open spaces, Konsgscut Trust, and Buckingham Reservoir, all the way to Hebron Avenue. In fact, you can also cross Birch Mountain Road and ride down into Gay City State park, and continue on to Black Ledge Falls, all on trail, in the event you still haven't found enough here for you. That's how expansive this area is.
If you can't wait to ride with a group, or love riding solo, I suggest you start at the north just off Rte 534 at the Case Pond lot and work your way around there using care to not get lost, or start at the south off Hebron and take the first dirt road just off Coop road, park, and ride to and around Buckingham Reservoir and trails near there, paying attention to your surroundings. Getting 15 miles in here and lost could really ruin your day.
West Hartford Resovoir