Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
  • Snowmobile
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Trails are colored based on popularity. The more popular a trail is, the more red. Less popular trails trend towards green.
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      The 11-ACRE Ballahack Preserve was donated to the East Haddam Land Trust in the early 1990s. The preserve has varied terrain of wetland and upland hardwood habitats. There is a healthy understory of mountain laurel which flowers in
      mid-June. In the fall, witch hazel blossoms can be seen and in the winter, there are lovely views of Bashan Lake.
      Parking - Cul-de-sac google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 24, 2019


      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      2,119 ft
      Total Descent Distance
      1,391 ft
      Total Descent
      89 ft
      Total Vertical
      77 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      498 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Ballahack Preserve Mountain Biking Trails

      Ballahack Trail

      Ballahack Preserve Mountain Bike Routes

      Ride or Stride Gravel
      36 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      • 0 rides
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 1 rides

      Activity Feed

      PlumbBobMaddtrailBallahack Trail
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 8:35pm
      Sep 5, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      Olde Field Preserve 21.1 km
      Sabine Reserve 51.1 km
      Harris Reserve 41.3 km
      PeGus's Path Preserve 11.4 km
      Gelson Easement 71.7 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike12,119 ft89 ft1,391 ft79 ft
      Hike12,119 ft89 ft1,391 ft79 ft
      Trail Running12,119 ft89 ft1,391 ft79 ft
      • By PlumbBobM TRAILFORKS HCH Map Team & contributors
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