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      This 201-acre property is located north of I-95, south of Route 184, east of Route 117 and west of Flanders Road. The thin soil on the granite bedrock ridges supports a 44 acre pitch pine-scrub oak barren, one of Connecticut’s largest pitch pine forests. The pitch pine ridge forest is one of Connecticut’s thirteen most imperiled ecosystems. The property features several granite ridges, historic granite quarries, streams, vernal pools, and extensive shrub swamps which are among the most important shrub land habitat for rare moths and butterflies like the buck moth and Gerhard’s underwing.

      Acquired in March of 2017 by the State of Connecticut, this project was funded in part by the Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program and GOSA as the local “cooperator” donated $117,750. Contributions by GOSA came from member donations, community clubs, local organizations, businesses, and local and national foundations.

      The pitch and timber from the Pinus rigida or the pitch pine tree was used for ship building, mine timbers and railroad ties because the wood’s high resin content preserved it from decay. Colonists burned the knots as candles and pine tar and turpentine were extracted.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Tilcon
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: CT DEEP
      Parking google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      State of Connecticut rules of use apply
      Hunting is permitted by the State of Connecticut on this property so be aware and wear appropriate high visibility gear during hunting seasons.
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 9
      • 17

      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 15, 2019
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      28
      Trails Mountain Bike
      28
      Trails Hike
      28
      Trails Trail Running
      28
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      2,131 ft
      Total Vertical
      233 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      312 ft
      Reports
      46
      Photos
      27
      Ridden Counter
      1,554

      Photos of Candlewood Hill Wildlife Management Area Mountain Bike

      33 |
      May 16, 2021 @ 11:39am
      May 16, 2021
      16 |
      Apr 19, 2021 @ 7:53am
      Apr 19, 2021
      34 |
      Feb 5, 2021 @ 10:58am
      Feb 5, 2021
      28 |
      Jan 26, 2021 @ 5:36am
      Jan 26, 2021
      34 |
      Jan 26, 2021 @ 5:35am
      Jan 26, 2021
      48 |
      Jan 26, 2021 @ 5:35am
      Jan 26, 2021
      33 |
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 3:47pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      47 |
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 3:47pm
      Oct 14, 2020

      Videos of Candlewood Hill Wildlife Management Area Mountain Bike

      Hellion run, part1
      trail: Fresh
      3:34 | 352 | May 29, 2015
      Mountain creek..race course run..
      trail: Fresh
      4:16 | 198 | Jun 7, 2014
      Mountain creek..
      trail: Fresh
      6:25 | 98 | Jun 7, 2014
      echo1
      trail: Fresh
      0:20 | 420 | May 9, 2014
      Fresh tracks
      trail: Fresh
      1:56 | 491 | May 7, 2011
      Fresh Tracks
      trail: Fresh
      2:13 | 1122 | Apr 23, 2010
      Candlewood MTB Series: Flying Fish
      4:03 | 40 | Oct 11, 2021 , Groton
      Candlewood MTB Series: Alive
      trail: Alive
      7:46 | 154 | Apr 12, 2021 , Groton

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      connector (candwood ridge)
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 5:24am
      Jun 22, 2021
      DryDffarrell76 Tree down Small tree down across trail,...
      Mt. Trashmore
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
      May 2, 2021
      IdealbbprQuads are doing a number to the forest...
      Boneyard Spine
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
      May 2, 2021
      Idealbbpr
      Alive
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
      May 2, 2021
      IdealbbprIn good shape, there are few muddy spots...
      Flying Fish
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
      May 2, 2021
      IdealbbprIn good shape, there are few muddy spots...
      Extra Fresh
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
      May 2, 2021
      UnknownbbprIn good shape, there are few muddy spots...
      Side Street Tilly
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
      May 2, 2021
      IdealbbprNice and dry
      CrossTilly Express Way
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
      May 2, 2021
      IdealbbprIn good shape from start to finish
      LAVA
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
      May 2, 2021
      IdealbbprStill chunky as ever and in good shape.
      Double dooo
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
      May 2, 2021
      Idealbbpr

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2505258MdschneiderriddentrailPrivate Trail (Candlewood Ridge)
      Jan 1, 2022 @ 11:50am
      Jan 1, 2022
      user #1847300Smity1addvideoCandlewood MTB Series: Flying Fish
      Oct 11, 2021 @ 6:47pm
      Oct 11, 2021
      user #2789229Temples01votetrailAlive
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 9:20am
      Jul 20, 2021
      user #1806448newforesttherapycommenttrailPrivate Trail (Candlewood Ridge)
      Jul 6, 2021 @ 12:32pm
      Jul 6, 2021
      user #1806448newforesttherapyvotetrailPrivate Trail (Candlewood Ridge)
      Jul 6, 2021 @ 12:31pm
      Jul 6, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1806448newforesttherapytrailPrivate Trail (Candlewood Ridge)The northern section of this trail at the...
      Jul 6, 2021 @ 12:32pm
      Jul 6, 2021
      user #1793069Hzh5trailAliveCouple trees down on trail.
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 7:49am
      Aug 8, 2020
      user #1793069Hzh5trailFlanders Road accessPretty grown in. Tree down as well.
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 7:48am
      Aug 8, 2020
      user #2227742Chi-MesontrailAngryFrom pleasant to horrific . Trees blocking...
      Jun 19, 2020 @ 6:22am
      Jun 19, 2020
      user #2170884hbizz78trailMt. TrashmoreFlanders access flooded
      May 22, 2020 @ 12:51pm
      May 22, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2817 miles2,129 ft7 miles233 ft
      #4,230#1,88027461965
      Hike2817 miles2,129 ft7 miles233 ft
      #3,545#1,73646102
      Trail Running2817 miles2,129 ft7 miles233 ft
      #3,552#1,7324651
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