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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Connecticut is rich with many mountain biking options, mainly of the inimitable "New England Tech" style.

      The state is organized into the eight official state counties: Fairfield County, New Haven County, Middlesex County and New London County along the coast of the Long Island Sound, and Litchfield County, Hartford County, Tolland County and Windham County inland along the Massachusetts border. All towns in each county is listed, irrespective if they have trails mapped on Trailforks or not.

      Connecticut has a very active mountain biking community, with the lead taken by the six Connecticut Chapters of the New England Mountain Biking Association (NEMBA). The Chapters are listed below and the links to the Facebook page for each chapter can be found in the links below.

      Fairfield County NEMBA - Fairfield County
      Housatonic Valley NEMBA - The Housatonic Valley which stretches from the southern part of Litchfield County along the western edge of New Haven County, down to the Long Island Sound.
      Northwest Ct NEMBA - Litchfield County and western parts of Hartford County
      Central Ct NEMBA - Central Hartford County, Eastern half of New Haven County, Middlesex County and western edge of Tolland County
      Quiet Corner NEMBA - Tolland County and Windham County
      Southeastern Ct NEMBA - New London County
      AKA: CT
      Links
      Region Details
      • 318
      • 37
      • 500
      • 828
      • 256
      • 30
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      2,308
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2,011
      Trails E-Bike
      98
      Trails Hike
      2,290
      Trails Trail Running
      2,264
      Trails Horse
      70
      Trails Dirtbike
      25
      Trails Observed Trials
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      4
      Trails Snowshoe
      131
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      17
      Trails Nordic Ski
      105
      Total Distance
      1,709 miles
      Total Descent
      255,193 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,522 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,523 ft
      Reports
      5,647
      Photos
      1,217
      Ridden Counter
      99,474

      Popular Connecticut Mountain Biking Trails

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      Rishy
      Rockland Preserve
      Stream Connector
      Rockland Preserve
      Thunderdome
      Rockland Preserve
      Green Spur
      Rockland Preserve
      Rockland Loop Trail
      Rockland Preserve
      Sumatra
      Rockland Preserve
      Rollie's Revenge
      Rockland Preserve
      Mary's Ghost
      Rockland Preserve
      Trailhead
      Cowles Park
      Kumbucha
      Rockland Preserve
      Hunter's Pass (upper)
      Cowles Park
      Toboggan Run
      Cowles Park
      Pump Track Loop 1
      Rockland Preserve
      Beast
      Rockland Preserve
      Rockland Loop Trail
      Rockland Preserve

      Connecticut Mountain Bike Routes

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      8’ish mile loop from Mountain Rd.
      Case Mountain
      8 miles
      Intro to Mountain Biking
      River Highlands State Park
      4 miles
      Dog Walk - 1 mi
      Racker Road Singletrack
      1 miles
      "The Standard"
      Coventry
      9 miles
      Racker Forward Outer loop
      Racker Road Singletrack
      9 miles
      Bigelow big loop with Andy's Roller
      Bigelow Hollow State Park & Nipmuck State Forest
      13 miles
      Case 6 mile Line St. loop
      Case Mountain
      7 miles
      Racker - Full Pull #2
      Racker Road Singletrack
      12 miles
      Scott Hill Corner Start Point Trail Builder's ride
      Mooween State Park
      11 miles
      Tim's 2018 MBAS loop
      Bluff Point State Park
      15 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 153 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 1,084 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Connecticut Mountain Bike

      17 |
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 8:36am
      Jul 15, 2020
      124 |
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:50am
      Sep 20, 2019
      trail: Day Pond Down
      71 |
      Feb 18, 2019 @ 5:40am
      Feb 18, 2019
      trail: Jump Line
      406 |
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 6:55pm
      Apr 27, 2014

      Videos of Connecticut Mountain Bike

      More Paulk Hill
      1:58 | 18 | Jul 23, 2020
      The Drop Above
      0:09 | 38 | Jul 20, 2020
      French Fry Rock
      0:20 | 22 | Jul 20, 2020
      Welcome to Paulk Hill
      1:27 | 21 | Jul 16, 2020

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2348842LCSilverwishlisttrailWinding Trails
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 5:43am
      47 mins
      user #1539952wjoldachaddreportThe Reflex and 2 more
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 3:41am
      3 hours
      user #2292028JEBurgaddreportJump line connector and 1 more
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 7:46pm
      11 hours
      user #1092086JacquesMvotetrailToboggan Run and 3 more
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 7:26pm
      11 hours
      user #1527125chrisdaubaddreportMillers Pond Red Loop
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 6:58pm
      12 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1527125chrisdaubtrailMillers Pond Red LoopI made this mistake. Seriously, don't ride it...
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 6:57pm
      12 hours
      user #2350137KeithyoreoreportYellow Singletrack Ridge TrailI yu u RYu
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 1:50pm
      2 days
      user #1527125chrisdaubtrailGracieSuper underrated trail. Has some of the best...
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 8:45am
      2 days
      user #956293ManvilletrailLower BeechPerfect, thanks Kyle
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 4:05pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      user #956293ManvilletrailBlue Trail SouthFreakin mess, I cut a lot out but more is needed
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 4:04pm
      Aug 9, 2020

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Powder Ridge Mountain Parkbike parkMiddlefield
      Powder Ridge Jumplinesskill parkMiddlefield
      Pump Trackskill parkMiddlefield
      • By canadaka Trailforks Plus & contributors
      • Admins: chuktA, ckeyland, WillieJacobsz, adaptivemike, ReckitRolley, NEMBA, HCH
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      • connecticut activity log | embed map of Connecticut mountain bike trails | connecticut mountain biking points of interest
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