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      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
      • 753
      • 27
      • 714
      • 1,109
      • 277
      • 21
      • 1

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      3,790
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2,905
      Trails E-Bike
      114
      Trails Hike
      3,722
      Trails Trail Running
      3,613
      Trails Horse
      219
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      93
      Trails Observed Trials
      4
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      5
      Trails Snowmobile
      24
      Trails Snowshoe
      337
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      19
      Trails Nordic Ski
      189
      Total Distance
      2,497 miles
      Total Descent
      327,752 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,448 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,448 ft
      Reports
      8,849
      Photos
      2,476
      Ridden Counter
      189,698

      Popular Connecticut Mountain Biking Trails

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      Rishy
      Rockland Preserve
      Sumatra
      Rockland Preserve
      Thunderdome
      Rockland Preserve
      Rollie's Revenge
      Rockland Preserve
      Mary's Ghost
      Rockland Preserve
      Toboggan Run
      Cowles Park
      Stream Connector
      Rockland Preserve
      Hunter's Pass (upper)
      Cowles Park
      Trailhead
      Cowles Park
      Kumbucha
      Rockland Preserve
      Hunter's Pass (lower)
      Cowles Park
      Rockland Loop Trail
      Rockland Preserve
      Erratica
      Rockland Preserve
      Beyond Thunderdome
      Rockland Preserve
      Taj Mahal
      Cowles Park

      Connecticut Mountain Bike Routes

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      The Branford Trail - Full Loop
      Branford
      28 miles
      Quinebaug River Trail - Complete Loop
      Killingly
      11 miles
      4 Summits - 17+ miles
      Rockland Preserve
      17 miles
      New Case
      Case Mountain
      11 miles
      CCSU - Finale Route
      Rocky Neck State Park
      3 miles
      Mansfield: Novice+
      Mansfield Hollow State Park
      7 miles
      Goodwin Novice
      Goodwin State Forest
      8 miles
      "The Standard"
      Coventry
      9 miles
      Mansfield/Schoolhouse: Intermediate
      Mansfield Hollow State Park
      10 miles
      WTD Intermediate Loop
      West Thompson Lake
      8 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 237 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 1,715 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance

      Photos of Connecticut Mountain Bike

      17 |
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 3:34pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      22 |
      Dec 29, 2020 @ 1:04pm
      Dec 29, 2020
      17 |
      Dec 3, 2020 @ 2:29pm
      Dec 3, 2020
      101 |
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 8:36am
      Jul 15, 2020
      308 |
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:50am
      Sep 20, 2019
      trail: Day Pond Down
      135 |
      Feb 18, 2019 @ 5:40am
      Feb 18, 2019
      211 |
      Oct 2, 2018 @ 6:48pm
      Oct 2, 2018
      trail: Bandit
      211 |
      Oct 2, 2018 @ 6:48pm
      Oct 2, 2018
      trail: Jump Line
      526 |
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 6:55pm
      Apr 27, 2014

      Videos of Connecticut Mountain Bike

      Ice Cream Curved Log Ride
      25 | Jun 1, 2021
      Rock Drop @ East Rock
      | Apr 12, 2021
      Roller Playground
      trail: Double Z
      12 | Apr 4, 2021
      Fun Roller on Double Z
      trail: Double Z
      11 | Apr 4, 2021
      Bandit Log Ride
      trail: Bandit
      12 | Apr 4, 2021
      Rollers on Dangle
      trail: Dangle
      8 | Apr 4, 2021
      Jaymo's Drop
      27 | Apr 4, 2021
      Racker Rd Highlights
      17 | Apr 4, 2021

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1745693OorangeedifficultyvotetrailSouthern Singletrack and 1 more
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 4:40pm
      15 hours
      user #1468213jcannywishlisttrailHRSPT (Rockville Spur)
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 11:58am
      20 hours
      user #2738089ultravelocitywishlisttrailRishy
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 11:52am
      20 hours
      user #2738089ultravelocityvotetrailBee Line and 2 more
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 11:51am
      20 hours
      user #2429113RuthpAdUN3riddentrailGreen
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 11:46am
      20 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #1839507Jip6reportBluff Point Trail LoopAlways this time of year there, just have to...
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 1:38pm
      2 days
      user #1910952GutsCTreportBluff Point Trail Loopsoo many bugs
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 5:18am
      2 days
      user #2008266PlumbBobMtrailConnectorThis may be flagged for quality if it is...
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 11:48am
      Jul 21, 2021
      user #1839507Jip6reportBack InWw 2 3
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 12:06pm
      Jul 19, 2021
      user #2786357elipavMTBtrailRemain Namelessvery fun and flowy
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 6:57pm
      Jul 17, 2021

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Powder Ridge Mountain Parkbike parkMiddlefield
      Powder Ridge Jumplinesskill parkMiddlefield
      Pump Trackskill parkMiddlefield
      Rockland Bike Parkskill parkMadison

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2,9051,724 mile212,730 ft725 miles2,218 ft
      #321,6858,802113138,485
      E-Bike114118 miles9,757 ft52 miles1,512 ft
      #546,83931,037
      Hike3,7202,462 miles319,764 ft1,015 mile2,448 ft
      #317898,796108,566
      Trail Running3,6132,383 miles309,199 ft986 miles2,448 ft
      #3118,79292,657
      Horse219207 miles13,035 ft82 miles1,302 ft
      #432,42917
      Dirtbike/Moto9356 miles4,039 ft23 miles1,201 ft
      2,23430
      Observed Trials41 mile43 ft1,598 ft1,125 ft
      628
      ATV/ORV/OHV53 miles135 ft4,803 ft492 ft
      12,23217
      Snowmobile2419 miles1,171 ft7 miles873 ft
      211
      Snowshoe337327 miles23,504 ft135 miles1,831 ft
      #113161450
      Backcountry Ski1910 miles988 ft4 miles577 ft
      #114141
      Nordic Ski189233 miles12,024 ft96 miles1,266 ft
      #11198300
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