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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
      • 963
      • 27
      • 903
      • 1,226
      • 296
      • 23
      • 1

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      5,656
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3,437
      Trails E-Bike
      230
      Trails Hike
      5,526
      Trails Trail Running
      4,905
      Trails Horse
      445
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      96
      Trails Observed Trials
      4
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      6
      Trails Snowmobile
      30
      Trails Snowshoe
      855
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      10
      Trails Nordic Ski
      568
      Total Distance
      3,235 miles
      Total Descent
      382,657 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,448 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,448 ft
      Reports
      11,090
      Photos
      3,932
      Ridden Counter
      271,156

      Popular Connecticut Mountain Biking Trails

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      Rishy
      Rockland Preserve
      Sumatra
      Rockland Preserve
      Thunderdome
      Rockland Preserve
      Toboggan Run
      Cowles Park
      Rollie's Revenge
      Rockland Preserve
      Mary's Ghost
      Rockland Preserve
      Hunter's Pass (upper)
      Cowles Park
      Trailhead
      Cowles Park
      Hunter's Pass (lower)
      Cowles Park
      Rockland Loop Trail
      Rockland Preserve
      Stream Connector
      Rockland Preserve
      Kumbucha
      Rockland Preserve
      Erratica
      Rockland Preserve
      Dirt Sessions
      Norbrook Farm Brewery and Trail Network
      Taj Mahal
      Cowles Park

      Connecticut Mountain Bike Routes

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      The Branford Trail - Full Loop
      Branford
      28 miles
      Blue Arrow Route - Playground Trails
      Playground Trails at Nathan-Hale-Ray Middle School
      2 miles
      Quinebaug River Trail - Complete Loop
      Killingly
      11 miles
      4 Summits - 17+ miles
      Rockland Preserve
      17 miles
      Rockland & Northern Exposure
      Rockland Preserve
      18 miles
      New Case
      Case Mountain
      11 miles
      Grayville Outer Loop
      Grayville Falls
      7 miles
      Cranbury Park Dual Stage
      Cranbury Park
      4 miles
      Mansfield: Novice+
      Mansfield Hollow State Park
      7 miles
      2021 Full SECT Nemba MBAS Route
      Bluff Point State Park
      17 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 23 rides
      Yesterday
      • 266 rides
      Past Week
      • 1,287 rides

      Photos of Connecticut Mountain Bike

      18 |
      Mar 15, 2022 @ 1:09pm
      Mar 15, 2022
      5 |
      Mar 15, 2022 @ 12:18pm
      Mar 15, 2022
      36 |
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 7:46am
      Nov 25, 2021
      25 |
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 12:02pm
      Nov 24, 2021
      18 |
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 1:03pm
      Nov 20, 2021
      trail: Flowdawg
      68 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 3:06pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      trail: Flowdawg
      118 |
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 3:23am
      Jul 13, 2020
      trail: Jump Line
      615 |
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 6:55pm
      Apr 27, 2014

      Videos of Connecticut Mountain Bike

      featured Enders Cascade
      8 | Nov 18, 2021
      Road Gap Gentle Giants xl jumps
      51 | Jun 5, 2022
      Powder Ridge CT xl jump line
      55 | May 30, 2022
      Slip N Slide Hurd
      79 | May 16, 2022
      Hurd Slips
      | May 16, 2022
      Bart Flip
      147 | Mar 19, 2022
      Little Rusty!
      | Mar 19, 2022
      Double drops...or not!
      | Mar 19, 2022

      Activity Feed

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      user #2861799edf232addphoto in Prospect, Connecticut, United States and 3 more
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 7:30am
      1 hours
      user #2861799edf232addvideoTrail Preview: Even Flow - Peter's Rock and 2 more
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 7:10am
      1 hours
      user #3136565RussellagreenwishlistregionCowles Park
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 6:45am
      2 hours
      user #3136565RussellagreenwishlistregionPaugnut State Forest
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 6:45am
      2 hours
      user #3136565RussellagreenwishlistregionBurr Pond State Park
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 6:44am
      2 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #3130037HydroidtrailNorth Fire RoadTree down near main entrance gate blocking path
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 9:36am
      23 hours
      user #2344698Jpesci17reportWhere's WaldoFun ride!
      Aug 5, 2022 @ 12:15pm
      3 days
      user #2810223DanielWIF6cEtrailRed TrailI understand why this seems to be the most...
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 12:14pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      user #2810223DanielWIF6cEtrailBlue EastI’d love to see the person that can ride...
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 11:13am
      Jul 26, 2022
      user #31053583eyedmantitrailWindsor Locks Canal TrailEasy parking. All paved. Pavment is old and...
      Jul 14, 2022 @ 7:56am
      Jul 14, 2022

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      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes


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        • Mountain Bike
        • Hike
        • Trail Running
        • Horse
        • Snowshoe
        • Nordic Ski

      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 Bike3,4371,958 mile214,423 ft797 miles2,218 ft
      #242,63011,036146196,105
      E-Bike230188 miles13,287 ft75 miles1,621 ft
      #378,84781,900
      Hike5,5263,178 miles372,654 ft1,276 mile2,448 ft
      #211,29911,0148412,953
      Trail Running4,9052,936 miles343,166 ft1,182 mile2,448 ft
      #21111,007165,338
      Horse445319 miles20,213 ft121 miles1,309 ft
      #272,56231
      Dirtbike/Moto9659 miles4,029 ft24 miles1,201 ft
      #382,35550
      Observed Trials41 mile43 ft1,598 ft1,125 ft
      #2111549
      ATV/ORV/OHV63 miles135 ft4,803 ft902 ft
      #3612,34148
      Snowmobile3024 miles1,325 ft9 miles873 ft
      #352114
      Snowshoe855554 miles40,600 ft215 miles1,831 ft
      #103847578
      Backcountry Ski106 miles407 ft2 miles584 ft
      #2612239
      Nordic Ski568408 miles24,685 ft158 miles1,667 ft
      #102292422
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