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      Cowles Park in East Grandy offers well over 15 miles of easy to difficult trails. Many of these trails were created for and by mountain bikers but the park also attracts hikers, trail runners and dog walkers.

      The singletracks are amazing. They wind through the woods seemingly never going in a straight line for more than a few feet untill you have to make a course adjustment. Mostly smooth, they do offer some technical chllenges and a few short hills.

      Expect to return, you won't be able to explore all these trails in one ride.

      The only one rule is - Don't Ride When The Trails Are Muddy.

      Some of the trails are color coded. But most aren't. There's is a QR Code for the Trail Forks interactive map on the main signboard.
      Parking - Hartford Avenue google parking directions
      Access Info:
      287-257 S Main St
      E Granby Connecticut 06062
      GPS doesn't seem to work to well here. The main parking lot is about 1/2 mile south of the junction of Route 187 and Seymour Rd.
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      Region Details
      • 3
      • 9
      • 17
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of May 1, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      30
      Trails Mountain Bike
      30
      Trails Hike
      29
      Trails Trail Running
      29
      Trails Snowshoe
      25
      Trails Nordic Ski
      10
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      1,868 ft
      Total Vertical
      368 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      477 ft
      Reports
      1,066
      Photos
      56
      Ridden Counter
      18,575

      Photos of Cowles Park Mountain Bike

      trail: The Chute
      101 |
      May 9, 2023 @ 2:42pm
      May 9, 2023
      trail: Inside Job
      152 |
      Apr 12, 2023 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 12, 2023
      trail: Rocky Road
      110 |
      Apr 3, 2023 @ 6:19pm
      Apr 3, 2023
      trail: Rocky Road
      97 |
      Apr 3, 2023 @ 6:19pm
      Apr 3, 2023
      trail: Rocky Road
      105 |
      Apr 3, 2023 @ 6:19pm
      Apr 3, 2023
      trail: Rocky Road
      95 |
      Apr 3, 2023 @ 6:19pm
      Apr 3, 2023
      trail: Yellow Trail
      89 |
      Oct 6, 2022 @ 2:14pm
      Oct 6, 2022
      trail: Yellow Trail
      81 |
      Oct 6, 2022 @ 2:13pm
      Oct 6, 2022

      Videos of Cowles Park Mountain Bike

      Practice run
      trail: Rocky Road
      0:17 | 377 | Dec 2, 2013
      Danny's run
      trail: Rocky Road
      0:21 | 333 | Dec 2, 2013
      trailhead 6/8/13
      trail: Trailhead
      5:30 | 163 | Jun 13, 2013
      Joey Wyckoff Red Cut official
      trail: Purple cut
      2:57 | 186 | Aug 10, 2010
      Cowles park trail tour of Six Flags to Randy's...
      trail: Six Flags
      7:20 | 308 | Jul 20, 2021 , East Granby
      Beginner Mountain Biker trails
      trail: Microburst
      11:25 | 432 | Jul 20, 2021 , East Granby
      Beginner Mountain Biker trails
      trail: Exhibition
      11:25 | 240 | Jul 20, 2021 , East Granby
      Beginner Mountain Biker trails
      11:25 | 235 | Jul 20, 2021 , East Granby

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Taj Mahal
      May 1, 2024 @ 4:34am
      May 1, 2024
      IdealWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS
      Exhibition
      Apr 20, 2024 @ 6:07am
      Apr 20, 2024
      Variablejeffdavis84
      Hunter's Pass (upper)
      Apr 1, 2024 @ 6:06am
      Apr 1, 2024
      IdealTrail Running xwujzL
      Inside Job
      Nov 5, 2023 @ 2:02am
      Nov 5, 2023
      VariableLots of leaves. A few pretty wet/muddy spotsscottconn
      Microburst
      Nov 5, 2023 @ 2:02am
      Nov 5, 2023
      VariableLots of leaves. Some fairly wet/muddy...scottconn
      Purple cut
      Aug 12, 2023 @ 7:05am
      Aug 12, 2023
      Idealjnaidorf
      Yellow Trail
      Aug 12, 2023 @ 7:05am
      Aug 12, 2023
      Idealjnaidorf
      Orange Trail (East) (Cedar Ridge Road)
      Jul 20, 2023 @ 10:03am
      Jul 20, 2023
      Dryjnaidorf
      Main Parking Access
      Jun 27, 2023 @ 5:35pm
      Jun 27, 2023
      UnknownClear and good riding despite rain over...ShredNepo0617
      Toboggan Run
      Jun 13, 2023 @ 12:03pm
      Jun 13, 2023
      Idealjnaidorf

      Activity Feed

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      M09WA1riddentrailactivity #53228091 and 8 more
      May 27, 2024 @ 5:38am
      15 hours
      HeatherENjg4ewishlistrouteactivity #53071838
      May 24, 2024 @ 9:04am
      May 24, 2024
      EmptyCartridgewishlistrouteactivity #52999154
      May 22, 2024 @ 4:07pm
      May 22, 2024
      awVsa0votetrailactivity #52610085
      May 14, 2024 @ 4:57pm
      May 14, 2024
      Detulio3wishlistregionactivity #52399957
      May 10, 2024 @ 10:49pm
      May 10, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      mcbretttetettettrailChappy'sBring narrow bars-lot of tight tree squeezes...
      May 18, 2023 @ 5:31am
      May 18, 2023
      SarCutrailMicroburstAlmost all the bridges in Cowles are in need...
      Jul 13, 2022 @ 5:15am
      Jul 13, 2022
      elipavMTBtrailRemain Namelessvery fun and flowy
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 6:57pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      BenvelotrailMetacomet Trail / NET sec CT 19MTBing is allowed on the Cowles Park side of...
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 7:33pm
      Apr 14, 2021
      NorecoiltrailInside JobGreat for kids or beginners
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 1:09pm
      Oct 2, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Farmington River Park 31.4 km
      Northwest Park 4 52.4 km
      Bissell Brook 2 12.8 km
      Munnisunk Brook 182.8 km
      Massacoe State Forest (Great Pond) 254.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3018 miles1,870 ft6 miles367 ft
      #367#186501,066614,272
      Hike2918 miles1,791 ft6 miles367 ft
      #269#16161,0641308
      Trail Running2918 miles1,791 ft6 miles367 ft
      #269#1591,0641112
      Snowshoe2514 miles1,056 ft4 miles305 ft
      38111
      Nordic Ski104 miles289 ft1 mile200 ft
      82
      • By Mtbmoohah Cowles & contributors
      • Admins: HCH, Cowles, Cowles
      • #14165 - 32,015 views

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