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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (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%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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
Contribute Details
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
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Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
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      Northfield Brook Lake (NBL) consists of 208 acres of public land in the town of Thomaston, Connecticut. 6 miles of multi-use trails suitable for mountain biking and hiking currently exist. Local members from the Northwest Connecticut Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association build and maintain the trail system with support from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: NBL
      Land Status: Military Managed
      Land Manager: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      NBL Main Gate google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Access to the trail network can be found from various points within the NBL recreation area. There is a secondary parking area on Edwin Lane (small lot to the right of the athletic fields) in the Highwood Farm neighborhood, with an access trail starting from Julia Lane.
      Disclaimer:
      NBL trails are blazed, but there are currently no trail maps displayed within the area. Ride at your own risk. The trail system is multi-use. Please respect trail runners and hikers.
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      Region Details
      • 6
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      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 3, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      1,200 ft
      Total Vertical
      250 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      777 ft
      Reports
      22
      Photos
      32
      Ridden Counter
      1,106

      Photos of Northfield Brook Lake (NBL) Mountain Bike

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      Apr 4, 2021 @ 5:19am
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      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:35pm
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      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:35pm
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      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:35pm
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      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:34pm
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      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:34pm
      Nov 24, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1587597jnaidorfaddreportHighwood Access (green blaze) and 7 more
      Jan 23, 2022 @ 6:22am
      2 hours
      user #2016844KirleyBrewriddentrailElevator (blue blaze) and 17 more
      Dec 31, 2021 @ 6:05am
      Dec 31, 2021
      user #2365942NerdhotrodriddentrailPontiac Express (white blaze)
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 7:55am
      Nov 21, 2021
      user #2775217kHL6xIwishlisttrailGrumpy Old Lady (blue blaze) and 1 more
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 6:16pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      user #2215241Lightweight-produceraddreportAttaboy (orange blaze) and 6 more
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 3:41am
      Jul 8, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #2411339cguidottitrailD. Whiz (blue blaze)Muddy in the pines, but otherwise very rideable
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 2:52pm
      Apr 3, 2021

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike187 miles1,201 ft3 miles249 ft
      #7,316#3,0753222646
      Hike197 miles1,201 ft3 miles249 ft
      #6,396#2,9202215
      Trail Running197 miles1,201 ft3 miles249 ft
      #6,390#2,916223
      • By nblgreg NBL & contributors
      • Admins: NBL
      • #39799 - 3,045 views
      • northfield brook lake (nbl) activity log | embed map of Northfield Brook Lake (NBL) mountain bike trails | northfield brook lake (nbl) mountain biking points of interest

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