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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
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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
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  • < 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Highwood Farms 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 not yet blazed and 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
      • 7
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 6, 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
      1,211 ft
      Total Vertical
      252 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      777 ft
      Reports
      8
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      540

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of Northfield Brook Lake (NBL) Mountain Bike

      trail: Pitch
      2 |
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:35pm
      Nov 24, 2020
      trail: Pitch
      1 |
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:35pm
      Nov 24, 2020
      trail: Pitch
      2 |
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:35pm
      Nov 24, 2020
      trail: Pitch
      2 |
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:34pm
      Nov 24, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2215564nblgregaddphoto in My City and 7 more
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:34pm
      Nov 24, 2020
      user #2215564nblgregaddtrailPitch
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:24pm
      Nov 24, 2020
      user #2215564nblgregaddphoto in My City
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 9:19am
      Nov 22, 2020
      user #2215564nblgregaddtrailSasquatch
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 9:16am
      Nov 22, 2020
      user #2215564nblgregaddphoto in My City
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 7:18am
      Oct 24, 2020

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike187 miles1,211 ft3 miles253 ft
      #3,785358204
      Hike197 miles1,211 ft3 miles253 ft
      #5,307813
      Trail Running197 miles1,211 ft3 miles253 ft
      #4,5438
      • By nblgreg NBL & contributors
      • Admins: NBL
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