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      Rising dramatically above the Niantic River is a rugged forest filled with wetlands, streams and spectacular rock formations. This impressive landscape, created by glaciers 12,000 years ago, once felt the footsteps of Nehantic Indians.
      Known simply as “the Hills” or “the preserve,” this sanctuary contains seven miles of trails enjoyed by thousands of hikers a year, and also serves as a natural outdoor laboratory for students studying botany, biology, geology and other sciences.
      This is the 457-acre Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve, a critical element of the Niantic River watershed that provides habitat for scores of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Several rocky ridgelines also support one of the few remaining concentrated stands of pitch pines and scrub oaks in Connecticut.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: Friends of The Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The main entrance is via Memorial Park Drive off of Rte 161, with ample parking adjacent to the ballfields
      Disclaimer:
      Always stay on marked trails.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 4
      • 6
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 6, 2022

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      931 ft
      Total Vertical
      238 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      273 ft
      Reports
      12
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      560

      Popular Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 1 rides

      Photos of Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Green / White
      4 |
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 8:03am
      Mar 18, 2022
      trail: Red Inner
      11 |
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 8:02am
      Mar 18, 2022
      trail: connector
      38 |
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 8:53pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      trail: Yellow
      53 |
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 12:27pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      trail: connector
      27 |
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 12:27pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      trail: connector
      27 |
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 12:27pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      trail: Yellow/White
      43 |
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 12:25pm
      Nov 29, 2020

      Videos of Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve Mountain Bike

      The Return to OZ - MTB Oswegatchie Hills -...

      13:03 | 14 | Jun 5, 2022

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Blue
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 7:28am
      Jun 6, 2022
      IdealKxfracer108
      Blue/White
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 7:28am
      Jun 6, 2022
      IdealKxfracer108
      Blue Red Connector
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 7:28am
      Jun 6, 2022
      IdealKxfracer108
      Red Inner
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 7:28am
      Jun 6, 2022
      IdealGreat trail conditions at OHNPKxfracer108
      Red Trail
      May 5, 2022 @ 10:35am
      May 5, 2022
      DryHike Lgabbert

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1908080Kxfracer108addreportBlue and 3 more
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 9:17am
      Jun 6, 2022
      user #1847300Smity1addvideoThe Return to OZ - MTB Oswegatchie Hills - East Lyme, CT
      Jun 5, 2022 @ 5:23am
      Jun 5, 2022
      user #2008266PlumbBobMupdaterouteOswegatchie loop
      May 21, 2022 @ 4:57am
      May 21, 2022
      user #2008266PlumbBobMupdatetrailYellow/White and 2 more
      May 21, 2022 @ 4:44am
      May 21, 2022
      user #2008266PlumbBobMupdateregionOswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve
      May 21, 2022 @ 4:20am
      May 21, 2022

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike117 miles932 ft3 miles240 ft
      #8,454#3,5407121349
      Hike117 miles932 ft3 miles240 ft
      #7,486#3,38512157
      Trail Running117 miles932 ft3 miles240 ft
      #7,472#3,37312151
      • By markholloway Trailforks & contributors
      • Admins: SECT, SECT NEMBA
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      • oswegatchie hills nature preserve activity log | embed map of Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve mountain bike trails | oswegatchie hills nature preserve mountain biking points of interest

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