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      Trail system located on the Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School property that is open to the public for mountain biking and hiking/trail running during non-school hours. The system includes 8-9 miles of flowy singletrack, bench cut climbing trails, fast descents, fun features, and even a bermed flow trail Additional trails and features are being added on a regular basis.

      For a detailed write-up on the trail system see Page 15 of Singletracks Magazine at the following link:
      https://www.nemba.org/sites/default/files/PDF%20%20Files/ST_169.pdf
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: The Playground
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: East Haddam Middle School
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Parking is located at the middle school during NON-SCHOOL hours. The main trail head is located just below the main ball field and parking lot. The entrance is marked by a large "Nature Trails" sign.
      The flow trail, 2 Kool 4 Skool is located in the northwest corner of the property with a separate trail head immediately off the driveway/parking lot.

      Route notes:
      - There are two Trailforks routes marked with green and blue arrows.
      - The two advanced trails from the summit (Nurses Office and Detention) are marked with red arrows and are descending trails only.
      - Riders can climb back up Lunch Lady or Suspension to descend on the advanced trails, Suspension or Lunch Lady descents.
      Disclaimer:
      The system is open to the public only during NON-SCHOOL hours.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 5, 2024

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      23
      Trails Mountain Bike
      22
      Trails E-Bike
      22
      Trails Hike
      23
      Trails Trail Running
      23
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      1,487 ft
      Total Vertical
      304 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      560 ft
      Reports
      37
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      1,632

      Photos of The Playground Trails at Nathan-Hale-Ray Middle School Mountain Bike

      86 |
      May 7, 2022 @ 6:42am
      May 7, 2022
      87 |
      May 7, 2022 @ 6:42am
      May 7, 2022
      83 |
      May 7, 2022 @ 6:42am
      May 7, 2022
      trail: Suspension
      90 |
      Nov 2, 2021 @ 11:37am
      Nov 2, 2021
      63 |
      Nov 2, 2021 @ 11:34am
      Nov 2, 2021
      trail: Suspension
      81 |
      Nov 2, 2021 @ 11:18am
      Nov 2, 2021
      112 |
      Nov 2, 2021 @ 11:00am
      Nov 2, 2021
      99 |
      Nov 2, 2021 @ 10:53am
      Nov 2, 2021

      Videos of The Playground Trails at Nathan-Hale-Ray Middle School Mountain Bike

      youtuber The Playground Trails - Nathan Hale-Ray Middle...

      10:05 | 339 | Jun 5, 2022
      New Line at the Playground Trails

      0:34 | 230 | Jan 16, 2022
      Suspension Descent Trail at NHRMS September 2021

      1:20 | 290 | Jan 16, 2022

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Detention
      May 5, 2024 @ 6:10am
      May 5, 2024
      Idealjnaidorf
      Nurse's Office
      May 5, 2024 @ 6:10am
      May 5, 2024
      Idealjnaidorf
      Fire Drill
      May 13, 2023 @ 6:39am
      May 13, 2023
      IdealApparently this is a new trail - the...mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Noises
      May 13, 2023 @ 6:39am
      May 13, 2023
      IdealThe lower section of this trail is...mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Climbing out of Suspension
      May 13, 2023 @ 6:39am
      May 13, 2023
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Final Exam
      May 13, 2023 @ 6:39am
      May 13, 2023
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Lunch Lady Land
      May 13, 2023 @ 6:39am
      May 13, 2023
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Summer Vacation
      May 13, 2023 @ 6:39am
      May 13, 2023
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Taco Tuesday
      May 13, 2023 @ 6:39am
      May 13, 2023
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Hall Pass
      May 13, 2023 @ 6:39am
      May 13, 2023
      IdealAll clear and in good shape.mappermook TRAILFORKS

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike227 miles1,480 ft4 miles305 ft
      #8,6708372591
      E-Bike227 miles1,480 ft4 miles305 ft
      #2,74137251
      Hike237 miles1,486 ft4 miles305 ft
      #6,22737257
      Trail Running237 miles1,486 ft4 miles305 ft
      #6,3633723
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