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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      The Preserve is a 963 acre forest located in the towns of Old Saybrook, Essex and Westbrook. It was recognized as the largest remaining unprotected coastal forest between Boston and New York before its acquisition for conservation.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Access Info:
      There are 4 designated parking areas for The Preserve: two on Ingham Hill Road in Essex, CT, one at the terminus of Ingham Hill Road in Old Saybrook, CT (note: Ingham Hill Road in Essex and Old Saybrook are two distinct roads) and a large gravel lot located at approximately 1278 Essex Road, Westbrook, CT.
      Region Details
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      Open on Oct 25, 2018

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      Global Ranking
      #5,612
      State Ranking
      #33
      Trails (view details)
      3
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      3
      Trails Trail Running
      3
      Total Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      586 ft
      Total Vertical
      168 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      246 ft
      Reports
      6
      Ridden Counter
      14

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      Recent Activity

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      user #1148980Flipb18baddridelogDec 9, 2018 ride log
      Dec 9, 2018 @ 8:57am
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      Nov 30, 2018 @ 4:55pm
      Nov 30, 2018
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      Nov 15, 2018 @ 5:45pm
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      • Admins: SECT NEMBA
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