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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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  • State land
  • Native/Tribal
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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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      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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      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #5,168
      State Ranking
      #27
      Trails
      2
      Total Distance
      1 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4,301 ft
      Total Descent
      314 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      246 ft
      Total Vertical
      110 ft
      Reports
      1
      Ridden Counter
      3

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