9.2 miles
Distance
994 ft
Climb
-975 ft
Descent
564 ft
High Point

Planned a ride or first trip to dockland

Detailed Description
1st Rockland Ride is a 9 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Madison Connecticut. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 39 trails. This route climbs 994 ft with a max elevation of 564 ft then descends -975 ft.
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42 Reviews & Comments

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Indurdenwetrust1 (May 27, 2021 at 13:37)
Trail Rishy
It much to add to what others said but about the middle is a good roller, and 4 foot drop to flat for those double diamond types
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Indurdenwetrust1 (May 27, 2021 at 13:37)
Trail Rishy
It much to add to what others said but about the middle is a good roller, and 4 foot drop to flat for those double diamond types
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Indurdenwetrust1 (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:59)
Trail East Loop
Also a decent bit of flow, then switchback, more flow , good stuff
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Indurdenwetrust1 (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:59)
Trail East Loop
Also a decent bit of flow, then switchback, more flow , good stuff
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Indurdenwetrust1 (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:59)
Trail East Loop
Also a decent bit of flow, then switchback, more flow , good stuff
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Indurdenwetrust1 (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:59)
Trail East Loop
Also a decent bit of flow, then switchback, more flow , good stuff
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Indurdenwetrust1 (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:59)
Trail East Loop
Also a decent bit of flow, then switchback, more flow , good stuff
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Indurdenwetrust1 (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:59)
Trail East Loop
Also a decent bit of flow, then switchback, more flow , good stuff
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Indurdenwetrust1 (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:59)
Trail East Loop
Also a decent bit of flow, then switchback, more flow , good stuff
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Indurdenwetrust1 (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:59)
Trail East Loop
Also a decent bit of flow, then switchback, more flow , good stuff
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Indurdenwetrust1 (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:59)
Trail East Loop
Also a decent bit of flow, then switchback, more flow , good stuff
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Indurdenwetrust1 (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:59)
Trail East Loop
Also a decent bit of flow, then switchback, more flow , good stuff
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Biker8675 (Apr 3, 2021 at 15:04)
Trail Rishy
Fun trail thats not to difficult with some fun humps and drops. Definitely need to ride this a few times to know where features are. Trails are in great shape as always
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Biker8675 (Apr 3, 2021 at 15:04)
Trail Rishy
Fun trail thats not to difficult with some fun humps and drops. Definitely need to ride this a few times to know where features are. Trails are in great shape as always
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Rider51 (Jun 13, 2020 at 12:09)
Trail Bambi
Fairly easy, somewhat quick trail, with one small technical rocky section that can easily be seen and avoided/hiked. Make sure you follow the correct trail at the intersection mid-way. If you go straight you'll be on Beeline which isn't hard, but takes you way out of where you started. If you turn right you'll end up on Mag 5, an expert level double black diamond trail.
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Rider51 (Jun 13, 2020 at 12:09)
Trail Bambi
Fairly easy, somewhat quick trail, with one small technical rocky section that can easily be seen and avoided/hiked. Make sure you follow the correct trail at the intersection mid-way. If you go straight you'll be on Beeline which isn't hard, but takes you way out of where you started. If you turn right you'll end up on Mag 5, an expert level double black diamond trail.
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Rider51 (Jun 13, 2020 at 12:06)
Trail Rishy
Pretty intermediate trail typical of Rockland. There are a few small drops or short rocky descents that are easily to either avoid or hike/bike past if uncomfortable. I wouldn't call this a fast descent, but you can build good skills riding this single track.
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Rider51 (Jun 13, 2020 at 12:06)
Trail Rishy
Pretty intermediate trail typical of Rockland. There are a few small drops or short rocky descents that are easily to either avoid or hike/bike past if uncomfortable. I wouldn't call this a fast descent, but you can build good skills riding this single track.
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Rider51 (Jun 13, 2020 at 12:03)
Trail Mary's Ghost
Trailforks rates this as intermediate, but the trail sign at the actual trail lists it as expert. You can ride a mere 20' on the trail and see the first rocky drop/descent. If you can ride this, you can handle the rest of the trail, if not, turn back and ride Rishi or the Summit Trail to get to your destination.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:42)
Trail Thunderdome
Very popular trail for good reason. Along with Rishi, Mary’s Ghost, Dirt Church, and the East Loop you could ride here for hours building skills and having fun, as all are intricate and only moderately technical.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:42)
Trail Thunderdome
Very popular trail for good reason. Along with Rishi, Mary’s Ghost, Dirt Church, and the East Loop you could ride here for hours building skills and having fun, as all are intricate and only moderately technical.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:42)
Trail Thunderdome
Very popular trail for good reason. Along with Rishi, Mary’s Ghost, Dirt Church, and the East Loop you could ride here for hours building skills and having fun, as all are intricate and only moderately technical.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:38)
Trail East Loop
Classic New England trail, constantly in and out of trees, up/down with no big climbs or drops, lots of rocks, but no rock gardens, etc. Great for fitness, skill building.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:38)
Trail East Loop
Classic New England trail, constantly in and out of trees, up/down with no big climbs or drops, lots of rocks, but no rock gardens, etc. Great for fitness, skill building.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:38)
Trail East Loop
Classic New England trail, constantly in and out of trees, up/down with no big climbs or drops, lots of rocks, but no rock gardens, etc. Great for fitness, skill building.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:38)
Trail East Loop
Classic New England trail, constantly in and out of trees, up/down with no big climbs or drops, lots of rocks, but no rock gardens, etc. Great for fitness, skill building.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:38)
Trail East Loop
Classic New England trail, constantly in and out of trees, up/down with no big climbs or drops, lots of rocks, but no rock gardens, etc. Great for fitness, skill building.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:38)
Trail East Loop
Classic New England trail, constantly in and out of trees, up/down with no big climbs or drops, lots of rocks, but no rock gardens, etc. Great for fitness, skill building.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:38)
Trail East Loop
Classic New England trail, constantly in and out of trees, up/down with no big climbs or drops, lots of rocks, but no rock gardens, etc. Great for fitness, skill building.
[Reply]
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:38)
Trail East Loop
Classic New England trail, constantly in and out of trees, up/down with no big climbs or drops, lots of rocks, but no rock gardens, etc. Great for fitness, skill building.
[Reply]
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:38)
Trail East Loop
Classic New England trail, constantly in and out of trees, up/down with no big climbs or drops, lots of rocks, but no rock gardens, etc. Great for fitness, skill building.
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Rider51 (May 30, 2020 at 0:38)
Trail East Loop
Classic New England trail, constantly in and out of trees, up/down with no big climbs or drops, lots of rocks, but no rock gardens, etc. Great for fitness, skill building.
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dvining Saltonstall (Sep 1, 2019 at 19:19)
Trail The Darkside
Relatively easy with short challenging climbs.
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dvining Saltonstall (Sep 1, 2019 at 19:19)
Trail The Darkside
Relatively easy with short challenging climbs.
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dvining Saltonstall (Sep 1, 2019 at 19:19)
Trail The Darkside
Relatively easy with short challenging climbs.
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dvining Saltonstall (Sep 1, 2019 at 19:19)
Trail The Darkside
Relatively easy with short challenging climbs.
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WillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS (Mar 28, 2019 at 9:03)
Trail Bambi
Hi Jason, please check your dm's
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WillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS (Mar 28, 2019 at 9:03)
Trail Bambi
Hi Jason, please check your dm's
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jasonkarbel (Jul 21, 2018 at 7:48)
Trail Dirt Church
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jasonkarbel (Jul 21, 2018 at 7:48)
Trail Dirt Church
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jasonkarbel (Jul 21, 2018 at 7:48)
Trail Dirt Church
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Trail Dirt Church
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
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  • Ridelogs
    37
More Stats for 1st Rockland Ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    19 ft
  • Altitude min
    311 ft
  • Altitude start
    311 ft
  • Altitude end
    331 ft
  • Grade max
    -19.1%
  • Grade min
    29.1%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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