17.0 miles
Distance
1,759 ft
Climb
-1,763 ft
Descent
567 ft
High Point

This route hits a couple expert only sections, and the length requires plenty of water. Ride at your own risk.

This epic ride ties in many of the great parts of Rockland in this 17 miler. 4 climbs to the Summit area provides ~1900 ft vertical climb and descent. Enjoy

Detailed Description
4 Summits - 17+ miles is a 17 mile popular intermediate route located near Madison Connecticut. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 34 trails. This route climbs 1,759 ft with a max elevation of 567 ft then descends -1,763 ft.
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22 Reviews & Comments

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Indurdenwetrust1 (Jun 18, 2021 at 19:35)
Down hill fun, rock slab rides, skinnies, drops, technical downhill chunk, spots of fast flow , one of the best trails here
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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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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 12:03)
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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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 19:18)
Trail Goatboy
Very difficult blue with challenging sections and switchbacks.
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KevinZ (Jun 23, 2019 at 11:39)
Trail Goatboy
Some muddy spots this morning.
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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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bikerag CCT-NEMBA (Aug 6, 2018 at 12:27)
Petersens Playground is the correct spelling
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bikerag CCT-NEMBA (Aug 6, 2018 at 12:27)
Petersens Playground is the correct spelling
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bikerag CCT-NEMBA (Aug 6, 2018 at 12:27)
Petersens Playground is the correct spelling
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bikerag CCT-NEMBA (Aug 6, 2018 at 12:25)
Trail Brown Mounds
This trail is not named Correctly. Official Name is "Brown Mounds"
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jasonkarbel (Jul 21, 2018 at 7:48)
Trail Dirt Church
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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Ridelogs
    17
More Stats for 4 Summits - 17+ miles mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    313 ft
  • Altitude start
    320 ft
  • Altitude end
    318 ft
  • Grade max
    -36.8%
  • Grade min
    25.4%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Thunderdome
Sep 26, 2022 @ 3:50am
Sep 26, 2022
It was an early morning ride, so we had early morning dew.
The Darkside
Sep 26, 2022 @ 3:50am
Sep 26, 2022
It was an early morning ride, so we had early morning dew.
Beyond Thunderdome
Sep 26, 2022 @ 3:50am
Sep 26, 2022
It was an early morning ride, so we had early morning dew.
Bambi
Sep 26, 2022 @ 3:50am
Sep 26, 2022
It was an early morning ride, so we had early morning dew.
Stream Connector
Sep 26, 2022 @ 3:50am
Sep 26, 2022
It was an early morning ride, so we had early morning dew.
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