6 miles
Distance
838 ft
Climb
-556 ft
Descent
00:48:49
Avg time

Baldwin Drive Details

  • Riding Area
    West Rock Ridge State Park
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Closed and unused road running the length of West Rock Ridge State Park. Access from the southern end, at the main park entrance, by coming through the driveway guardhouse and taking a right. Ride around or climb over the gate blocking motor vehicle access. Baldwin Drive is paved, but the surface is cracked and crumbling in spots, with weeds growing through. It's suitable for mountain and cross bikes.

Access Info

Access the southern end at the main entrance to West Rock Ridge State Park. Come in the driveway past the unattended guardhouse and take an immediate right. Go over or around the gate blocking cars from the road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Baldwin Drive bike trail
  • Altitude change
    283 ft
  • Altitude min
    243 ft
  • Altitude max
    679 ft
  • Altitude start
    249 ft
  • Altitude end
    532 ft
  • Grade
    0.97%
  • Grade max
    -54.216%
  • Grade min
    64.657%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,324 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:49
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Baldwin Drive Trail Reports

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      Dec 23, 2018 @ 8:51am
      Dec 23, 2018
      Like a stream going down it. Lots of trees down.
      Mar 11, 2018 @ 11:30am
      Mar 11, 2018
      Lots of trees down on Fire Road leading to Lake Wintergreen
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9 rides
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