3,375 ft
Distance
84 ft
Climb
-197 ft
Descent
865 ft
High Point

Bandit Details

  • Riding Area
    Racker Road Singletrack
    Stafford Springs, Connecticut
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #9810 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Bidirectional trail but best as a downhill trail from the top of Ken Wood. Very challenging climbing riding the trail uphill. A somewhat flowy trail strewn with small boulder features,steep roller, rock gardens, and a fun 60ft elevated log ride. The log height can be intimidating but is so wide and flat that it is just a mental challenge. Keep an eye out about a quarter mi in from the East (top) end of the trail - on the left.

The trail runs between the top of Ken Wood, rejoining Ken Wood toward the bottom. Uphill is a bear but less of a challenge than the west to east climb on Ken Wood.

Legend has it that the builder built the trail while recovering from a broken bone in one hand, so it was built using one arm - One armed-bandit - or Bandit for short.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Bandit bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -113 ft
  • Altitude min
    683 ft
  • Altitude start
    825 ft
  • Altitude end
    712 ft
  • Grade
    -3.334%
  • Grade max
    -33.433%
  • Grade min
    13.676%
  • Distance climb
    1,458 ft
  • Distance down
    1,820 ft
  • Distance flat
    97 ft
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Status:
on Nov 24, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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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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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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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      Bandit Trail Reports

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      Nov 24, 2018 @ 6:11am
      Nov 24, 2018
      Excellent conditions. Frozen, fast, snow and leaf free (mostly) trails.
      Nov 20, 2018 @ 9:48am
      Nov 20, 2018
      Trail has been cleared and leaf blown. Good to Go!
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 8:04pm
      Nov 12, 2018
      Storm debris and leaves cleared. Good to go!
      Nov 4, 2018 @ 1:36pm
      Nov 4, 2018
      Trail has not been cleared since wind storm and likely has significant storm debris. Also significant leaf cover making technical areas more...
      Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:00am
      Oct 13, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Racker - Full Pull #2
      12 miles
      Racker, Technical full pull 1
      10 miles
      Racker - Figure 8 Full Pull
      11 miles

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