2,288 ft
Distance
28 ft
Climb
-174 ft
Descent
00:09:14
Avg time

Graveyard Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Racker Road Singletrack
    Stafford, Connecticut
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #28515 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking

“A relentless boneyard trail to challenge you and your equipment”

The Graveyard trail is biderectional but much more challenging uphill. Recommended riding downhill as it is shown. After a mild beginning, the trail turns to a nearly continuous 1/2 mile of relentless rock garden. There isn't anything super-challenging except for the relentless nature of the trail which is why I've rated it double diamond. Also, going forward, there is a challenging roller with a short lead-in, dubbed the Undertaker for those who nearly make it, only to fall backwards and find a landing among the tombstones below.

As you progress, the trail intensifies in its brutality, with a crescendo of larger tombstones determined to finish you and/or your bike before you reach the exit at a motorcycle trail. Rumor has it that the few smooth parts of the trail are actually shallow graves of mountain bikers who by their sacrifice have filled in the tombstones and smoothed the trail.

The Vision trail is directly across the motorcycle trail.

For extra challenge, run this trail uphill. It's doable but extra punishing. Turn right onto Hangover before hitting the unrideable (by mortals) Hill of Death uphill.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Graveyard mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -146 ft
  • Altitude min
    633 ft
  • Altitude max
    780 ft
  • Altitude start
    780 ft
  • Altitude end
    633 ft
  • Grade
    -6.395%
  • Grade max
    -26.564%
  • Grade min
    13.409%
  • Distance climb
    416 ft
  • Distance down
    1,558 ft
  • Distance flat
    314 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:52
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Status:
on Apr 16, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Graveyard Trail Reports

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      Apr 16, 2020 @ 6:22pm
      Apr 16, 2020
      Cleared of storm debris, good to go.
      Apr 16, 2020 @ 6:15pm
      Apr 16, 2020
      Fallen trees and storm debris cleared. Good to go.
      Feb 24, 2020 @ 8:45pm
      Feb 24, 2020
      There is a rather good size tree towards the end of the run that covers the tail. Other than that looks good ????
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 7:28pm
      Nov 23, 2019
      Nov 16, 2019 @ 5:12am
      Nov 16, 2019
      Sticks cleared and leafblown. Exc cond.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 21 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 22 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      12 miles
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      10 miles
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      11 miles
      Racker Spectacular Route A
      12 miles

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