1 miles
Distance
347 ft
Climb
-107 ft
Descent
00:27:28
Avg time

Stimulus Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Racker Road Singletrack
    Stafford, Connecticut
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #10063 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This nearly 3 mile trail is one of the crown jewels of the Racker trail system. It climbs relentlessly, has challenging ledge rides and technical features, and has a Sidewinder section which dives into a steep valley and races back and forth up the sides. The climb back out at the end efficiently snuffs out the euphoria.

The Stimulus trail is bidirectional however the Sidewinder out-and-back valley section is directional.

The trail is commonly run from Ken Wood after a right onto a quad trail and quick left after a huge fallen pine - ending on the same quad trail. Turn right onto the quad trail and look for the left on Upper Graveyard after about 200ft.

Both trail entrances are discreet to avoid discovery by motorcycles. Please do not mark or make more obvious.

Legend has it that the trail was named Stimulus by a laid-off builder who built it while on unemployment during Obama's stimulus program. Thanks Obama, we love the trail

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Stimulus mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    240 ft
  • Altitude min
    701 ft
  • Altitude max
    954 ft
  • Altitude start
    708 ft
  • Altitude end
    947 ft
  • Grade
    3.789%
  • Grade max
    -17.313%
  • Grade min
    22.92%
  • Distance climb
    4,186 ft
  • Distance down
    1,274 ft
  • Distance flat
    862 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:44
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Status:
on Apr 16, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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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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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • 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
      Directions to stimulus-149271 trailhead (41.979370, -72.350250)
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      Stimulus Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 16, 2020 @ 6:24pm
      Apr 16, 2020
      Apr 16, 2020 @ 6:18pm
      Apr 16, 2020
      Minor storm debris on trail, rideable
      Nov 26, 2019 @ 12:54pm
      Nov 26, 2019
      Nov 16, 2019 @ 5:12am
      Nov 16, 2019
      Sticks cleared and leafblown. Exc cond.
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 7:20pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      Fallen tree cleared
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 23 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 21 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Racker Forward Outer loop
      9 miles
      Racker - Full Pull #2
      12 miles
      Racker - reverse outer loop
      9 miles
      Racker, Technical full pull 1
      10 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag gthayerdc (Dec 1, 2018 at 14:07)
       What a great trail. Once you ride it once adn figure out y ou can get off your breaks and haul this is a blast. Not as tight as the rest of Racker. Let it flow!!!!!
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