1,727 ft
17 ft
-185 ft
959 ft
High Point

Upper Graveyard Details

  • Riding Area
    Racker Road Singletrack
    Stafford Springs, Connecticut
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #10279 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Directional trail featuring the legendary Hill of Death section

The Upper Graveyard trail in it's entirety is a directional trail running from Stimulus (after a short distance on a quad trail) down a super-steep hairpin section called the Hill of Death.

After about .5 miles you'll see state forest boundry markers on the left and the Border Patrol trail entrance on the left. Shortly after this you enter the Hill of Death section starting with a fast, seriously off-camber traverse, then entering the challenging switchbacks. Put the dropper post down if you've got one and try not to crash! At the bottom of the switchbacks, there is an added option of a boulder on the left that can be rolled or hucked, however the trail is still steep, and fairly tightly lined with trees.

Shortly after the Hill of Death switchbacks, you pass the Hangover trail entrance on the left which is very easy to miss. At this spot, the trail turns to Graveyard.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Upper Graveyard bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -167 ft
  • Altitude min
    780 ft
  • Altitude start
    947 ft
  • Altitude end
    780 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    268 ft
  • Distance down
    1,180 ft
  • Distance flat
    279 ft
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on Nov 24, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to upper-graveyard-149757 trailhead (41.991540, -72.344900)
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Upper Graveyard Trail Reports

Nov 24, 2018 @ 6:11am
Nov 24, 2018
Excellent conditions. Frozen, fast, snow and leaf free (mostly) trails.
Nov 12, 2018 @ 8:06pm
Nov 12, 2018
Storm debris and leaves cleared. Good to go!
Nov 4, 2018 @ 1:31pm
Nov 4, 2018
Significant leaf cover, Hill of Death section unrideable due to leaves on off camber and steep switchbacks. Leaf blowing planned when leaves have...
Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:00am
Oct 13, 2018
Oct 5, 2018 @ 9:57pm
Oct 5, 2018
Thin leaf cover in many areas. Manageable but adding to technical challenge.
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