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    Cockaponset

    Never been there.

    There seem to be some marked trails. Are those trails alone sufficient enough to string together a moderately technical and fun 3 hour ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman012 View Post
    Never been there.

    There seem to be some marked trails. Are those trails alone sufficient enough to string together a moderately technical and fun 3 hour ride?
    You can get a 14-15 mile out and back/loop, more if you hit some of the lesser trails, some of which are kind of sketchy. There will be some dirt roads and quite a bit of climbing, though not really too technical. It would definitely be a place where I'd feel comfortable taking an intermediate skill rider.

    It's a great place, lots of space. Start directly to the left of the lake and explore from there.

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    of the 14-15 miles on the marked trails, ~ what % is dirt roads?

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    There's a lot of good singletrack at Cockaponsett, with most of it being the blue-blazed trails. These are officially off-limits to biking, but are commonly ridden (though I've been harassed once by a group of senior citizen hikers who didn't like sharing the trails ;-) A couple of other things to note: Hunting is popular there, so don't go on days when hunting is allowed, and wear blaze orange (and put it on your dog if you bring one). Also, it's pretty easy to get lost, so bring a GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman012 View Post
    of the 14-15 miles on the marked trails, ~ what % is dirt roads?
    You can check out the maps here: DEP: Cockaponset State Forest

    Not too much, but not unavoidable either.

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