Western CT trails- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    101

    Western CT trails

    I've found the trails at Steep Rock/Hidden Valley in Washington CT and Mine Hill in Roxbury to be absolutely awesome. I very rarely see mountain bikers in these areas. Anyone else tried these trails?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    238
    I'll go there occasionally when I want to add a bit of variety. I think they aren't too popular because you can't make too many different loops and if you like going for long rides they won't really get your mileage up.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    101
    Nice to hear you ride there occasionally. There are a lot of hidden trails around the preserve with more elevation change than other riding i've been to in CT.

  4. #4
    Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
    Reputation: scrublover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    8,847
    I like Mine Hill quite a bit. Haven't been to Steep Rock/HV though.

    My usual is Huntington/Farrington/Wilton Woods and the Pine/Hemlock/Bennett's area stuff, as it's all fairly close to Casa Scrub.
    Florence Nightingale's Stormtrooper

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    250
    I've done a bunch of trail running races in there, but haven't taken my bike up yet. Washington is getting pretty out there, with less population, so I'm not surprised that you don't see many cyclists. I'm usually at Upper Paugussett the last 6 months, since it's so close to my home in Brookfield, but have spent a good bit of time at Waldo, Huntington, and Farrington over the last few years. Maybe I need to get up to Washington.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    101
    Here is a video i recently took @ Steep Rock.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti7QY_JKQBM&t=66s

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sturge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,377
    Looks great...I ride in Eastern CT and there's lots of awesome choices out our way.
    Grayville, Case, Gay City, Nathan Hale, Day Pond, Bluff Pt, Mooween, Rockland, are all within 30-40 minutes of me (Colchester) and rarely see other riders on a typical 2hr loop. There are so many uncrowded great places to ride in CT!

    Washington is a bit of a haul but would love to take a trip West to check out something new.
    12 Santa Cruz Heckler
    18 Kona Process 153 AL/DL (27.5)...:thumbsup:

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    101
    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Looks great...I ride in Eastern CT and there's lots of awesome choices out our way.
    Grayville, Case, Gay City, Nathan Hale, Day Pond, Bluff Pt, Mooween, Rockland, are all within 30-40 minutes of me (Colchester) and rarely see other riders on a typical 2hr loop. There are so many uncrowded great places to ride in CT!

    Washington is a bit of a haul but would love to take a trip West to check out something new.
    Thanks! I'd like to check out some of the trails in Eastern CT sometime.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    101

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    2
    Question (new to the area): Isn't Steep Rock off limits to bikes other than on Tunnel Road? I went hiking there yesterday and all the singletrack trails I saw had no bikes allowed signs on them, which I later confirmed on the trail map. I'm on a rigid, so I was bummed that no bikes were allowed because the trails seemed perfect for what I've got right now. Are there other trails there that are bike friendly that I'm not aware of?

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,055
    Quote Originally Posted by Dickeymodo View Post
    Question (new to the area): Isn't Steep Rock off limits to bikes other than on Tunnel Road? I went hiking there yesterday and all the singletrack trails I saw had no bikes allowed signs on them, which I later confirmed on the trail map. I'm on a rigid, so I was bummed that no bikes were allowed because the trails seemed perfect for what I've got right now. Are there other trails there that are bike friendly that I'm not aware of?
    I checked trailforks and their website as well. I think you're correct. Looks like a dud.

Similar Threads

  1. Park CT-3 vs. CT-3.2
    By vbm in forum Tooltime
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-26-2018, 03:23 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-14-2012, 05:14 AM
  3. CT Jamboree and CT Classic
    By skion in forum Endurance XC Racing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-07-2011, 07:00 AM
  4. CT Jamboree and CT Classic 2011
    By skion in forum Colorado - Front Range
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-07-2011, 06:57 AM
  5. Bigelow to Storrs: CT "epic" XP CT
    By Jessep in forum Riding Passion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-09-2007, 09:34 AM

Members who have read this thread: 49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.