Nasaheagon State Forest - Trail, Burlington, Connecticut

Nasaheagon State Forest - Trail, Burlington, Connecticut

DESCRIPTION

mostly singletrack;rolling to hilly

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 14, 2011]
Ivoabr
Weekend Warrior

THE TRAIL IS NO LONGER OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
WHEN THERE AN THERE ARE SIGNS EVERY WHERE SAYING NO MTB
SUCKS.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 19, 2010]
atvkilla
Cross Country Rider

Nassahegan and Burlington is a large trail network. In recent years this has become a heavily used trail system with people abusing the land. Parking area on Scoville is now trodden with litter, empty cliff bar wrappers, red bull cans and other garbage. Most of the sweet singletrack is gone because of riders widening the trails and riding while wet on the same 3 or 4 easy trails. P-paths or "go-arounds" are also causing the trails to lose their character and flow.

Please don't ride here within a day or 2 after a rain because the network is having a very difficult time recovering and persistant mud holes and swampy sections are now the rule, not exception. It is sad to see the damage that so many rain-riders have caused, and sucks that they don't give back via trail maintenance.

If you ride when dry and respect the trails, then welcome, if not, go to West Hartford Reservoir which is already damaged beyong repair.

Customer Service

Scoville Rd. side is easier, although the New Britain Water Dept. has been showing it's force and chasing riders out and threatening ticketing and towing of cars parked here, so be forewarned.

Stone Rd. side is much more technical, hilly and challenging so be sure you're up for the challenge on that side. Not a beginner ride on Stone Rd.

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West Hartford Res is much more user-friendly and 100% legal.
Nepaug is nice but can be muddy after rains as well.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 14, 2007]
Marty
Racer

This trail system is pretty rocky and techical. Some of it ( about 10%) is expert. The rocks can be really slippery after a morning dew or rain and can be really sketchy. 90% of the riding is nice singletrack.
There are a few walkabike climbs and descents. The trails themselves are pretty decent, alot of washout on the hills so be careful.
Overall..pretty decent. I'd go back. I couldnt really find any decent trail maps. I tried the bikerag.com site and got a decent map but that map was difficult to read when your out riding, basically there are way more trails than is marked on that map. Alot of the trails are way overgrown and could use some love. Getoutnride!

Customer Service

I came in the Cornwall rd entrance off of George Wash trnpk. You'll go about a mile and see the trail on both sides of the road ( unmarked)Park there and jump on. The east side of the road gets access to the trail system, the west side trail goes down to 69 and is downhill.

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If your around the Danbury area..there is some singletrack systems in Huntington State park at Bethel. It is not as technical though and there is less of it.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 14, 2007]
Marty
Racer

This trail system is pretty rocky and techical. Some of it ( about 10%) is expert. The rocks can be really slippery after a morning dew or rain and can be really sketchy. 90% of the riding is nice singletrack.
There are a few walkabike climbs and descents. The trails themselves are pretty decent, alot of washout on the hills so be careful.
Overall..pretty decent. I'd go back. I couldnt really find any decent trail maps. I tried the bikerag.com site and got a decent map but that map was difficult to read when your out riding, basically there are way more trails than is marked on that map. Alot of the trails are way overgrown and could use some love. Getoutnride!

Customer Service

I came in the Cornwall rd entrance off of George Wash trnpk. You'll go about a mile and see the trail on both sides of the road ( unmarked)Park there and jump on. The east side of the road gets access to the trail system, the west side trail goes down to 69 and is downhill.

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If your around the Danbury area..there is some singletrack systems in Huntington State park at Bethel. It is not as technical though and there is less of it.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 15, 2006]
Bmon
Cross Country Rider

There are trails here for every level of rider. I would describe the majority of trails as tight single track with fast downhill slopes and steep uphill climbs. The average loop in about 5 miles but can go up to 9miles if combined. The terrain is hardpacked covered with rock kickers; so bring a extra tube. The kitchen lives up to it name. I recommend keeping one foot clipped out at all times. Definently worth the travel

Customer Service

Cornwall road is my favorite place to enter. There are 3 areas; the first is 2 miles up Cornwall on the right hand side which will spit you out over route 69(best if you like downhill), just cross 69 and follow to scovel road where the graveyard is. The second area to enter is just after cresting the top of cornwall road on the left side. This will connect you to all the stone road trails and to route 4 where you can cross into Nassahegan state forest. The last entrance is at the end of Cornwall on the dirt road. Follow the dirtroad at the end go right and it will take you to the graveyard; go left and you will hit the kitchen backwards. Thats it enjoy.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 13, 2006]
JimmyJaymz
Weekend Warrior

'Best Kept Secret' in Connecticut. Word up, Buttercup!

Customer Service

Come back to the same place you started. Park on Rt 69 near scarey cemetary and take off shoot of Rte., and go right up the jagged rocks on right when offshoot goes Left. Pass the top to neighborhood road take first R and look for entry on L; about 300' down. Hang on Brother Man!!! or Sista Mama Lover!!!

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Bluff Point in New London/Groton.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 01, 1998]
Ken

We ride this area both during the day and night rides. There is little traffic and never a problem with any of the foot clubs. Lots of climbing, but big pay off when you get ot the top. Don't miss it.

Customer Service

Parking on Stone Road will set you up for the best ride begin/end location.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 20, 2000]
Oz

Burlington is like a roller coaster in the woods. You are either climbing or decsending. Some of the climbs can get seriously steep, but the pay off is the fast and sweet downhills. Contrary to the original review, Burlington has some nasty terrain. The "Devil's Kitchen" is a section of rock strewn sigletrack with drops and boulders galore. The challenge is to clear this trail with no dabs. If steep is your game, the "Nas" side has some chutes in the pines that will make you kiss the back of your saddle. The whole key is to find all the good stuff and create a loop. The area is big with a ton of trails, so don't be afraid to explore.

Customer Service

The best way to start is from the soccer fields on G. Washington Tpke. This way begins with a fast downhill. Stone Rd. is also a good place to start as well as Rte.69 across from Scovill Rd. and the graveyard.

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South Mountain, Wolcott/Bristol/Southington area. Nepaug, New Hartford

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 20, 2000]
Bill

I really enjoyed this trail after i found a couple good loops.Great trail lots and lots of riding.Most parts of the trails are great for inter. riders.Some parts are for good to real good riders only.Explore and find the trail for you.

Customer Service

Park on yhe side of Gearge Washington tpnk.Once you get in just explore.I found a couple nice loops,some have knarly downhills!

Similar Products Used:

Nepaug

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 23, 2001]
TSTEW

Followed the fire road to where it intersects with the blue trail. Decided to take blue/orange "Devils Kitchen". I think I saw Satan at least 2x! We came into it from the wrong direction, that's for sure. I can tell you that I have the utmost respect for any rider who can shoot those lines!!! Sick, sick, sick vertical. Got a bit lost when we hit the mainline trail. Ended up finding a decent loop though. Tons of steep climbs with some hairy downhills that were sweet but seriously slippery due to dead leaf cover. Definitely going back to explore some more though.

Customer Service

Parked at the graveyard for my first time in.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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