Burr Pond - Trail, Burrville, Connecticut

Burr Pond - Trail, Burrville, Connecticut

DESCRIPTION

The Burr Pond loop is short but sweet. It is roughly 3-4 miles of blue trail that parallels the shore of the pond. It has a short climb with a couple of brief but technical rocky downhills. It also offers some root sections that are especially tricky when wet, and some all around fun singletrack. The loop is best ridden in a counter clockwise fashion (be aware of hikers and others). The goal is to try and beat your time or "dab" less with each consecutive lap. Another great aspect is that you are never that far away from your car (good thing for repairs/injuries). In general, Burr Pond is a fun place to ride.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 10, 2013]
Justinm860
Weekend Warrior

I just moved to the area to lake ridge right up the street from this place. Im by no means a professional mt biker I just started getting back into the scene. It rained today so the trail is very slippery. Plenty of rocks and roots. Some parts seemed impossible to ride through unless your use to that kind of thing. I went counter clockwise around the lake and it was very challenging I hope to progress and learn how to overcome the obstacles I will be going back weekly.

Customer Service

Id say go counter clockwise unless you're use to downhill racing

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5
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4
[Jan 08, 2007]
jdoodled
Cross Country Rider

The trail is good fun with some excellent terrain. The easiest line is fairly easily seen with the amount of traffic here. Stay clear of the place on Sundays if you are planning to ride with your dogs - it's W.T. day to walk their attack dogs. Overall an excellent ride - great place for a beginner to learn or an intermediate to crank laps (+/- 30 minutes). As stated before ride counter clockwise because the whole thing seems to be downhill.

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5
VALUE
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3
[Aug 02, 2000]
blah

really nice (but short), technical downhills without tough climbs. Lots of rocks!

Customer Service

go to the parking lot and follow the edge of the lake to the right. take every left turn from there on out. you probably want to do multiple laps.

Similar Products Used:

Mohawk State Forest

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5
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[Sep 20, 2000]
Russell

Great all around track, I agree that it may take a few laps to really feel spent. Good technical (roots, rocks, logs...)as well as a really nice area to bike around. Only thing to watch out for is walkers with dogs, other then that it's a blast.

Customer Service

Clock wise if your looking for some real technical hard core rock climbing, counter for more of a speed run down the rock section.

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5
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[Jul 08, 2001]
A

The trail is very well kept (this being a state park) and it is also mtn. biker friendly (seemingly). Basically, just park and ride, there are a few rock sections that are fun to try to get through, some root sections that are fairly challenging, and depending on which way around the pond you are riding, there is a nice little rocky uphill climb which turns into a kind of fir road before the trail dips back down into the woods towards the pond. Honestly, I just went up there to check this place out, and it was a lot of fun, and I will be definitly be going back. Just watch out for children and hikers on the trail, as well as other riders. Other than that, its an all around fun place to ride at.

Customer Service

Park in either the boat launch lot, or in the main lot, it really dosent matter, either lot is fine. The blue marked trail heads are easy to spot. It is a lot of fun riding this loop, all around decent singletrack, not too hard and not too easy, just right.

Similar Products Used:

Go down to Middletown and ride the Middlesex trails behind MxCTC, best singletrack in the state.

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4
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[Nov 24, 2001]
RIDGE

Route around pond is short and quick so you may want to ride it both directions. There are a couple of tricky rock sections, a log or two, but on the whole fairly easy. Going counterclockwise you should be able to ride all the way around without putting a foot down (however I usually mess up once or twice). Clockwise has a couple of steep uphills that may require hike-a-bike for a short distance.

Customer Service

I start at entrance before large parking lot. Ride from there up to small wooden bridge. From there you can either ride to right up to main entrance and counter clockwise around pond or cross bridge and ride clockwise around pond.

Similar Products Used:

Nasaheagon, Nepaug, Peoples Forest, Penwood, West Hartford Reservoir

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3
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