Hurd State Park - TRAIL

Hurd State Park - Trail, Cobalt, Connecticut

It is somewhat technical. The trails kick. All you have to do is climb a little bit. Then its allll downhill to the connecticut river. But then you have to pay for all that downhill. Yep you guessed it up hill. Its not to bad though. Not that steep.

User Reviews (7)

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Woodswizard   Cross Country Rider [Nov 11, 2012]

Great fun place to ride, first time there. Nice swoopy rolling trails. Fun jumps and rock launches. Good climbing combined with some flat rolling sections. Incredible views of CT river. Very good for single speed 29 er.

Customer Service

Don't know well enough yet to determine, but it would be hard to get lost.

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4
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4
Blue Sugar   Cross Country Rider [Mar 09, 2011]

All the previous reviews for this place are out of date because there is a whole network of new trails that have been built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. The trails are fun and flowy, and not very technically challenging although there is a lot of climbing involved whichever way you go. There are a few mild stunts and rock rides here and there. Great for a 29er, and a strong rider can have a lot of fun on a single speed too. Don't miss the dragon's back at Higganum Meadows wildlife refuge (take the dirt road up to the powerline).

Customer Service

None of the new trails are on the map, but you access them off of the white trail. There are several trails marked with splotchy, sray painted blazes of various colors.

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4
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5
Justin G   Cross Country Rider [Jun 10, 2007]

All types of trails, broken pavement, single track, fireroads. Nothing too difficult. Found one cool ladder someone built off a rock. If you loop trails, you can ride for quite a while.

Customer Service

Start at the small parking area off of 151.

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3
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3
Mike   [Nov 14, 1999]

Right now in the fall its tricky. You know there are lose rocks under the leaves but you cant see them. It kicks!!! Not to technical and not to easy its just right. You should go there the next time you have a chance. It is the best. Beware of hikers though. Most are pretty friendly. The trail is part single track part double track. On the decents there are some rocks you can jump off. Start off near the pavilain. On the back side off the rock wall. There are maps in boards around the park. So you won't get lost.

Customer Service

Take the red trail!!!! It is sooooooooo sweet. You start off with about a mile and half easy climb. Then its allllll downhill to the river. When you get to the bottom. You have a easy climb back up.

Similar Products Used: Cromwell Trails
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5
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Ken Pedersen   [Apr 15, 2000]

Take the trail up to split rock on your way in. You get n awesome view at the top of a connecticut countryside and then take the trails all downhil to Connnecticut River.

Customer Service

Take the trail up to split rock on your way in. You get n awesome view at the top of a connecticut countryside and then take the trails all downhil to Connnecticut River.

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3
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Erik   [May 27, 2001]

i went after about 8 days straight of rain, but the trails were dry enough. decent flats to get your speed up, but the uphills suck when its wet

Customer Service

park in the lot right off of 151 and take the trail into the park....then ride whatever suits your fancy

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3
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Phil R   [Oct 23, 2001]

Hurd is nice little park, but too short a ride for my taste (under four miles). Hurd is a good place to practice your cimbing skills (very little flat terrain). There isn't a lot here as far as technical trails go. I would recommend Hurd to experienced riders who can climb, unless you are less experienced and don't mind walking your bike a little.

At the trailhead, there were a lot of bees.

Customer Service

I parked in the lot right off on 151. Take either trail you see there (they pretty much go to the same place). Follow for a mile or so to the main part of Hurd, and you'll see a trail map there. Stick to the red trail. That takes you down to the river for some nice scenery. Nice place for a picnic. For beginners, the climb back up might be tough.

Similar Products Used: Conckaponset State Forest, West Hartford Reservoir, Pennwood State Park.
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3
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Fid   [Jun 05, 2002]

Beginner with a little intermediate climbing. Mostly smooth single/doubletrack and even some broken-up pavement. Not technical at all, except for a small portion of the red trail, near split rock. Good ride for intro into mt biking, a little taste of everything - flat doubletrack, slickrock, pineneedle single track, and climbs, especially comming up from CT River. Good view at splitrock, nice area by river,about 6-7 miles if you ride everything. Would make a good night ride!!! If you want rocks, drops, and technical - head elseware.

Customer Service

You can start at either the small pk lot off 151, or within the park itself. Either way you can make various loops to ride all the trails.At the Youth Camping area there is a map.

Similar Products Used: Day Pond/Salmon River, Cockaponset, Case, Meshomasic
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3
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