Cromwell Trails - TRAIL

Cromwell Trails - Trail, Cromwell, Connecticut

There are a ton of split offs in there. You just have to explore around. You cant get lost in them. The trails are up and down hills. Lots of extreme dh parts and same with the uphill parts. Not to technical but is really fun beacause you can just fly down the trails.

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Blue Sugar   Cross Country Rider [Aug 07, 2008]

This place has recently become a state park, called River Highlands. No facilities except for a small parking lot on Field Rd, and no entry fee. Set the GPS to 1 Wexford Place, Cromwell. There's a lot of doubletrack and some pretty good singletrack as well, including a smooth, swoopy trail along a ridge and a pretty cool, but pretty mild, stunt trail through a gorge down to the river. Nothing very technical. Lot of ATV use but they seem to be staying off the singletrack. The park property runs north along the river all the way to the TPC golf course. It might be possible to find some more riding if you head north along the railroad tracks from that point, but I don't know if it would be legal. As has been said, the mosquitos will eat you alive, so bring bug spray or visit out of season.

Customer Service

It's a small place, so just go and explore. You could cover the whole place in a couple of hours. Small but fun.

Similar Products Used: Wadsworth Falls (easy), Millers Pond (hard)
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Like2Byte   Cross Country Rider [Jul 23, 2003]

They should change the name of this park to Mosquito Swarm Park. Now that that's out of the way - these trails are pretty tame compared to other Tyler or Case. There are some sections that are intimidating and a few that are flat insane. Lots of logs and, oddly enough, hardly any stone at all. There are some ramps and jamps made from 'natural materals' in the park but they've mostly deteriorated into unusefulness. A few steep decents into "The bowl" are extreme and fun!

Customer Service

From the parking lot, follow the fire road until it forks, go left. Go up the hill, shattered and torn from the motorized vehicles, go 'round to the left at the top. Follow it all the way out until a fast downhill dips and hair-pin turns toward the golfcourse. Jump over the burm and follow along the goldcourse on a slightly hidden singletrack trail. After getting to the top of the hill, it will fork again. Go left, into the woods, follow until it dips between two hills. Don't go up, turn right and jump over the logs. Follow this trail through the swamp , pass the parking left as it hairpins back into the woods and follow until it crosses the FR again. Cross the FR into the woods again and cross three wooden bridges. After crossing the third bridge avoid the gentle right turn and go straight, then turn right up a small hill. This trail follows the bowl along its rim. When you are dumped back onto the FR, follow it until you see a steep descent with logs jamming it. Follow the line and go down it. It's fast but not hard. Turn right at the bottom and follow across the streams until a steep uphill (hike-a-bike?). At the top, bear left and follow along to FR.

Similar Products Used: Case, tyler
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Mike   [Nov 26, 1999]

Right now in the fall its really techncial. Because all the rain washed the dirt exposing the rocks. The leaves have covered them and now its hard to tell were they are which makes it just more fun!!!! Most of the trails are just dirt and roots. Lots of uphills and downhills. Explore and pick your fav. route.

Customer Service

Enter on the railroad tracks. Go down them till you see a part of the trail were is splits. One straight or to the right. TAke the one to the right. Then your on the main trail.

Similar Products Used: RockyHill Quarry.
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Alison   [Dec 09, 1999]

Where is the singletrack? I rode all over the place and found only doubletrack that was totally smooth and nontechnical. I could of ridden my road bike on them! I would only recommend this to a beginner.

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Mike   [Mar 10, 2000]

Me and my friends have built a network of trails that are sick! Most of the trial is on the edge of a 50ft reveine and one part your handlebars hang off. There are lots of log hops and ramps. Extremely steep dh and uphills So maybe you should try riding the BIKE trails.

Customer Service

The REAL trails not the quad trails.

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Mike   [Mar 13, 2000]

These trails are still being built so dont go on them right now or you will have a very short ride. The trails are super technical. They are all single track and lot and lots of log hops. A couple logs are soo big we made a ramp on them. We are in the middle of building a bridge over one section that is impossible to build a trail. I'll keep you updated on the trails.

Customer Service

Go down the rail road tracks until you see a manhole with a green circle on it. Enter there.

Similar Products Used: RockyHill Quarry. very short but technial.
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Jeff   [Apr 10, 2000]

oh well - couldn't find it.... just like Alison

Hey Alison - write me back - I may know of the trails soon.

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Rob   [May 12, 2000]

unless you mean Cromwell, Kansas..there are no trails down there that even come close to what you are talking about. I not only grew up in Cromwell, but I lived right there (that was my back yard). The only thing that I think you are talking about it the trail that goes along the river, granted you are up high, but there is no extreme downhill or uphill that's ridable. It would be an EXTREME pain in the ass to carry my bike up the hill thats down there.
So, save your valuable riding time and go to the trails behind Middlesex Community college. they are reviewed here also, and they are soooooo much better!

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BIKER   [May 13, 2000]

Rob what do you mean there not ridable? The quad ones dude. there right down near the rail road tracks that cross the road. A little gray gate to keep quaders from getting in those trails thats where you go in! Where you talking about?

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Mike   [Jun 05, 2000]

These trails arent the most technical trails in the world. They are fun. When the rain gets to the trails they turn extremely technical. Like now because of the resent heavy rain. So if you go there dont expect the best trails in the world they are a good doubletrack that goes up hills and downhills. Lots of fun if you go the right way. Rob i;d like you to email me and tell me where u think there arent any trails. ok?

Customer Service

Rob, u say they were your backyard? U did live on field road right? Down near the rail road tracks where they cross the road? The entrance is there with a metal gate saying No Motor Veichles. and no snowmobiles.

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