Gay City State Park - TRAIL

Gay City State Park - Trail, Hebron, Connecticut

There's a bunch of trails here. Several loops. One good little run starts in the parking lot on the right just past where the access road splits. Take 2 lefts, and you'll come out right down near the beach in the lower parking lot. The blue trail leads up to Birch and Case Mountains.

User Reviews (19)

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Guyechka   Cross Country Rider [Jul 21, 2005]

Gay City has some good trails with a few little technical sections thrown in for fun. The only major problem is the number of dog owners who feel that the park is their dog's personal bathroom. There are poop bags laying all over the place. You just have to get away from the main areas and hit the upper part of the blue and the lower red.

Customer Service

Ride from Case, down the single track off the upper part of the blue, out across the yellow bridge and back up the blue.

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3
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3
Eddy   Weekend Warrior [Apr 18, 2004]

The white to red trail was good. Saw a snake and the way down over rocks was great...Wife and I went when it was very muddy...Little brake rub afterwards but had a great time...

Customer Service

RED at parking spot.

Similar Products Used: all
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3
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3
WTS   Weekend Warrior [Jan 25, 2004]

Ride Gay City often and find it lots of fun with good climbs,down hills, some rock gardens and drop offs. Recommend getting off the fire roads and stick to single track for a climb to Birch Mt. If you stay within the park and perimeter, there's 10-20 miles of riding. Cross over and look for the Fern trail for easy single track to Glastonbury resevoir area. Gets a little hairy by the rez. Loop back or explore and you'll end up at Case Mt. Find your way back to top of park, off Birch Mt. Rd. and the downhill ride to the pond is a blast. Check out the single track on right, just as you start down. Smooth and fast till you cross over the gasline trail

Customer Service

Mix it up and explore

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5
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3
Reed   [Jan 02, 1999]

Great trail for Intermediate rides who love a variety of riding. There is many logs to hop and hills to climb or speed your way down. There is also some fireroads for you not so advanced riders.

Customer Service

I recommend the RED outer loop in a counter-clockwise direction as the best sampler of what this park has to offer. I start this loop at the field on the right side of the main entrance road just before where the grassy divider ends.

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5
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Puzman   [Feb 08, 1999]

I have to say, I find Gay City kind of boring. Its fairly flat (relative to other areas in the state), and the single track is not that challenging. But, its a good area for beginners-intermediates who aren't looking to kill themselves. If you're looking for more of a challenge, head to Case Mtn.

Customer Service

Take the blue trail to Case. Much better riding

Similar Products Used: Case
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3
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Billy   [Apr 03, 1999]

Wide open, somewhat flat, not very challanging, fun to play dodge the hiker/trail runner.

Customer Service

Outer red, any direction.

Similar Products Used: Case Mountain
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1
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TOM   [Jun 21, 1999]

AS STATED BEFORE BY OTHERS IS GREAT FOR BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE RIDERS. BUT YOU CAN GAIN ACCESS TO THE BLUE TRAIL, THAT TAKES YOU IN THE CASE MT. AREA FOR MORE THRILLS AND SPILLS.

Customer Service

THE RED TRAIL, AND OTHER LOOPS IN THE PARK.

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4
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J   [Aug 09, 1999]

I found a new (to me anyway) trail a few weeks back and rode it on Sat. On the red trail, down in the S part of the park, there's this one long wooden bridge over a marshy area. A bit uphill to the west of it, (if you're on the bridge with the railing to your left, it's ahead of you on your left) is another trail that goes off to the south. It's pretty cool, and eventually will dump you out on the natural gas line, which you can follow to the right up to the powerlines, to the left to rt 85 and the golf course, or you can continue on the small trail across the gas line. I haven't ridden across yet (I'd been out for 3 hours by the time I got there, and decided to take the gas line back towards my house) but I'm guessint that it hooks up with the powerlines near where they cross the golf course. I suppose it'd have to, unless it looped back to the gas line or dead-ended, since the area is a triangle with the sides being the golf course, the gas line, and the power lines.

Customer Service

Red

Similar Products Used: Case Mt. My backyard (only if you bring me really cool upgrade parts for my bike:)
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3
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Mouse   [Aug 14, 1999]

I thought it was fairly basic. Not very technical at all ~ except maybe a few spots ~ but they'd only last about 20 ft. or so. I think the is a good place for beginner's to intermediate. It's also a good place if you want to practice being on your bike for long time (toughen up the arse) since you can just keep riding and riding.

Customer Service

I rode the red trail most of the day

Similar Products Used: I think Wallingford is similar, but better. A little more challenging.
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3
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Ricky   [Dec 18, 1999]

Not to much technical riding but lots of fun.

Customer Service

The outer red loop starting by the road and going counterclockwise. If you stay on the red and not go off an any of the other trails you will find some challenging and exhillerating riding. My favorite trail there

Similar Products Used: Blackledge Falls and Blackledge trails
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5
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