Giuffrida Park - Trail, Meriden, Connecticut

Giuffrida Park - Trail, Meriden, Connecticut

DESCRIPTION

Rocky, technical

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 18, 2001]
Erik

Very technical, on one side of the lake its got roots all over the place, the other side has rocks all over the place, good for intermediate to advanced riders who like technical rides watch out for the hikers, and when youre on the rocks, careful of the snakes rattlers hang out on the rocks and water mocs hang out near the water bring a spare tire for when youre on the rocks

Customer Service

go around the pond on the blue trail....nothing much more to this course than that

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[Jun 20, 2001]
pm

Otherwise known as the boneyard, this place has to be one of the TOP technical riding spots in CT. NOT for the beginer (you will not have fun).. Great loose rock riding, steeps, drops, tough makes, 10 Mile loop with easily 17 miles of riding totall!! See bikerag.com for
topo map of area with most trails..

Customer Service

From the lot follow fire road around reservoir, to rocky uphill bear left and climb the insanely technical
nemesis climb, take a soft left at the top, continue up
past the "bus station", to the ridge. FOllow the ridge trail (marked blue) to fire road, take a left off the fire road back on the blue (one hike abike) to fire road again take left then first right. Follow straigth down to swampy fire road, follow straight until you hit the road, right at dead end there is another trail head, follow trail straight to motorcycle camp, then wind your way back to the res (many trails in this area just try to stay in one direction!!)

Similar Products Used:

Castle craig, middlesex, mount southington

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5
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[Jul 01, 2001]
AC

Rocks, roots, rocks, some rocks, and more sharp rocks. Bring your first aid kit and a lot of patience. Also, there are so many rocks that I wouldent reccomend the ride to someone who dosent like a lot of technical riding. Be careful of broken bones and nasty gashs from falling on the sharp rocks, also look out for snakes. Also there are a lot of dog walkers and hikers back there, but everyone I ran into was nice and polite.

Customer Service

I just start on the path that you get onto from the parking lot that has a ton of roots on it, and then follow the dirtbike tracks, you can also loop up to the top of the mountain and you can see the skylines of Hartford and New Haven up there.

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Mt. Higby, Middlesex College, Wadsworth State Forest, Bike Club trails off of Atkins St. in Middletown right above Old Farms West

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3
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[Feb 06, 2003]
Jon

I taught myself to mountain bike on these trails. I discovered them all by accident and know them all pretty well. They are not for speed and can be very frustraing for a beginner or even a wanna-be racer to ride. They are very rocky and rutted, due to a combination of geology and overuse by dirt bikers and off-roaders. Stay away from them in the spring as they are very muddy and even more torn up by bikers and jeepers. If you go during the week, this is ome of the most quiet and pristine land in central CT. You'll be lucky if you even run into the occasional hiker. Remember, no bikers are allowed on the blue trails!

Customer Service

Please avoid the blue trail. It is part of the CT blueblaze trail system and they are closed to mountain bikers. You can start from the end of Footit Drive off Atkins St and follow the jeep trails to the top of the mountain. I recommend following the jeep trail from the end of Footit Drive to the very end. Enter the ritzy neighborhood and try to find an underground gas line corridor that heads west and over a steep hill between 2 homes. At the other side of this hump is a jeep trail that follows the top of the ridge. It's a nasty climb but it's not blazed so you can ride it. This trail ends at the top of Lamentation Mountain with a beautiful view of Silver Lake, along with the north and western landscapes of central CT. Backtrack and head down the main jeep trail (fun descent) and end up where you started.

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If you want some true quality mountain bike riding in this area, I recommend Cockaponset in Chester or Meshomasic in East Hampton.

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