Nepaug - Trail, New Hartford, Connecticut

Nepaug - Trail, New Hartford, Connecticut

DESCRIPTION

Very technical ride. Some places you have to walk.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 11, 2018]
SpecializedRipper

Strength:

Tough riding out there. Not for the faint of heart for sure. Advanced only.

Weakness:

Bumped into some locals. They made fun of my bike and called me a "nancy boy". They then proceeded to cut my brake cables and sent me down the road and said not to come back. My feelings are now hurt but that glorious tech....I will risk it again for the tech.

OVERALL
RATING
5
[Apr 09, 2017]
Ken Johnson
Downhiller

Lots of different terrain! There are tons of skinnys, jumps, and rollers. Demanding technical terrain, some flow, most challenging area to ride in the area hands down.

The biggest roller in NW CT is here along with the biggest jumps. Also found a skinny "land" or "park"...didn't make them all but that means I will have to come back!

Customer Service

Its hard to link all the good stuff together without a guide. Get a guide...lots of hidden goodies.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 14, 2008]
teamnescafe
Racer

I was around Nepaug so I decided to give this place a try.

This is how I would describe the place. From the parking lot there is a double track that starts climbing for 3 miles and then leads to a singletrack that takes you all the way to the "overlook", which is the highest point. Also from the parking lot there is a singletrack (Blue trail) that crosses the above mentioned double track and eventually merge to get to the overlook. So, if you want a little more fun from the get go you can hit the Blue singletrack and go up.

The riding is good, good combination of smooth riding mixed with tight technical. There is a little bit of sand but not a problem at all, just thought to put it out there.

There is basically one main Blue trails but I did get lost at one point and saw some purple markers and blue with a yellow dot.

For those of you who like stunts, I did come across some built in kickers that looked pretty sweet.

Customer Service

I had a hard time finding the parking lot for this park. Why? Because the sign of the park is very small (it reads Nepaug State Forest) and it was kinda hidden under the trees.

The entrance is on Rt 202. Depending on which direction you come from you will find this dirt road entrance after/before you see some powerlines.

Similar Products Used:

Case Mtn.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 23, 2007]
Rich
Cross Country Rider

UPDATE: Summer 2007: Forrestry work has messed up the place a bit, but you can still find your way if you have a basic idea which direction to go, and the good stuff is still there & mostly unaffected.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 06, 2006]
John Runner
Downhiller

Amazing, jots of up & down, and lots of stunts & tech & singletrack.

Customer Service

WAYYYYY to many trails,, just come in off of 202. Ride up the road, and dont get lost.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 26, 2006]
Timw
Weekend Warrior

Nepaug is a great range of challenges for every rider.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 23, 2006]
NEARMTB
Downhiller

the best in the area...many uphills but totaly woth the pain,
sweet downhill runs and perfect freeride stunts..I love this place
Bring your hydropack and a full face
something for everyone

Customer Service

depending where your start point is ..but I run RT8 north to exit 44..at end of exit take a right and go stright untill you come across some powerlines...after powerlines is the rocky/dirtroad on the left

Similar Products Used:

none really that I enjoyed as much as Nepaug

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 13, 2006]
JimmyJaymz
Weekend Warrior

I have not ridden Connecticut trials in close to seven years; I'm in SW FL getting word up for MTNB. This is another great area. Partly of the 'Blue Dot/Appalachian' trail networkings. It's got big 'ol rocks on the downhills, great big climbs and fun switchbacks with dips and rollers and some really amazing sweetspots. Again, there is a big hill to factor into you ride on route 202. Find a set of good beater tires and DO IT, Dammit!!!!!

Customer Service

Park at teh 'Old Saybrook Fishhouse' and cross RT. 44 ext to Rt 202 and take first right; left onto dirft riad, and apx 2 miles on L you will see a painted bar type gate. Squeak past and have fun. OR... top RT 202 and after a few left rights you will see a State sign for Nepaug St. Forest. Park across on Left and follow suit with first directions.

Similar Products Used:

LSD Mountain... 'South Mountian' to you Boneheaded non-locals. From there just wander the State. But you are not a local; just a wanderer.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 31, 2004]
Elliott
Cross Country Rider

There are numerous trails of varying difficulty. One could spend an entire day here and not become bored. From logs to rock gardens this is by far one of the better riding locations in Connecticut. Fire roads wind throughtout the forest and from here the trails branch off. Since the trails are between route 44 and 202 in New Hartford, there is usually a road to bail out on if one becomes lost.

Customer Service

Park off of 202 in New Hartford, entrance is ~ 1/4 east of the power lines and on the north side of 202. There is space for ~ 12-15 cars here, if full one can park on the south side of 202.

Similar Products Used:

Penwood in the Simsbury/Bloomfield area.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 16, 1998]
Matt J.

Crazy singletrack! Lots of narrow trails through trees and granite boulders! Tons of drop-offs, fallen trees, and a bunch of short technical climbs. This place reminds me of an obstacle course! A great place to hone your technical singletrack skills!
There's not much in the way of long climbs or downhills, with the exception of the singletrack descent from Tipping Rock (i think that's what it's called) towards the Satan's Kingdom Road/Route 44 entrance and the fire road climb back to the Rte 202 entrance.
See RIDE.CT.net (http://www.connix.com/~nchmura/) for driving directions and a small map.
Distance varies widely depending on your route: 10 to 20 miles, I'd guess.

Customer Service

It's difficult to recommend a route, since there is no map and not all the trails are marked. I found my fave route by exploring over the course of a few weeks. There is a route that follows the Tunxis Trail out to the Outlook, but there are tons of unmarked singletrack that you can use to extend the ride.
Best starting point: There's an entrance off the north side of Rte 202 about 3.5 miles west of the junction w/ Rte 44. You can either park on the side of the road, or there's a secluded parking area 100 yards into the park.

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West Hartford Reservoir is the only other one I've been to. Nepaug is better!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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