Bradley Park - TRAIL

Bradley Park - Trail, Wilton, Connecticut

The trail start in a hub and radiates out in half a circle. lots of twists, turns and partially blocked trails from overgrowth.

User Reviews (8)

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OleMan Glade   Cross Country Rider [Oct 10, 2011]

Fun little place. I go about one a week, due to it being my 10 yr old's favorite place. Everything to be said about the place has already been said. If you live nearby and don't have lots of time to spare, Bradley more than satisfies.

Also, if you are a decent rider going out with novices, it might be worth a bit of a drive. Everyone can enjoy themselves here.

Word of caution, don't be cheap with the deet. This place is loaded with ticks. I do a thorough check on myself and kids, and my dog always get a complete brushing after my ride. 9 out of 10 times at least one of us has a tick. My dog must average 5 or 6 a visit.

Customer Service

My favorite is clockwise around the orange trail, passing the top of the blue trail at the top. Some fun to be had on the teeter totter on the way. After descending the far side of the trail and crossing the single track bridge at the bottom, look for the board jump over a good sized log. Fun air to be had at cruising speed. Now look for the bottom of the blue trail over the 1st bridge on your right, follow it to the top, then take a left on the orange trail back towards the teeter totter and back to the beginning.

Even though it's not the most challenging riding in the area, something about Bradley is just fun.

Similar Products Used: Huntington, Trout Brook, Wilton Woods, Trumbull if you have your huck on.
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5
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4
Rica620   Weekend Warrior [Apr 05, 2010]

I'd heard this was a small decent trail for beginners. Since my kids and I fit that category, we went yesterday. I'm not sure if it was due to erosion or not, but we ended up walking most of it. Plus, there is now a hunter's platform on private property overlooking part of the trail with signs warning you to make a lot of noise.

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2
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3
David9999999   Weekend Warrior [Oct 23, 2009]

This park is small, as mentioned, so I wouldn't drive there to ride. However, it is fun, especially if you know where to look. Lately there's been some work done to improve the trails, including a new river crossing and some work to bridges. Speaking of which, there are a few, 2 of them are long and pretty fun. There's a steep rock face kinda thing to ride down and a small (2/3 foot) drop, which can also be rolled. Fun technical climbs and a fast smooth downhill on the north side. Farther north, exiting the park there's a crazy rockgarden which is very challenging but rewarding if you make it through. Also at the north end are a couple dirt jumps and some insane 12 foot drop which I doubt anyone actually rides..

Customer Service

Clockwise. There's one trail that goes straight up through the middle, which you can also hit although I rarely do. Not very fast or anything special. I also recommend checking out the boardwalk into the swamp, it's pretty cool in the right season.

Similar Products Used: Wilton Woods, Cranberry
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4
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3
coachkecz   Weekend Warrior [Jul 27, 2009]

Just moved to the area and found this place close by. Agree its not worth a long drive as the main loop is short. That said, with a little tending it could be a really fun place to crank out a few laps after work. There is one very large tree that needs to be removed from one of the bridges and another bridge that needs a few planks repaired (the approach could use a little work also). It has a ton of rocks, which I am sadly getting used to, and lots of roots, but does not require much walking. I imagine it can get sloppy after rain as long stretches of trail appear to be natural watercourses rather than cut trail.

Customer Service

I prefer the counter-clockwise Orange route. Enter the park from Oakledge, turn right and head past the trail map.

Similar Products Used: None yet. I tried Cranbury Park and found it completlely lacked flow. Cherry Lane Park is way too small and has some unrideable rock garden sections. Will be checking out Bennett's Pond soon.
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3
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2
Dyno05   Weekend Warrior [Sep 01, 2008]

This place is only 68 acres so its a quick place to get through. There are some bridges to cross, a bunch of log crossings, and a nice ladder was built across a large log. There is a nice downhill with several switchbacks and a pile of rocks to blast over, along with a small drop (if you are going fast) or a roller if you are goig slow. The main loop ( orange) is about 1.2 miles so you can get through pretty quickly. This loop is the perimeter of the park, There are several other trails going towards the center, none of which did I ride down today. I liked this place better than I thought I was going to.

Customer Service

If you ride orange clockwise you will face a fairly technical uphill filled with a lot of rocks and roots, but you will be rewarded with a fairly smooth .25 mile downhill filled with switchbacks and high speed obstacles. You can go pretty fast if thats your cup of tea. If you want to ride orange counter clockwise you will have an easier ascent followed by a much more technical lower speed decent. I also spotted what looked like a very large drop, off a large rock embankment. Maybe 10 feet or so. It had no trail and looked like it was never attempted. It had a small natural transition. It is off the trail maybe 100 feet on the right when riding uphill on Orange going counter clockwise.

Similar Products Used: Mianus, Trumbull, and the small but fun Woodland park in Darien.
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4
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3
Dyno05   Weekend Warrior [Sep 01, 2008]

I didn't see a review on this place that was current so I figured I would give one. I wouldn't recomend driving a long distance to this place. It is only 68 acres. I did the outer main loop, (orange) in 10 minutes literally. It was 1.2 miles. If you follow "orange" counterclockwise you will find the climb easier and take the more technical side back down the other side. There were a few bridges to cross along with a bunch of log crossings. Most of them can be bunnyhopped over. One log crossing had a ladder built up and over it. There were other trails to try out too but I only had a limited time to ride.

Customer Service

If you like going fast and downhill, try taking orange clockwise. It is kind of challenging climbing with all the roots and rocks but you will be rewarded with about .25 mile of downhill with switchbacks, a rockpile to jump and a small drop, leading to a winding bridge across some swampy area. I really enjoyed this place. It was better than I had anticipated. I also spyed what looked like a do-able, possibly 10 foot drop. It had no trail but looked like it had a natural transition on the bottom. It was off a large rock mound on the right hand side of the uphill section of "orange" going counterclockwise.

Similar Products Used: Mianus, Trumbull, And the small but fun Woodland park in Darien.
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3
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3
TL   [Jun 16, 2001]

Very easy, good for beginners to intermediate, lots of bridges, good if you live in Wilton and you wanna go biking but in biking ditance you can go here

Customer Service

take a shortcut up behind the condos i think Glen river go up the hill instead of taking the road.

Similar Products Used: Cranberry, Pequnney Valley, Town Forest
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4
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Bill aka []D[][]v[][]D   [May 01, 2002]

Very small. Not 7 miles as mentioned above. And that's a shame, becuas it is actuallt a fun place to ride. Good rolling terrain, but never does it get to steep. There are 3 or four long, thin bridges (one that twists and turns)and lots of challenging log piles. Main trail is only a little over a mile. To put in a solid hour of riding means to hit the same trails over and over again. The bottom line is it is a decent place to knock around for a while if you live in this area. I wouldn't recommend anyone taking a ride longer than 15 minutes to check this place out. Also, it looks likes a decent place to do a night ride, due to how easy it is to follow the trails in there

Customer Service

Good trail map at the trail head. Follow the orange trail around the perimeter of the aprk and take any of the other trails for variation

Similar Products Used: Mianus, Wilton Woods, Trumbull, Cranbury
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3
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Da Pimps DADDY   [May 01, 2002]

Not much more than about 30 minutes of riding. Not worth driving to. If you can pedal there then check it out. I do agree with the PIMP, even though he needs a dictionary. Seems like a great place to do a Short Night ride.

Customer Service

Only 1 primary trail with several cross sections and
a few off shoots.

Similar Products Used: Anyplace the PIMP can't find, like the Library!
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3
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Jeff L.   [May 17, 2003]

Same

Customer Service

Its a nice trail, some uphill and a fun downhill, i kno the park inside out, theres some nice sections and nice drop

Similar Products Used: Same
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3
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