Wilton Woods - TRAIL

Wilton Woods - Trail, Wilton, Connecticut

a big climb off the beginning and then rolling singletrack with plenty of logs rocks and roots

User Reviews (23)

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ricky_nu   Cross Country Rider [Aug 04, 2010]

Have ridden this trail maybe 10 times in the past 3 years, but have just started to appreciate it for what it is. It is very technical, and truthfully, I didn't enjoy it when I first rode it, but after a few years of improving my skills, I must say I really enjoy the challenge that this ride is. Not a bombers delight, but if you like slugging it out with technical challenges, this is a great place.

Raptor rocks are insane (good for a walk!)

Customer Service

Do Full Blue Loop, out of Branch-brook parking to the right, this is a nice warmup and will take 45 minutes.

then once back to parking lot take red/orange trail up (to the right of the lot), crosses over to the west side of the blue trail.

Either way, you feel like a hero on the descent from the NW part of blue trail to parking lot.

I have jsut started to discover the black diamond and white diamond sections, they seem like fun, but no expert on them yet. Here is where there are some man-made obstacles (log ride, etc).

Similar Products Used: Mianus Park, Greenwich CT
Indian Ledges, Trumbull CT
Graham Hills, Westchester NY
Ringwood, Ringwood NJ
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
David9999999   Weekend Warrior [May 07, 2009]

VERY technical. Some parts of the trail can be very difficult (impossible, really) for beginners and intermediates like me. If you know where to go, this is the best trail in the area. There're a few stunts (log ride, teeter totter) and jumps. Plus a lot of walls to cross, a lot of bridges, and a hell of a lot of roots. But, there are smooth sections to be found as well. There are I think 3 rock ridges to ride, all of which look pretty sweet (I haven't ridden them, but know and watch people who do). Look out though, because the trails aren't that well marked. It can be easy to get a bit lost..

Customer Service

I usually head in and turn left, then head onto the black diamond.. from there, just try to not get lost. Haha.

Similar Products Used: Elizabeth reserve, Quarry head park, Bradley park, Cranberry park
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
mtnbkrmrt   Racer [Aug 18, 2008]

This is a great section of trails but full of roots/logs and rocks. This is very technical with few sections of get-up-and-go speed. I think this is some of the best pure technical riding in the area. The orange trail is a great way to start the ride riding up along the creek with a few bridge crossings and ending up intersecting the blue trails up higher. The Blue loops border the East and west side of the woods and pretty much contain the majority of the other trails. Coming back to the car, either blue loop is fine and both have short bursts of speed sections, I would favor the eastern Blue trail as its easier to find and marked better. Get your trail maps from www.crankfire.com..click on the wilton Woods then access the pictures, thats where the map of the place is. My nine year old ( who is a very good technical rider) and my 61 year old father-n-law say 2 thumbs up for this place. So do I.

Customer Service

Up the orange, down the blue. There is a section of Yellow trails that connect the Orange to some upper sections, I would ride those BACK towards the car ( so from the Blue trail up top coming back down) because they contain some short steep climbs that are better to roll going down then climb going up. Watch the roots, scout the lines coming back, there are some really gnarly sections that coulds ruin your day.

Similar Products Used: Bennets Pond...is really close right off Rt 7 from Danbury and is on the way. Less technical and more speed.
Nasaheagon State Forest at Burlington Ct. More of the same technical but way more options and trails
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
mtnbkrmrt   Racer [Aug 18, 2008]

This is a great section of trails but full of roots/logs and rocks. This is very technical with few sections of get-up-and-go speed. I think this is some of the best pure technical riding in the area. The orange trail is a great way to start the ride riding up along the creek with a few bridge crossings and ending up intersecting the blue trails up higher. The Blue loops border the East and west side of the woods and pretty much contain the majority of the other trails. Coming back to the car, either blue loop is fine and both have short bursts of speed sections, I would favor the eastern Blue trail as its easier to find and marked better. Get your trail maps from www.crankfire.com..click on the wilton Woods then access the pictures, thats where the map of the place is. My nine year old ( who is a very good technical rider) and my 61 year old father-n-law say 2 thumbs up for this place. So do I.

Customer Service

Up the orange, down the blue. There is a section of Yellow trails that connect the Orange to some upper sections, I would ride those BACK towards the car ( so from the Blue trail up top coming back down) because they contain some short steep climbs that are better to roll going down then climb going up. Watch the roots, scout the lines coming back, there are some really gnarly sections that coulds ruin your day.

Similar Products Used: Bennets Pond...is really close right off Rt 7 from Danbury and is on the way. Less technical and more speed.
Nasaheagon State Forest at Burlington Ct. More of the same technical but way more options and trails
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
Marty   Racer [Aug 18, 2008]

This is a great section of trails but full of roots/logs and rocks. This is very technical with few sections of get-up-and-go speed. I think this is some of the best pure technical riding in the area. The orange trail is a great way to start the ride riding up along the creek with a few bridge crossings and ending up intersecting the blue trails up higher. The Blue loops border the East and west side of the woods and pretty much contain the majority of the other trails. Coming back to the car, either blue loop is fine and both have short bursts of speed sections, I would favor the eastern Blue trail as its easier to find and marked better. Get your trail maps from www.crankfire.com..click on the wilton Woods then access the pictures, thats where the map of the place is. My nine year old ( who is a very good technical rider) and my 61 year old father-n-law say 2 thumbs up for this place. So do I.

Customer Service

Up the orange, down the blue. There is a section of Yellow trails that connect the Orange to some upper sections, I would ride those BACK towards the car ( so from the Blue trail up top coming back down) because they contain some short steep climbs that are better to roll going down then climb going up. Watch the roots, scout the lines coming back, there are some really gnarly sections that coulds ruin your day.

Similar Products Used: Bennets Pond...is really close right off Rt 7 from Danbury and is on the way. Less technical and more speed.
Nasaheagon State Forest at Burlington Ct. More of the same technical but way more options and trails
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
test   Cross Country Rider [Aug 18, 2008]

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Customer Service

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Marty   Racer [Aug 15, 2008]

These were a great set of singletracks to ride if your really into technical aspects of riding. None of these trails are particularly fast so if your looking for that this probably isn't the place. The trails are a compilation of tangled roots and rocks and a great place to work on those slow speed skills. The blue trails are on both side of the forest and contain the entire trail system, they have less technical sections than the bottom ( orange) loop and therefor flow a bit better especially on the downhill part (which is going back toward where you parked) . For a detailed map go to www.crankfire.com , get to the Wilton wood section and click on the "photos", there is a trail map there . Overall, a great ride. My 9 year old ( who is a great rider) and my 61 year old father-n-law both really liked it as well and did fine. You gotta love them roots!

Customer Service

Id start out of the parking lot and make a left, after crossing the bridge turn left and ride the orange loop up to the upper part of the park. Come back either blue loop as its faster and has a couple of real nice speed sections that flow really well. If you come back the yellow, Id ride it down towards the parking lot as there are a couple of steep up climbs that would be best ridden down. Also, always stop and check the down parts to scout your line, there are some really gnarly roots that could ruin your day.

Similar Products Used: Nasaheagon State Forest More of the same but also some nice smooth sections and lots more trails

Bennets pond is right on the way off of Rt 7 from Danbury and is a good option for the non-techinal options..not as many roots, rocks, logs etc.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
Marty   Racer [Aug 15, 2008]

These were a great set of singletracks to ride if your really into technical aspects of riding. None of these trails are particularly fast so if your looking for that this probably isn't the place. The trails are a compilation of tangled roots and rocks and a great place to work on those slow speed skills. The blue trails are on both side of the forest and contain the entire trail system, they have less technical sections than the bottom ( orange) loop and therefor flow a bit better especially on the downhill part (which is going back toward where you parked) . For a detailed map go to www.crankfire.com , get to the Wilton wood section and click on the "photos", there is a trail map there . Overall, a great ride. My 9 year old ( who is a great rider) and my 61 year old father-n-law both really liked it as well and did fine. You gotta love them roots!

Customer Service

Id start out of the parking lot and make a left, after crossing the bridge turn left and ride the orange loop up to the upper part of the park. Come back either blue loop as its faster and has a couple of real nice speed sections that flow really well. If you come back the yellow, Id ride it down towards the parking lot as there are a couple of steep up climbs that would be best ridden down. Also, always stop and check the down parts to scout your line, there are some really gnarly roots that could ruin your day.

Similar Products Used: Nasaheagon State Forest More of the same but also some nice smooth sections and lots more trails

Bennets pond is right on the way off of Rt 7 from Danbury and is a good option for the non-techinal options..not as many roots, rocks, logs etc.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
Marty   Racer [Aug 15, 2008]

These were a great set of singletracks to ride if your really into technical aspects of riding. None of these trails are particularly fast so if your looking for that this probably isn't the place. The trails are a compilation of tangled roots and rocks and a great place to work on those slow speed skills. The blue trails are on both side of the forest and contain the entire trail system, they have less technical sections than the bottom ( orange) loop and therefor flow a bit better especially on the downhill part (which is going back toward where you parked) . For a detailed map go to www.crankfire.com , get to the Wilton wood section and click on the "photos", there is a trail map there . Overall, a great ride. My 9 year old ( who is a great rider) and my 61 year old father-n-law both really liked it as well and did fine. You gotta love them roots!

Customer Service

I really liked starting on the Orange loop working my way up then coming back the blue (either side). The Yellow loop, is best ridden down ( from the top of the park)as there are some unrideable "up" sections but most riders can probably do going down. Anytime your riding back toward the car and come up on a drop, I would really recommend you take the time to scope out a good line, then ride it. Many of the steep down sections have some gnarly roots that could send you fly'n.

Similar Products Used: Nasaheagon State Forest. Has many of the same features but more riding available

Huntington state park is close and can be good in the singletrack sections.

Bennets Pond is right on the way from Danbury right off of rt 7...this is a good option if you want a non-technical ride
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
Marty   Racer [Aug 15, 2008]

These were a great set of singletracks to ride if your really into technical aspects of riding. None of these trails are particularly fast so if your looking for that this probably isn't the place. The trails are a compilation of tangled roots and rocks and a great place to work on those slow speed skills. The blue trails are on both side of the forest and contain the entire trail system, they have less technical sections than the bottom ( orange) loop and therefor flow a bit better especially on the downhill part (which is going back toward where you parked) . For a detailed map go to www.crankfire.com , get to the Wilton wood section and click on the "photos", there is a trail map there . Overall, a great ride. My 9 year old ( who is a great rider) and my 61 year old father-n-law both really liked it as well and did fine. You gotta love them roots!

Customer Service

I really liked starting on the Orange loop working my way up then coming back the blue (either side). The Yellow loop, is best ridden down ( from the top of the park)as there are some unrideable "up" sections but most riders can probably do going down. Anytime your riding back toward the car and come up on a drop, I would really recommend you take the time to scope out a good line, then ride it. Many of the steep down sections have some gnarly roots that could send you fly'n.

Similar Products Used: Nasaheagon State Forest. Has many of the same features but more riding available

Huntington state park is close and can be good in the singletrack sections.

Bennets Pond is right on the way from Danbury right off of rt 7...this is a good option if you want a non-technical ride
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
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