Westwoods - Trail, Guilford, Connecticut

Westwoods - Trail, Guilford, Connecticut

DESCRIPTION

narrow singletrak with roots rocks , good variation

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 07, 2003]
drenman
Weekend Warrior

This is one of the best trails in CT. It is technical but a beginner can attepmt it if you like some hike and bike. I have ridden this for years and I still seem to find new stuf even with a map. What most people don't know is that there is another whole section that you can ride into the Stoney Creek quarries that is AWESOME. Bring a pic-nic for the rock on Lost Lake(you'll need to eat after riding here all day)

Customer Service

You really should go with someone who knows this trail for the first time. You can try on your own but you may get lost even with the map. Once I found myself climbing up a cliff and rode a great Mountain ridge. Crazy freeriders can find cool stuff in remote places.

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Tyler's mill, Supply Pond

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3
[Apr 30, 1999]
Anonymous

This spot is very nice being so close to water. It does get very flooded when it rains. The north section is very technical, with a lot portaging.

Customer Service

So many offshoots; hard to tell

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This spot is way overated. Too much carrying your bike, also it is deer tick central

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3
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[Jun 24, 1999]
Anonymous

Great Variety of terrain. This is the mecca of Ct. mountainbiking way better than trumbull. Anyone who says different is an idiot and probably hasn't taken the time to discover the great trails here. Some of the trails are best suited to Hiking and the lower trails flood too, but there are so many other trail & thats what makes it so good. You can ride for hours here and not see another rider (better chance of coming accross a deer).

Customer Service

White cirle!

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5
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[Jul 09, 1999]
Anonymous

There are a lot of rocks and roots, tis ride is very technical. I reccomend it for more intermediate to advanced riders. There are two ways around some obstacles, usually an easier, anda harder way. It isn't a very long trail, but in the middle are sme loops that you can take, but they take a lot more time.

Customer Service

Start at Sam Hill Rd. and ride to Dunk Rock Rd. end in cul-de-sac, or start at Dunk Rock and go to Sam hill. Both have great climbs and decents, and great drop offs.

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Timberland Trails, near Guilford Lakes School, on Nut Plains Rd. Go across golf course, and trails begin on top of the hill. Beginner to intermediate levels of riding.

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5
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[Aug 11, 1999]
Anonymous

We ride the woods several times a week. I can't believe I'm writing this, but I grew up in Colorado and have biked all over, and I've never found a place as fun or technical as Westwoods. The whiners will all say you have to portage your bike, but hardcore riders will all agree that this just might be the most fun place on earth. There are multiple drops (many over 5-6 feet with reasonably good runouts). Ups as much as 4 feet have been cleaned by many riders here. This is the closest thing the East has to offer to North Shore riding, and the East Coast School of downhill trials reigns true.

Most stuff can be done either hardtail or full, but some of the drops will be better tolerated on an FS rig (the more travel the better). If you do come, don't forget your visa card, because at the woods we don't like whiners, and broken equipment is the rule here.

I only wish they had the SPECIAL RESERVE 10 tire rating, so I could adequately rate this joint.

Customer Service

Start at cul de sac at the top of dunk rock road. Quick left onto blue to red. Play on all the drops, chutes, and ups on the red loop back to blue. Get onto the orange trail and follow it to the sick downhill--you'll know it if you're on it, don't worry. We call it "John's face" for reasons you probably don't want to read about. Follow this to white to the lost lake, then take your pick--the whole place is fargin playground.

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Why ride anywhere else? I can get hurt just fine here and its only a few miles from home.

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[Apr 08, 2000]
Anonymous

If you havent been here before GET A MAP! The trail we took was the blue to green and there were many extremely difficult sections. I talked to others afterward and they said we took the wrong trail. I will go again. Once again get a map.

Customer Service

RT 146 by the quarry white trail to orange to red

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3
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[May 18, 2000]
Anonymous

This is my favorite place to ride--it's not crowded and there's a LOT of diverse terrain to be covered. Bring a map, or start early in the day. I've been dozens of times, and I still occasionally get lost. Hikers and horseback riders pop up on occasion so be considerate.

It's probably not a coincidence that I caught lime disease shortly after discovering these trails, so carry repellant and check yourself for deer ticks when you're done.

Customer Service

Route 1 to Dunk Rock Road, follow to end. Blue/green trails can be picked up next to parking area.

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West Rock State Park (New Haven); Huntington State Park (Redding)

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4
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[Aug 30, 2000]
Anonymous

Quite technical,can be very buggy after a rain.Nice
views near lost lake.

Customer Service

Orange/white trail loop

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Timberlands near the archery range Rt80

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3
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[Apr 08, 2001]
Anonymous

No joke, this is some of the best riding in New England. Really technical in some sections, and intermediate in others. Its like one big playground. good drops and technical downhills.

Customer Service

My adivse is just go in there and get lost. there is civilization on every side, so you do not have to worrie about much...that way you will find all the trails...and trust me, they are all very good.

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[Jun 15, 2001]
Anonymous

Advance warning: Do not bring your girlfriend here to learn how to bike unless: 1. She's Missy Giove 2. She likes to push and carry her bike while getting bit by large nasty bugs.

I found this place when I started riding in 89 when I was in college. I moved to Guilford to be closer to my first job and Westwoods. It has changed a lot over the past decade, (trail erosion and pine tree blight), but even though its uglier, its as mean a place to ride as ever.

Follow that green I mentioned before straight around to left on lavender. That's really technical. If you are good, you can ride that section to the second stream. If it were golf, I'd give it a par 1 (meaning that you should only take your feet off your pedals once for that section). There's some really tricky rock areas after that that I've never cleared.

Once you cross the blue trail things get easier. It's a super fast downhill with a 6 foot drop about 1/2 a mile in.

Stay on lavender then bear right onto yellow. It's really technical here and you have to keep bearing to your right at every chance, or you'll end up stuck in the mud.

Follow this out to white (Lost lake overlook). Then return on orange when white hits orange.

Customer Service

Park at Dunk Rock like everyone says then ride back on the road to the first driveway on the left. That driveway banks right. If you head straight you get a faster injection into the heart of the trails (green).

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I thought I was a good rider until I saw the real mental cases out here. This place is not for the timid or somebody looking for a good aerobic workout. It's pure skill and adrenaline!

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