Middlesex College Trails - Trail, Middletown, Connecticut

Middlesex College Trails - Trail, Middletown, Connecticut

DESCRIPTION

Many trails to choose from, very techical singletrack, powerlines, dirtbike tracks, every possible obstacle, can be very confusing, not well mapped out, and you can end up 10 miles south in Higganum if you dont pay attention. There are lots of trails for beginners, intermediates, and advanced riders. If you want to go on a group ride, you can always check out Pedal Power in downtown Middletown, the owners usually take groups out, or during the summer season, there are always plenty of riders out there. Basically, any kind of ride you can think of in the northeast is out there.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 01, 2000]
Anonymous

can get to all kinds of trails up here,some rides marked with blue, but hook up with a group the first few times or you'll be very lost, no one seems to have any trail maps

Customer Service

[email protected],take left past tennis courts,[email protected] of road,you'll see road(dirt)on left enter trails on right(metal gate)

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Pretty technical and steep, but all kinds of trails to ride

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[May 17, 2001]
Anonymous

Directions are incorrect. At the top of the hill proceed straight past the stoplight. At the stop sign turn RIGHT to get to the college campus. If you are parking at the college, turn RIGHT out of the parking lot. Better to proceed past the campus down the hill and then back up (the road turns to gravel). The road ends and in front of you is an entrance where you can pull in. Go past the water and park just past the water's end. Find the blue trail and ride it. It will cross roads twice and provide you with a challenging ride. A lot of twisties, climbs, downhills and some stuff you need to carry your bike over. Not for newbies.

Customer Service

The blue trail, then switch to the dark blue trail. Can loop around at the powerlines.

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Wadsworth for an easy ride, forest in Portland for a hard ride.

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5
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[Jun 20, 2001]
Anonymous

Description - Middlesex ride is located in the cockoponset state forest. The terrain is VERY rocky, technofreakincalities galore, yet very rideable. Only a couple absolute hike a bikes. Can you say "welcome to the jungle"? Lots of mini forests that make you feel like your a lab rat in a maze. If its 90 degrees out, it will be at least 100 here.

Customer Service

see bikerag.com for topo map and suggested loop by #

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meshomasic

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4
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[Jul 27, 2001]
Anonymous

Middlesex is relentless, unlike a lot of the other rides in the area that give you flat lines to recover on. This place just keeps you moving in and out of the saddle, throwing gnarly rocklines, roots and sweet decents. I went through a new RF big ring quick fast out there, and moved to a trials ring in its place...muuuuch better! There are some really nice uphill punches, that flippin' roar on the way back down...this place will hook ya! I just moved here from VT, and its places like this that keep my jonsin' for home at a minimum. If you come here, come ready and able to ride, it is not for the newbies.

Customer Service

Blue blaze to numerous un-blazed loops. (Topo's availiable at Dirt Rag's site...bring a compass, or hook up with some locals...the guys at Pedal Power were really cool to us)

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check out my rant about Pattaconk...anything in Cockaponsett rips.

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4
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[Nov 20, 2001]
Anonymous

Very complicated layout but nonetheless very fun. Print a map from bikerag.com or at least be with a group for the first couple rides. The trails range a lot, basically the best in lower CT. Not the easiest but still very few hiking points, some great views of Cockoponset etc. Hours of fun here!

Customer Service

As others have said, follow to community college and take dirt road, park at small intersection near main trail gate.

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5
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[Dec 08, 2001]
Anonymous

Numerous trails here with excellent riding. Bikerag.com has good map.
Take trails to south, directly across from gravel road at gate. Many trails here, easy to get lost/confused but worth the trip. Slickrock galore with lots of technical ups and downs. Ride to Chinese Wall
for a serious scare. Just be sure to hug the tree side of this narrow strip of rock for if you fall off you're dead for sure.

Customer Service

Exit 11 of route 9, right off ramp to light at top of hill. Instead of straight to M. College - take right.
Go straight throught first light and take next left.
Left at fork and then right. Park on gravel road on left.

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Westwoods, Cockaponset in Chester

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[Feb 16, 2002]
Anonymous

Middlesex is great. If you talk to the guys at pedal power they will hokk you up w/directions. also during the spring summer and fall there are tuesday rides at like 6:30, and night rides at the same time towards the beginning of winter. lots of short steep climbs, but also a lot of ripping singletrack. there is a part where dirtbike riders go, and it can be interesting, but the jungle is still the best. plan on an all day trip to get the ful experience. there are so many trails that riding one or two just wont do.

Customer Service

go to pedal power, its a great shop, and they wil tell you how to get there

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thats for me to know and you to find out.

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5
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[Jul 02, 2002]
Anonymous

Even though this trail is very poorly marked and it's easy to get lost, it is totally fun! After several bloody knees, scabs on the elbows, and a trip over the bars, I came out of it feeling like more of a man. Very rocky; very rooty; good drainage; very respectable climbs; quick descents--both wide and open and tigth and twisty with several drop-offs. Give yourself time and make sure you've got a map and this trail is absolutely wonderful. The only thing I wish it had was more elevation gain and longer climbs. But...I can't complain about this trail. Get out there!

Customer Service

Hard to say...the trails are poorly marked.

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[Nov 21, 2002]
Anonymous

alot of climbing, nice down hills and tech sections...
Jurassic park is my favorite a rel cool twisting down hill section. I would get lost only been there twice.

Customer Service

The one to Jurassic park

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patacock cockoponset

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