Timberlands - Trail, North Guilford, Connecticut

Timberlands - Trail, North Guilford, Connecticut

DESCRIPTION

Not nearly as good as westwoods but not without its technical spots. I cannot believe that more people dont know about it. That is what makes it so great. Ive been there 40+ times this year and only seen 2 other riders. I can take my dog with me and dont have to worry about distractions. there are miles of trails that are all marked. I used to have a trail map but it went through the washing machine and I havent been able to find another. I found the first one at the store at Bishops Orchard. I hope I can find another as I have not yet explored all of the trails. Its pretty big so dont get lost. Its classic New England terrain with its share of roots and rocks. Like I said its not as technical as westwoods but its a good place for me to bring my wife.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 23, 2009]
Blue Sugar
Cross Country Rider

Well I spent 4 hours here one Saturday and I can't say I found anything that would make me want to go back. The trails just aren't any fun to ride. It's either easy fire roads or hiking trails that buck and twist their way through every mud bog and boulder field in the place. There are a lot of wet areas and the bridges, where there are bridges, are either rotting and about to collapse or new and designed to impede riding over (right angle bends, steps spaced bike length apart). The woods are dark, dank, and devoid of scenic views. I think this is one of those places that became a preserve because no one wanted to build there. Too wet, too rocky, too ugly.

Customer Service

I recommend go to Westwoods or Branford Supply Ponds instead, don't waste your time here. There are a few short sections of good trail but you have to ride a lot of crap to get there, and it's just not worth it.

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1
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2
[Dec 28, 2004]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

Primarily logging roads with some rooty rocky single track and hike a bike sections. White loop is the easiest with some good climbs / decents. Green trail is a nice loop off of white after you go over the bridge and make the climb. Sections of Blue, Red and Orange are rocky and steep (cliff like) and require some hiking. Some nice waterfalls and streams flow through here. Its nice in the fall.

Customer Service

I usually enter from the Rte. 80 side, do white to green to white to yellow to red to white to purple to white and out. Sometimes I go back to do the green loop again. You have a lot of option is here...

Similar Products Used:

Supply Ponds, Westwoods, Tyler Mill, Gennesse, Cockaponsett, pick one or all...

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4
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3
[Sep 13, 2004]
dcstumper
Racer

I was lucky enough to live right by this trail for a while its a cool place to ride lots of rocks and short steep climbs some hike a bike sections quiet also very rarely do you see other bikers or hikers yellow and orange are the hike a bike trails unless hey maybe you can ride them

Customer Service

White Blue Green Purple Red Trail are very rideable Orange and Yellow are challenging

Similar Products Used:

Westwoods

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3
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3
[Mar 22, 2000]
Anonymous

This is a great trail system, you can ride them all day and not pass the same spot twice. It is intermediate though with some small to medium drops.

Customer Service

All of them are pretty fun

Similar Products Used:

westwoods, powerlines

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4
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[Sep 06, 2000]
Anonymous

Rolling to flat mostly some steep areas also.Lots of
mosquitos near Iron stream trails use OFF spray...

Customer Service

White trail to green loop.

Similar Products Used:

Westwoods

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4
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[Apr 30, 2001]
Anonymous

This trail system is great all around you can make it as hard or easy as you want. you can ride there all day The southeastern section is the best plenty of roots and rocks. It had some good single track.
I ride there all day and i see on average one to two riders if you don't like to walk your bike don't take the stream trails

Customer Service

White to green loop on east side and the whole white trail

Similar Products Used:

westwoods

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5
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[Oct 03, 2001]
Anonymous

These trails are great!

Customer Service

Go over the bridge and up the hill if u need hill work. But if you want to have fun go back down it!

Similar Products Used:

Westwoods

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4
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[Mar 14, 2002]
Anonymous

there is some good riding here i live right on the edge of the trails so i ride almost very day. Its good bc of its varied terrain

Customer Service

green loop and any trail below yellow

Similar Products Used:

westwoods

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3
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[Jan 30, 2003]
Anonymous

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Customer Service

Could use a trail map - anywhere online?? Also better directions to the trailhead for those of us who dont know where the archery range is - Thanks - jon

Similar Products Used:

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3
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[May 31, 2003]
Anonymous

Combination of Double track and pretty nice semi rocky singletrack in this small network of well marked trails.. The feel of the woods is a cross between westwoods and cock-south. No gonzo techs but short moderately technical sections, some rock, some trails on the edge of cliffs, some hike a bike.. Trail system is marked just like westwoods, with X markings for connector trails. A white X off the red trail will bring you to the white trail.. A red X off a red trail will be some sort of shortcut, or longcut, that brings you back to the red trail..

Customer Service

OK - I made a trail map.. For full review with maps and pics, go to bikerag..

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3
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