West Hartford Reservoir

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10
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 2,600 ft
↓ 3,200 ft
4.6
avg mph
24
ridden
8
wishlist
1:50
avg time

Loop
AVERAGE RATING
3.88 out of 5
About This Trail
added by GreenGiant Gnarly on May 21, 2007
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Something for everyone. Paved trails around the lakes for riders who don't want to get their $3K bikes dirty. Fire Roads further out for wannabees who think mountain biking means riding on dirt roads, and of course gnarly singletrack with awesome climbs, plenty of man made and natural stuntry.
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  dtatem
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on Jul 20, 2014
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sssirois on July 21, 2014
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Review: Lots of variety: ST, DT, Fire Roads, & paved paths along with some features spread out. Not very well marked, so be sure to study maps/routes & landmarks...I've been riding here for a few years now with a "local". We still get "lost" & not always certain of where we are. Nice ST "loop" which circles outer perimeter of reservoirs (approx 10 miles)... Best/more demanding trails west of the powerline. Lots & lots of trails to explore...Provide for extra time to explore & get lost.

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Scrptigger on July 19, 2014
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Review: Great place for all abilities. But beware that they have lots of rules. As I got chased and chastised with the threat of arrest for not wearing a helmet cycling.

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Itzablur on April 19, 2014
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Review: There is great riding here at the reservoir and some of the reviews lead me to believe they missed some of the best stuff. You can run a 10 mile loop from and back to the main lot riding mostly singletrack. You'll climb at the bile inning but then you will be rewarded with a bunch of different options. Some cool man made stuff too. Wildlife is always a treat. Last week I had 2 deer about 20 feet away and last year a bear caused a detour. Ask a local for a route to be sure you will have fun.

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AT ONE SIR on November 20, 2013
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Review: mostly flat, some runners/walkers as you get to base, but a fun ride

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firecadet on July 31, 2012
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Review: Pretty good singletrack to be found if you go a few times and explore, not a lot is marked and a lot is budding off of other unmarked singletrack so some is hard to find but when you do it is definitely fun

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eastwood on April 9, 2011
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Review: mix of paved, fire roads, and some singletrack. Not a bad place to bring a beginner. More hills than would be expected.

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maineskiaddict on March 14, 2011
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Review: A pretty extensive network of Single track, double track, and paved path. There is quite a bit of hidden stuff so you have to look around and not be afraid of exploring. Do some research and find what people can give you for helpful advice.

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Smoothinto2nd on February 2, 2009
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Review: This place has a great trail system considering where it is. There is not a ton of single track stuff but what is there is good. If you stick to the north east side of the park that is where the best single track stuff is. Also that's where most of the log plies have been built. To the west there are mostly fire trails with a few shorter single tracks between them. It's good for a loop though.

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West Hartford Reservoir MTB Trail 3.88 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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