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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +468/609 ft
Total: 47 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bennetts Pond

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#59 of 110 mountain bike trails in Connecticut
#8106 in the world

Bennett's Pond in Ridgefield, CT is a hidden treasure just two minutes away from the madness of Route 7, in which you will find both gradual and sick climbs. Slick singletrack combined with ueber technical trails along the water. Following the white trail connects to even further miles of trail, including the epic Ives Trail that goes from here, through Pine Mountain State Forest and onto Tarrywile Park in Danbury.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Get on Route 7 and Bennett's Pond Road is on your right a few miles south of Danbury (on your left if you're traveling north on Route 7). A short distance up the hill on Bennett's Pond you'll see the dirt parking lot and large wooden sign for Bennett's on the right side of the road.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Ridgefield, Connecticut

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  • theaveragejoe-joe
    *****

    The reviews are bad, but I love this place. It is by far the the most technical park in the area (including Ninham on the NY side). My goal is to clear 7-up and 7-down without tapping. I am a happy rider when I do that. The trail around the pond is one big rockgarden. Best to bring a full suspension bike. Keep your fully rigid bike or your hardtail at home, unless it is a fatbike. Your tushy will thank you.

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  • SkiBikeSky
    *****

    1600 rough and tumble acres. You can ride for 10 hours and not cross your tracks. Sick climbs, awesome down hills, rollers, drops, rock. Great views, streams and ponds. Low usage. Big and confusing, but worth it...bring a compass. Poorly marked.

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  • SkiBikeSky
    *****

    Bennett's farm. 1600 rough and tumble acres with anything you might want. Sick Climbs, rolling downhills, nasty rock, rollers, views, streams and ponds. It is big and confusing but very worth it.

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  • EpicComp
    ****

    Very easy trail, but some (2) good downhills and some climbs. Bring your bush axe- hey can we get some love for trimming the briars off of the trail in the late summer. Ride up the hill past the sign down to the pond. A second section is behind the bridge to the right. A good 2.5 mile loop.

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