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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +83/86 ft
Total: 78 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bluff Point State Park

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#10 of 109 mountain bike trails in Connecticut
#1140 in the world

mixes of singletrack with lots of connectors via fire roads/horse trails. LOTS OF
ROCKS. A couple of steep climbs if you look for them, very switchback-ey

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
US 1 in Groton, take it North until you get to Depot Rd, make a right and in the
entrance to the park. At the main recreation area, take the fire roads off to
the left, then pick any of a number of little singletrack trailheads
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Groton, Connecticut

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Intermediate | 2 mi
| 0.4 mi

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Q: I'm in VT buried in snow will this trail be open and rideable in a few weeks?
A: You didn't date this. But it's been ridable since March.

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  • Jimmy Christensen
    *****

    Copy and paste the link below for an awesome highlight video from Bluff Point State Park. The bluff is where I first learned to mountain bike years ago and I am still going back whenever I can. The bluff has everything from beautiful ocean views, to awesome single track, and even some nice fast downhill rips. Oh and don't forget the rock gardens! They are epic. It is pretty easy to navigate with fire roads running through. Also some secret trail over the train tracks called Haley Farm. I post new videos from different spots around New England every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link: https://youtu.be/5dV0dK67Bpc

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  • David.Grant
    ****

    Great single track. It really opens up and there are a lot more trails than you would think. Be careful not to get lost!

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  • *****

    Great During the Winter, when Many 'interior' Trails are closer to impassable with Snow/Ice... Shoreline is much more temperate (in the heat of the summer, too)...
    Mixed Elements of; Flowing Singletrack, Rocks and Roots, Logs and 'Skinnies', Climbs and Drops, Dirt and Rock with Sand and Gravel interspersed or easily found, yet infrequent Mud...
    Great Picnic views of LonGuyland Sound, if you pack a snack or more... I would Ride here more often, if it were closer AND Mooween and Rockland were not kinda-sorta on the way...

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  • Tjsmith
    ****

    This is the first trail I have road in CT and I am very impressed. So many options and a variety of difficulty levels. I was riding for about an hour and a half and maybe covered a quarter of the trail system. The location is great and the local bike shops a very helpful. You can also get to Haley Farm state park from Bluff point and they have some fun trails over there as well. Night riding is also very popular here.

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  • cbeisel
    *****

    Lots of singletrack with some surprising hidden features. Flowy trails, rock gardens, a few rollers, drops, and jumps. Easy access to connect to Haley Farm along the Amtrak, can string together 15 or so miles. Typical loop at Bluff alone is around 7 miles.

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  • Jginvt
    *****

    Place is always fun! Did ten miles on a combo of double and single track. Then had a great swim in the cove north of parking! Great spot!

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  • suntavern
    *****

    Great trails. There is something for everyone. Some great single track, good drop offs, a couple rock gardens. You could wind up and down hill all day long. Some fast double track but need to watch for walkers/horses on good days. Connects to Haley farm which has some nice trails, including a new single track.

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  • Christopher M
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    I've been riding this trail for more than a decade now and can honestly say it's one of the best trails in the tri-state area. Huge parking area not far from downtown Groton and plenty of trail choices. I usually start at the single track behind the outhouses and follow the train tracks to Hailey Farm. The area between the bluff is filled with great single track but as others have said its not marked so it may take a few rides to get a good flow. The main dirt road can be crowded during nice weather (including horses) so watch your speed. There is a great overlook at the end that you should check out. All in all if you're in the area this is a trail worth making a trip too. RI NEMBA hold a fun ride here in August with marked loops.

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  • petecost
    ****

    I'm a big fan and quite honestly don't know of any other trail nearby that compares. There are tons of natural and built features in this park... if you seek them out. Great tech climbs and DH sections with massive roots and rocks. A few gardens get super hairy but nothing like making it through them without putting a foot down! My criticism is that although it's not the biggest area around, the trails could be confusing. their a tons of choices that can mess up your flow. No real map of the park to help you get from one end to the other... referring to only single track that is!!! fire road is just convenient to advance to another fun section. i will go back and back again! challenging but not too overwhelming to an intermediate to advanced rider. bottom line... it's fun!

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  • akrantz
    ***

    Beautiful Scenery, right on the water. Lots of rocks, very bouncy on a hardtail. main trial is shared by runners.

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  • Rider51
    ****

    What makes this area so nice is both the great scenery, and mix of trails. You can start in the parking area and ride the fire road loop which is easy peasy, 10 feet wide, and gradual. From there, you can dart into some of the side trails where you will find more technical terrain, some if it very rough and very challenging, roots, 6" sections with branches, and some brutal rock gardens. The good thing about this is it's not difficult to track back to the loop and easy riding if you get overwhelmed.

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  • jdnlc
    *****

    Great place to ride for all types, beginners can do the loop and as the get more adventurous they can hit the trails which range from smooth single track to aggressive DH on the back side and many rocks and roots. Sorta small yet the lot will be full and the trails are never packed.
    Well worth riding, I'm there usually once a week at least.

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  • nopardaid
    ****

    What a great series of trails, they have all skill levels covered here. Easy, stay on the main trails. Intermediate on up, hit the side trails in between/off of the mains. Many different trails, hard climbs, twisty downhills, super rocky creek areas, jumps, logs, bridges. I wish I had a trail of this quality near me!

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  • akcuban
    *****

    loved this place, can be as fun as you like.if you like technical Rocky riding its a must ride if around the area

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  • johnwaller
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    I live a few miles from here, so once or twice a week in season I ride here. There are lots of singletracks running throughtout the woods, while the hikers and joggers pretty much stay on the 3 1/2 mile loop to the Bluff and back.

    Trails are well ridden and well maintained with a good bit of rocks, roots and logs to make it interesting.

    Add a 1/4 ride along the Amtrak lines to get to a pedestrian bridge over the tracks an add another 3 - 5 miles of riding at Haley Farm State Park. Once over the bridge, take the trail on the right that goes down to get the most out of the place.

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  • Joe Bissonnette
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    I love bluff. Lots of people bike there but so many trails it's never crowded. Seems as though elevation decreases from east to the west side. I typically start on the fire road going east towards Hayley Park then cut in anywhere halfway through and ride various trails till I end up at the south or west side. The rocky outlook from bluff is beautiful. It's small but you can spend a full day there. It's perfect for an afterwork ride. Never get sick of it.

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  • blundar
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    This place is a really cool small riding area on the CT shore in Groton. There is a really nice view at he far end of the point. The singletrack trails are a network of a good mix of terrain (rock gardens, tree roots, some smooth sections, some technical, and lots of fun logs). The singletrack network is surrounded by a fire road for easy access.* Review edited 10/9/2012

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