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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 8 riders

Mountain Biking Salmon River State Forest

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#52 of 112 mountain bike trails in Connecticut
#5,436 in the world

these trail consist of some out and backs and loops. the consist of some good uphills and rocky downhills. these are some challeging single tracks and old loging roads. Also if yo just follow the trail and dont go off on some of the many side trails you will bike up to day pond. From there you couldtake 16 back down by leaving the park and taking a right onto 149 then another right onto 16 enjoy!!!!!!

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Travel into the center of colchester ct and find rt. 16 going towards modus and westchester follow 16 all the way to the comstock bridge. When you see it take that right. then park in the lot next to the bridge and then cross the bridge w/bike and you will see a yellow gate. Go past the gate and then go straight and you will begin to go up an uphill so you know that you are on the right trail.
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  • roguesherpa

    First time here. Use Trailforks and charge your phone. Trails are relatively "smooth" and in decent condition. Worth exploring for a decent workout.

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  • Gerubex

    Nice landscape, good ride, technical level also for beginners.

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  • Rider51

    This scenic area along the Salmon River is surprisingly wild for Connecticut. The primary ride is to follow the main blue trail East from the covered bridge on the south side of the river. After a short ride, this trail goes up a steep, rooted climb, much better suited for hiking. Once your past this, it gets more rideable and continues up and over a ridge to a decent sized loop that ends at Day Pond State Park. This is rather hilly, intermediate area. There are off shoot trails here put together by riders I'm told, but I've yet to experience them enough and the area still seems untapped and better suited for hiking. As such, unless you're going here with someone who knows the area, I can't really recommend you explore it on your own, without plenty of patience and time.

    It should be known that if you travel along the north side of the Salmon river, along Comstock Bridge Rd, then River Rd, this very easy road ties into the Airline trail, and numerous off-shoot trails as well.

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  • One-Eye

    I only went about 1/3 of the way on the main trail and explored some of the steming single tracks and I liked it a lot. I would say it was a little too tough for beginners but good for someone a little past that. There is some good scenery too. Some of the uphills are a little challenging but not too tough. Hope you like it. I would deffinitely recommend these trails.

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