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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,487/ -1,788 ft
Total: 86 riders

Mountain Biking Collis P Huntington State Park

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#32 of 112 mountain bike trails in Connecticut
#3,833 in the world

State Map: http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/stateparks/maps/huntington.pdf

Huntington/The Hunt/Huny has something for everyone, beginners and experts alike. Lots of natural stunts, some killer climbs, including the Vomits; Big and Little. If you pedal to the top of one of the vomits and don't vomit you are incredible.

Home to the nationally famous CT NEMBA (New England Mountain Biking Association) Rock and Roll Trail, as seen in the October 2006 Edition of Mountain Bike Action, Black Diamond Bonanza, Most Difficult places to ride in New England.

First added by GreenGiant on May 18, 2007. Last updated Apr 28, 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
Off I-84 Eastbound: Take Exit 5. At stop sign, continue straight to traffic light. Turn right onto Main Street and travel to its end (1.25 miles). Turn left onto South Street, at 2nd light follow Route 53 into Bethel. At Route 53 and Route 302 follow Route 302 east for 1.6 miles. At Route 58 and Route 302, follow Route 58 south for 4.6 miles then take a left onto Sunset Hill Road. Collis P. Huntington is 0.8 miles on the right. Off I-84 Westbound: Take Exit 9. Take Route 25 South for approximately 3 miles, then turn west onto Route 302 for 6 miles. At Route 58 and Route 302, follow Route 58 south for 4.6 miles then take a left onto Sunset Hill Road. Collis P. Huntington is 0.8 miles on the right. Off Merritt Parkway Southbound: Take Exit 42. Take Route 136 north for 5.2 miles, at the intersection of Route 136 and Route 58, follow Route 58 for 7 miles then take a right onto Sunset Hill Road. Collis P. Huntington is 0.8 miles on the right. Off Merritt Parkway Northbound: Take Exit 44. Take Route 58 North for approximately 10 miles. Turn right onto Sunset Hill. Collis P. Huntington is 0.8 miles on the right.
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  • Scout1224

    dogs are always off the leash

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  • Scout1224

    Not well maintained trails

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  • Scout1224

    Corrupt mountain bikers beware.

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  • IMLP140.6

    CPHSP is one of my favorite places to trail run and mtn bike. There are a myriad of trails to choose from. There are flat/rolling carriage roads, climbs, downhills, and aggressive singletrack. That being said, if you are looking for jumps and/or drops then this is not the place. The more remote trails are better and tend to be less congested.
    One big negative is the dog walkers (I, too, am a dog owner!!). The dog walkers here, like many public spaces, are incredibly irresponsible and don't follow the leash LAWS! I have been bitten 2x while running here and now carry mace, but EVERYONE's dog is the nicest and won't bite! If your dog is off their leash I won't slow down or give it any special consideration. Rules are created for a reason and meant to be followed. Simple as that.

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  • downhillsavage

    CPHSP was horrible. It may be good for some of you cross-country riders... A lot of it is just rock gardens and climbing. There are only a few drops and rollers throughout the entire park and barely any cool features. If you live in CT, I would say Rockland Preserve in Madison is your best bet, with loads of jumps, drops, and much more!

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  • rickygomez428

    Trails are not marked, easy to get lost.

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  • Rit Gorman

    This park has everything to keep any rider happy. Good work out.

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  • ****

    Fun trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Trail surface is currently covered with 1-2 inches of fallen leaves though making conditions a little dangerous. (especially since there is ice forming under the leaves in some areas) But my overall opinion from my first time riding here is that it is a great spot.

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  • pinkmtb

    Very scenic and challenging trail. Nice switchbacks and rock gardens.

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  • jeffreylarson

    I drove more than two hours four times last summer to ride here. CPHSP is the most challenging 'single track' trail w'in driving distance of where I live. The setting is rocky deep forest and is incredibly beautiful. Each time I went back I tried to ride a section that I couldn't the time before. This is a trail you need to keep coming back to and keep working on and it's worth everything you put into it. CPHSP also let me see the incredible engineering that went into my GIRO helmet when it protected my skull from a serious miscalculation on a downhill. I made it on the next ride w' a new helmet. BTW, the trail scores as blue sq but feels like a DD when you ride it.

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  • Tymal9797

    Incredible trails here. The first time I rode the trails I was a bit lost winding around some of the trails with no map of course. some great techy stuff in the middle of the park and some great down hills too. You will love this place.

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