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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +239/226 ft
Total: 28 riders
 

Mountain Biking Crescent Lake

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#26 of 110 mountain bike trails in Connecticut
#3,272 in the world

Crescent offers a variety of trails but mostly is a smooth flowy experience. However there are several challenging features along the trail to keep things interesting. Recent logging has made a mess of existing trails but they are slowly coming back online.

First added by Jordan Byron on Jun 21, 2017. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Park in the crescent lake lot. Enter the woods and stay right to hit the single track trails.
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  • Rider51
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    As of May 2020, many of the trails at Crescent are now closed due to imminent logging. A few trails were also built in the water district, which are off limits. You can still ride here, but the main blue trail, and some of the trails leading out of the parking lot next to the lake are now clearly closed with signs posted, and work beginning.

    It may be best just to look for somewhere else to ride until 2021 or so, and keep checking with the local MTB community and NEMBA on updates to Crescent.

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  • sforesi
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    Many trail updates/ work done in the past six months. Fun berms, doable jumps for all rider levels and some good technical here and there. Great for an enjoyable five to seven mile ride. Highly recommend.

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  • roguesherpa
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    Based on this being my first time and without a clue which way to go, so I find Crescent to be in the middle. The trails flow well, but many were not ridden that much and were slightly overgrown. I would like to go with someone who know the layout better. Blazing would also help.

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  • A.Newton
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    Great place for a quick technical ride. Parts of the trail has been groomed and there are optional technical areas scattered throughout the trails.

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