June 26, 2015
This is a scenic, wide open park with a lot to offer. The paved Hog Hill Road runs straight through the park, and numerous trails jump off from there. Several of them hard to find, and not well marked.
At the North end of the park and road's end the White Trail is great for beginners, and is a slight uphill loop starting out as a fire road leading to the park's edge in Cobalt (and a dirt parking lot) and loops back around as easy singletrack.
The Red trail complex is more intermediate, but nothing dangerous. It does get a bit steep heading down to the river.
The Yellow trail connects with the Red, and leads to a short section of slick rock with great views. Use caution in this area. A barely existing trail actually continues down to the river, but is steep and rocky, expert level riding.
Numerous other single track trails zig zag across the entire park. Most are in the intermediate range, but not too long, not too hilly, and the rocks and roots not too severe.
A second fire road leads off the main road and south at a gate near Hurd Brook. It starts out very easy, with some hills, but once you reach the Wildlife Management area, drops along the power lines down to the river, getting increasingly steep, overgrown, and beaten up. Once at the bottom you're in the wildlife area, and George Seymour State Park.
This area has a lot of potential, and with some TLC from the mtb community in trail maintenance and signs could grow into something great.
Wadsworth State Park