Penwood State Park

4.57 out of 5
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↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
An extensive trail system envelopes this hill top park with many scenic views of the Farmington River Valley. There's single track that traverses within inches of 200 foot cliffs. There are connections to trail systems both North and South from Penwood. Heading South, you can ride through Talcot Mountain to West Hartford Reservoirs. Truly Epic riding potential
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (7)


July 22, 2017
JRT106 Trailblazer  
Review: Great singletracks with challenges and great views.


June 30, 2017
timcotter7 Gramcounter  
Review: Overall there is some solid singletrack riding, but some parts are unridable and i mean that. There is a good trail head and the trails are marked very well. I would go there again and it is worth the 20 minute drive for myself

Similar Trail: WH resivior

Granny Gear

February 13, 2017
TheSash Granny Gear  
Review: This was one of the first trails I hit after getting into the sport. I consider myself a novice and found this trail very challenging. Even so, I found it extremely fun and exhilarating. Lots of diverse terrain on this trail ranging from thick roots to slate stone. I had to go cautiously and slowly, but still had a blast. There's an entrance to the trail near the parking lot of the park. Midway up the driveway leading to the parking lot, on the left side of the road. This entrance requires a bit of climbing and carrying the bike, but gives way to a steady climb after 100ft of trail or so.

Granny Gear

June 25, 2016
MassHole Granny Gear  
Review: Great ride. Great views long challenging trails take the orange trail out to the end and back. It's a good 6miles of challenging terrain and some great views. Ride 1 mile in from the paring lot then go left up the hill and look out. Then ride to the right after looking over the cliff.

Granny Gear

November 14, 2013
sims.cory Granny Gear  
Review: Fun trail, with long gradual hike at first. Fast single track once you are at the top. Stick to edge of the trail so cliffs are on your left. Not for beginners unless carying the bike is your description of fun.

Granny Gear

August 17, 2012
Briko03 Granny Gear  
Review: Pretty cool trail with some decent loose rocks climbs and a few very steep descents. Several different ways you can ride this area however I recommend riding the ridge for the best views. More recently some of this trail has been split up due to some construction so there is about a quater mile gravel road that breaks up part of the single track.


July 12, 2007
GreenGiant Gnarly  
Review: Awesome single track with breathtaking views.

Similar Trail: West Hartford Reservoir

Penwood State Park MTB Trail 4.57 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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