Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Elevation: +724/376 ft
Total: 31 riders
Mountain Biking Penwood State Park
#7 of 110 mountain bike trails in Connecticut
#786 in the world
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
First added by GreenGiant on May 2, 2020. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
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From I-91 North or South: take Exit 35B which is the Bloomfield Route 218 exit. This road is also known as Cottage Grove Road. Follow Cottage Grove Road heading west until you reach Route 185. Follow Route 185 heading for Simsbury. At the top of the hill, the entrance to Penwood will be on your right.
From I-84 East or West: take the Route 44 Exit. Follow Route 44 heading west until the junction of Routes 10 and 202 in the town of Avon. Follow Route 10 north until you reach Route 185 in Simsbury. Follow Route 185 heading for Bloomfield. At the top of the hill, Penwood is on your left.