Rockland Preserve

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.82 out of 5
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Intermediate
25.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 800 ft
571
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
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Mostly singletrack with very few woods roads. The area is developed specifically for mountain bikers and has berms, log rides, and jumps/drop offs constructed by volunteers. The riding is mostly flowy XC with some technical sections mixed in and plenty of big hits off to the side for you free ride guys. New trails are under construction too!

UPDATE 5/2014: Dirt Church has been opened with another trail on the way. Also, a pump track has been constructed too!

UPDATE 9/2015: Permission was recently granted to add in another 2.5 miles of trail to connect the Renee's Way parking lot to Bambi on flat terrain. Along with the 2.5 mile beginner's trail, a more technical spur will be added off of the new trail for advanced riders.

UPDATE 1/2016: The new trails are open for riding, but be careful as there are lots of small roots and stumps that need to be cut down further. Although the trail is fresh and fairly soft I see a lot of potential in it.

UPDATE 5/2016: The new trails, Erratica and Beeline are running great. Both trails are still a little soft, but all of the features on Erratica make the loop a ton of fun. Skinnies and other obstacles are in no short supply; there is even a see-saw. And to top it all off, there is a super flowy jump line at the end of the trail with 8-10 jumps. I highly recommend trying this one!

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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

May 29, 2018
D'Greygory Granny Gear  
 
Review: Makes me (almost) not even miss Colorado at 9000ft. Could be better marked. I'd like to volunteer to clear the trails and to better mark them

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Gramcounter

February 28, 2018
 
Review: Copy and paste the link below for an awesome highlight video from Rockland Preserve in Madison, Connecticut. Rockland has been on my list for some time and it was well worth the trip! With 25 miles of trails Rockland was built for mountain bikers, by mountain bikers. Most of the trails are flowy XC trails, but there are plenty of hucks, jumps, and berms throughout to keep any enduro junky satisfied for hours on end. If you are ever in Connecticut be sure to put this on your list! I post new videos from different spots in the Northeast every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link: https://youtu.be/dC73BMuLiHI

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Granny Gear

January 18, 2018
Mtb_ctlm Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a great trail system. Everyone raves about it with good reason. Plenty of technical sections for those who like rocks, nice drops, berms, seesaws, bunny hops, etc. I'm not the biggest fan of super technical trail systems, but that's not why I gave Rockland a 4. Maybe I'm a little biased because Cowles has some really fast and long downhill sections, but I find Rockland to be more level. Sure there are some downhill sections, but imo Cowles has faster and longer dh sections.

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Granny Gear

September 22, 2017
rexfordrex Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is one of the first tails i have ever ridden very nostalgic.

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Granny Gear

July 23, 2017
 
Review: Hand down best biking in CT... Loaded with jumps, drops, berms and more!

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Granny Gear

July 6, 2017
 
Review: I rode east loop, thunderdome, beyond thunderdome, dirt church and darkside...lots of fun! Trails themselves were in excellent condition however it's too bad the place is under assault by the Gypsy Moth...quite an alarming number of trees are being destroyed. One other notable mention is that the trail description here has a check mark for pump track, but that feature although planned, is not yet built.

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Bunny Hop

June 2, 2017
 
Review: Couldn't ask for more than this, trails for everybody. Well maintained, lots of wildlife to see, not too heavy on the climbing, very flowing a fun. Still haven't explored half of the place, there's so much to do here.

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Granny Gear

April 9, 2017
max0305 Granny Gear  
 
Review: It's a very technical trail. The trail has many fun features such as drops, jumps, berms, and river crossings! 10/10 would bike again

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Granny Gear

November 25, 2016
 
Review: Great place to ride, well maked, maintained, plenty of technical challenges and a fun place.

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Granny Gear

November 19, 2016
Mtnpitbull Granny Gear  
 
Review: My run was on the "East loop", I found it well maintained with plenty of trail signs. Excellent map at parking area. Really nice mix of trails to choose.

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Rockland Preserve MTB Trail 4.82 out of 5 based on 28 ratings. 28 user reviews.
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