Somers Mountain / Shenipsit SF

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.38 out of 5
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Intermediate
0.0
miles

Other
760
elevation (ft)

Other
1:04
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
THIS IS MY FAVORITE AREA IN THE NORTHERN CT AREA. ANYONE ONE WHO HAS BEEN HERE KNOWS. YOU CAN RIDE ALL DAY LONG AND NOT HIT THE SAME TRAIL ONCE. SOMERS MTN. CAN BE AS TOUGH OR AS EASY AS YOU LIKE & AS TECHNICAL AS YOU LIKE IT. LOTS OF BIG ROCKS TO JUMP OFF OR TO CLIMB. THIS AREA BY FAR IS A WORTHY TRIP AND I'M SUPRISED IT'S NOT ON THIS SITE. CHECK IT OUT!!!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (9 total check-ins)
  Ben Cimmino   on Jun 10, 2018
  gthayerdc   on May 7, 2018
  gthayerdc   on Dec 1, 2017
  gthayerdc   on Nov 20, 2017
  gthayerdc   on Sep 8, 2017
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Reviews (8)
 

Granny Gear

October 4, 2017
gthayerdc Granny Gear  
 
Review: THere are so many miles of riding here it is easy to spend hours. The trails are rooty and rocky but hey this is New England so that is what you expect.

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Granny Gear

August 20, 2017
matt k Granny Gear  
 
Review: Alot of rocks and roots, climbs and downhills, good flow and very technical. You can really shred the trails if you ride them Enough. Many miles of trails. Check out trails around the four way intersection of webster road and soapstone. Blue white yellow.

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Gramcounter

June 5, 2016
 
Review: Great mix of trails. I find something new every time I ride here. I also find myself riding here anytime I'm in the area. Go to spot for wmass and northern ct folk.

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December 26, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: great place to ride, not well marked. You can get lost pretty easy if you are unfamiliar. Lots of singles track, switchbacks, short climbs, fire roads, rocks and roots. Very fun place to ride.

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August 3, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: I live in the area and ride this mountain a lot there are a good amount of downhill sections the quarry trial is a great technical loop

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June 29, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: By far the best riding around! You can ride here all day and not hit the same trail twice, careful if your new to the area it's easy to get lost. The riding is very technical and has a lot Of climbs and drops. The potential of this place is unreal

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Granny Gear

September 24, 2014
park128 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I recently visited Somers Mountain - Shenipsit State Forest. It's a great place for technical riding. I parked at the bottom of Soap Stone Rd and tried to ride a couple of trails up to Lookout Tower. Operative word is tried. The first trail was clearly meant for hiking, and the second one was impossible (for me) to climb (taking it downhill was challenging, but not impossible - I think it was "Quarry trail"). After getting out of the demoralizing section I had a great ~10 mile ride along a number of trails. Next time I need to find a better entrance to the trails - I found Webster road quickly connected with good trails, so I will look for a place to park along there next time.

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Gramcounter

July 8, 2010
greene36 Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is a great place to be and it is extremely difficult to get out with you life. There is a firing range nearby so dodging bullets is a must. Wear a bullet proof vest and wear orange. Don't make any sudden movements or any loud animal noises. YOU WILL BE SHOT! Careful...

Similar Trail: Firing Range, Gauntlet

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Somers Mountain / Shenipsit SF MTB Trail 4.38 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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