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Level: Advanced
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +190/129 ft
Total: 10 riders
 

Mountain Biking Steep Rock

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#40 of 110 mountain bike trails in Connecticut
#4510 in the world

From Judd's Bridge, follow the road towards Washington and Steep Rock, go straight on the road that is perpendicular to the bridge. Follow it up into a curve and on the left there is a house with a garden behind it. The trail starts next to the garden and is mowed into the high grass. This trail is decent 4x4 style trail and single track all the way to Steep Rock, where you can ride to the pinnacle on the trail that starts right after the foot bridge and its support cables. The pinnacle has great views and an awesome down hill. On the way back, take the road that goes over the tunnel, and take a right at the bend, between two large boulders there is a small trail. Take this for 1/4 of a mile and it reaches the powerlines where you can follow the 4x4 trail for a mile uphill, turn around and ride back for a rough, but exciting downhill. Follow the trail past the powerlines to the dirtroad blocked off by rocks, where you can ride a short downhill back to Judd's bridge where you parked.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Start either from Steep Rock parking lot, or Judd's Bridge in Roxbury.
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  • IMLP140.6
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    I love Steep Rock for both riding and trail running. There is a great mix of flats/downhills/singletrack, and some phenomenal views from the top of the mountain. Some of the main trails can get a little crowded but not horribly. A lot of the hikers are trendy NY'ers up for the weekend to stay at their weekend homes.
    One thing to watch out for is horseback riders. They, too, have rights to the trails but they can be an ornery bunch, and they tend to think everyone should cater to them because of what they're riding. Plus, they dirty up the trails with huge piles of $h! , which in the summer gets disgusting!
    SR is definitely a good place to go and the remote trails can provide some much needed piece and quiet!

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