Pequonnock River Valley State Park / Trumbull

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4.70 out of 5
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15
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↑ 2,000 ft
↓ 3,100 ft
158
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This place goes by many names, Trumbull, Old Mine Park, and Pequonnock River Valley. Trumbull is an XC and Freeriding paradise. The park is connects in the north to a three mile rail trail that if you head north connects to other greenways and single track giving the rider the potential for an epic ride.

Trumbull is also a Freerider's paradise with a number of drops ranging from 2-20 feet, including the picnic tables and lovers leap. You will also find one of Connecticut's tallest rollers, the Green Monster, which is 30' high, as well as many other rollers strewn throughout the park.

There are four marked trails: Blue, along the Pequonnock River; White, down the center of the valley; Yellow, about half way up the ridge; and Red, goes along the ridge and has the most serious climbs.

You haven't ridden in CT until you have ridden Trumbull! Hunting is permitted here in the fall (except not on Sundays) so please where bright colors when riding from October 1st through December.
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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

April 24, 2016
RayBj Granny Gear  
 
Review: Trails have been well maintained, there is something for everybody. Some mud, stream crossings, I ended up in one, and the mud too. Lots of rocks, technical stuff. Lot of fun, great day for it

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Bunny Hop

August 26, 2015
 
Review: This is a 3 mile down and back type of park with at least 3 sets of trails each way... as long as you look. Lots of roots with even more rocks that a beginning mtb rider and less advanced may have a tough time with. Great place if you're good enough, but make sure you wear a helmet.

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Trailblazer


August 6, 2015
 
Review: Awesome set of nicely challenging trails. Easy access from a park and ride lot. Extremely friendly fellow riders. Trails had a little bit of everything except not a lot of "flowy" sections. Lot's of interesting rock challenges, water crossings and roots with some good incline/declines to negotiate. I cannot wait to return and find more trail ...

Similar Trail: Bear Creek Ski Resort

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Granny Gear

January 5, 2015
svcone Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is my first year on the mountain bike and I can't get enough of it! I've ridden several trail systems and this one is the best, I find new areas everytime I ride. Great place for all level of riders(maybe not so much beginners)

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Granny Gear

November 8, 2013
 
Review: Great terrain variety. Red and Yellow trails are especially challenging this time of year with wet leaves covering everything but the wet roots poking through. White trail was better cleared of leaves and was beautiful today.

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Granny Gear

April 6, 2013
sowestport Granny Gear  
 
Review: I would give it a five, but that should be reserved as I have only been on the Trout Brook Trails and now the first time here. I have to say that the RED trail is very challenging for me. I entered from the south point as recommended by this site.

The yellow trail has less steep climbs and as a previous reviewer had said, it is difficult to find the trail going south bound. I picked up this trail after going north on the red trail.

Kind of got lost and found the BLUE trail, which runs along the river. It was all new to me so it was lots of fun.

The trails are all dry with an occasional creek crossing here and there.

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Granny Gear

October 9, 2010
 
Review: The yellow trail is very challenging, not only because of the terrain but because it is not well marked in some places. It's marked adequately for the most part but there are a number of decision points with confusing markings that make it difficult to follow in the southbound direction. Overall a good mix and very challenging, with plenty of terrain variety.

* Review edited 10/9/2010

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Gramcounter

January 25, 2010
pinkmtb Gramcounter  
 
Review: An awesome place to ride* Review edited 1/24/2010

* Review edited 1/24/2010

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Granny Gear

May 25, 2009
fasttom Granny Gear  
 
Review: Trumbull is really cool.

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Granny Gear

March 5, 2008
 
Review: There are so many trails and features at this park that it would be impossible to list them all. Best for riders who enjoy technical and challenging terrain rather than fast smooth singletrack. I personally use my 6 inch bike here because there are plenty of opportunities for some big drops. My suggestion is to spend a day exploring to find the areas you like best - there IS something for everyone here!

Similar Trail: I rode CT for years and nothing came close to this set of trails.

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Pequonnock River Valley State Park / Trumbull MTB Trail 4.70 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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