Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Elevation: +595/ -930 ft
Total: 107 riders
Mountain Biking Pequonnock River Valley State Park / Trumbull
#1 of 112 mountain bike trails in Connecticut
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.
First added by GreenGiant on May 18, 2007. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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From I-95, or the Merit Parkway(Rt.15) take the Rt 25 exit to exit 9 (Daniels Farm Road) If coming from the south-left at the top of the ramp, then first right, park in commuter lot. If coming from the north side of 25 same exit-go right off ramp and lot is in front of you.
To get to the trail head, pedal out of the lot and turn left. At the end of the cul-de-sac you will see a short climb through a rock wall and beyond that a kiosk.
The trails are mainly single track with some moderately rocky sections and lots of BIG steep drops, cliffs, etc... A spot called the picnic table is really cool with rocks pilled up that you ride on before a nice 10' steep rock..Thank |
Amazing place with great natural rock lines.Thank |
Follow the link below for an awesome highlight video from Pequonnock River Valley State Park in Trumbull, CT. I heard rumors that the mountain biking in Trumbull, CT is some of the best in New England, and the rumors were true! Pequonnock River Valley State Park in Trumbull, CT is loaded with unreal trails around every corner. Follow the basic labeled trails and you will find some great flow and chunk throughout, but if you venture off of the beaten bath you will soon find some of the best free riding that I have ever seen in New England. You can wander for hours creating your own lines or hucking off of some of the massive jumps and drops that have been created over the years. I was only able to explore for a few hours before it got dark, but I will definitely be back to find some more in the spring! If you are in the area, this is a must visit. Enjoy the video! I post new videos from different spots in the Northeast every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link: https://youtu.be/ma-9z9O0-fsThank |
This is a much tougher trail system than it will first appear. It's littered with technical sections, steep inclines and declines, drops, roots, rock gardens, and freeride options. It's easy to get lost in the best way possible. Even the "Blue" trail, which is supposed to be XC oriented, is loaded with technical sections, freeride options, steep inclines and declines, and roots/rock gardens that would make most XC riders turn away. Beginners should be aware of this, you aren't going to just come here and be able to ride around on everything. The system has something for everyone and is a ton of fun, but it's easy to get tired after the first few minutes if you don't pace yourself. This is a great trail system to cut your teeth on because you can do a little of everything. I've lived in Trumbull for 10 years and used to run the trails here before I started biking them. If you are planning to go here, get in early when it's nice and cool and spend a large portion of your day exploring. The second time back will be even better because you'll actually know where you're going and what to expect when you get there.Thank |
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 itThank |
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.Thank |
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 ...Thank |
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)Thank |
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.Thank |
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.Thank |
An awesome place to ride* Review edited 1/24/2010* Review edited 1/24/2010Thank |
Trumbull is really cool.Thank |
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!Thank |