Wadsworth State Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.33 out of 5
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Beginner
5.0
miles

Singletrack
74
elevation (ft)

Network
1:20
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
Some really interesting singletrack installed within the last few years, some dual track, and then some really technical stuff that pops out of no where. A hidden treasure between New Haven and Hartford
added by GreenGiantGnarly
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (36 total check-ins)
  roguesherpa   on Jul 6, 2018
  roguesherpa   on Jul 6, 2018
  elmmsva   on Jun 10, 2018
  Rider51   on May 11, 2018
  Rider51   on May 11, 2018
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Granny Gear

July 11, 2015
Quantum105 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice easy riding at Wadsworth.

Most of the trails are smooth, with only a few areas of rocks and roots, and only a few small sections of moderate climbing.
Trails can get very busy, esp on weekends. Many walkers with dogs off leash and occasional horses with piles of crap in the middle of the trail.
Do not pay the weekend fee at the main entrance: park either at the mansion or the other end of the park in the free lot....do not park illegally or you will get a $75 ticket from the man.

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Trailblazer

May 22, 2015
Rider51 Trailblazer  
 
Review: This is one of the more beautiful state parks in Connecticut. For riding, the majority of the trails in the park should be considered easy, though at some times a little hilly, and a couple spots that are technical if you choose to seek them out. The main trails tend to be wide, and on weekends or busy times can contain a lot of foot traffic. Numerous side trails exist, some well marked, others not at all. While you in theory could get lost, it's not likely. And few if any trails lead you into highly technical terrain, none you can't quickly back out of. Almost all of the trails are good quality single track with a few roots and rocks to keep you on your toes. But otherwise, almost anyone could ride these trails with nary a concern. In summer you must pay to park at the official parking lot off Main Street (Rt 157), instead, start either at Wadsworth mansion's parking area and find trails leading west and down to Laurel Grove Road and into the park, or start out at Wadsworth Falls parking lot, which is smaller, but free. LBS Pedal Power leads rides here weekly most of the year, and info can be found on their website. EDIT: As if 2018, a few more short single track trails have been added by locals. These tend to be intricate, maybe intermediate, though not overly technical, but they do add to the overall length of what's possible, making the park more worthy of your time.

Similar Trail: Hurd State Park

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Granny Gear


April 3, 2014
cw884 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Was good for a first ride of the year

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Wadsworth State Park MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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