May 22, 2015
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.
Hurd State Park