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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +845/ -736 ft
Total: 30 riders

Mountain Biking West Rocks State Park

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#38 of 112 mountain bike trails in Connecticut
#4,174 in the world

West Rock Park is a popular ride among the locals because it is so convenient to the city of New Haven. Trails are marked with colors. Yellow trail is a climb only worth of the Hammer Gods. Red Trail is nice and flat. White trail goes around Lake Wintergreen. Blue trail, another particular tough climb leads to one of the best views, looking directly at down town New Haven

First added by GreenGiant on May 21, 2007. Last updated May 2, 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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Getting there
Wilbur Cross Parkway, Exit 60, head south on Dixwell Avenue to first traffic light past the parkway and turn right on to Benham Street. Follow Benham to the end and turn left onto Main Street. First right/drive way on right will be entrance to the park.
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  • fesp

    First off, it's West Rock simply West Rock. A rocky no joke ridgeline. The place to go to ride YO BIKE.

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  • shepardbrook

    Trails for every ability. Lower trails are great for snow riding.

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  • Duke7

    DO NOT GO ON PURPLE TRAIL! It is so rocky and technical that you have to walk almost the entire trail. This is a good place for hiking. Not biking

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    There a few difficult, technical climbs and the view of New Haven is nice from the top. Was easy to get to trail head via directions here. Trails are marked w/swatches on trees and at times are difficult to spot.

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