Last year our Bike Chapter FCNEMBA got the green light from the City of Danbury to build a trail system for this park. We had built some sweet singletrack already and folks have been slowly adding more.
The ride in from the parking lot is a fire road unless you ride the newly built trail starting from the west side of the lot. I discovered this on the way back and let me tell you>> it is AWESOME. Super twisty thru the pine trees but the flow and craftsmanship of the trail is superb. Nice work Mike and crew!!!!
Happily, the trail we built was nicely broken in by frequent riding and what was added on was perfect! The climb up reminded me a bit of Kingdom Trails - the long section you climb after doing Sidewinder. Believe me, I am not a fan of climbing but here is great flow, the benching is perfect and climbing wasn’t difficult. Needless to say... the ride back down was a blast. :-)
I rode up to where the benching stopped and then rode halfway back down to scoot over to the fire road. I then slogged up to the top of the mountain. It was awesome as the sun was shining and the forest was "shimmering"...
|fire road - sunlight was just right on the pines all around|
|top of mountain|
At The Summit