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Branford Supply Pond

Average Rating:    (3.86 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

Good riding of all types, for all abilities. Faster and flatter than other trails in the region?? The corkscrew is a blast
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Latitude
41.29837982620641
Longitude
-72.80425071716308
Trail Directions
From I-91, take exit 54. Right off end of ramp, then left at traffic light (Zanes is across the street). After a mile or so, you'll see an Irish pub on the left (don't remember the name). Turn left here; you'll go under a bridge almost immediately. Park after you pass pond.
Trail Length
? miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Branford
   


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Review Date
November 27, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ciocc ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
It's been awhile since anyone reviewed the supply ponds. The place is definitely getting better since all the logging was done in there years ago. Myself and a few other locals have been doing maintenance and even building some new trails. I was just in there Sunday and there was only one tree that came down recently that was blocking a trail. The fence is still up but as I understand it, the Land Trust has purchased the property behind the fence so it is now legal to ride back there. Please email me if you want a tour of the place, I'd be happy to show you the hidden gems there. greg- gcfit@zanes.com

Recommended Route:
The head of the best and most technical trail is IMMEDIATELY after the last house (white) on the left when you approach from Tommy Sullivans, it is across the street from the small 2-3 car parking lot where the hanging Supply Ponds sign is. This trail climbs up to the top of a ridge and follows the property line closest to North Ivy street (there is a dumpster company on that road and you can almost see the back of their property when the leaves are down). It climbs and descends multiple times with a few cool features; 2 steep rock faces, a stream crossing, couple logs, and an awesome curvy banked descent in to some tight, technical mountain laurels. Check Strava to get an idea where it is.



Comments
Blue Sugar (01/18/2014)
You guys are doing good work there. Keep it up.
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Review Date
July 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: MTBPhan ,  Weekend Warrior , from Wallyworld, CT

Summary:
What a great ride, really had a blast. Not terribly technical or steep(at lest the part i did, more exploring to come), but a really fun ride. Managable singletrack, great place to get some trail confidence if youre new to the sport & fun to rip through if youre not.

Recommended Route:
All over, just go in & explore.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tyler Mill



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Review Date
May 25, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Branford

Summary:
fast smooth, not very technical. Its a good place to work on your spin without riding the road. Most the doubletrack trails are well groomed. The singletrack flows well. It is good riding when you don't have much time or you are looking for a quick fun blast after work. Great place if you're just getting into biking
5 stars for a good intro into Mtn biking. kinda boring if you're looking for hardcore riding

Other recommended trails in the same area:
westwoods



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Review Date
September 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: pm , from ct

Summary:
This place was ok, nothing too crazy, mainly beginner trails, couple cooler trails..

Recommended Route:
see bikerag.com for map (preliminary) and pics

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Westwoods



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Review Date
July 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Carlos Rivard , from Middletown, CT

Summary:
Trails are flatter and dryer, with more loose rocks,
than most in the area. Soil is clay-based, slippery when wet. There are some good climbs, the corkscrew and a long straight climb leading up to the top of it. Definitely descend on the corkscrew. Warm up by taking a lap around the pond. Look out for other riders and hikers. Proceed to Jalapeno Heaven (about 1 mile south on rt.1) for post-ride Mexican.

Recommended Route:
I-95 to exit 54 (Cedar Street in Branford, CT). Right to rt.1 form northbound, left from southbound. Left on rt.1 and follow to bar on left (if you get to Main Street you've gone too far). Take that left and follow all the way back.



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