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Burr Pond

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

The Burr Pond loop is short but sweet. It is roughly 3-4 miles of blue trail that parallels the shore of the pond. It has a short climb with a couple of brief but technical rocky downhills. It also offers some root sections that are especially tricky when wet, and some all around fun singletrack. The loop is best ridden in a counter clockwise fashion (be aware of hikers and others). The goal is to try and beat your time or "dab" less with each consecutive lap. Another great aspect is that you are never that far away from your car (good thing for repairs/injuries). In general, Burr Pond is a fun place to ride.
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Latitude
41.87429037798784
Longitude
-73.09341430664062
Trail Directions
From the southern part of the state follow Rte. 8 north past Torrington towards Winsted. Get of on exit 46, the Burrville exit. You should see signs for Burr Pond in front of you. At the end of the exit ramp you should take a left. Follow that road (or signs) to the next major intersection and take a left (roughly 3/4 mile). Go down that road for a few miles and look for a sign for Burr Pond. Take that right and follow the road up to the entrance of the park. The best place to park is at the second lot on the left (boat launching area). The trailhead is located on either side of the parking lot.
Trail Length
3-4 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Burrville
   


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Review Date
April 10, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Justinm860 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I just moved to the area to lake ridge right up the street from this place. Im by no means a professional mt biker I just started getting back into the scene. It rained today so the trail is very slippery. Plenty of rocks and roots. Some parts seemed impossible to ride through unless your use to that kind of thing. I went counter clockwise around the lake and it was very challenging I hope to progress and learn how to overcome the obstacles I will be going back weekly.

Recommended Route:
Id say go counter clockwise unless you're use to downhill racing



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Review Date
January 8, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: jdoodled ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail is good fun with some excellent terrain. The easiest line is fairly easily seen with the amount of traffic here. Stay clear of the place on Sundays if you are planning to ride with your dogs - it's W.T. day to walk their attack dogs. Overall an excellent ride - great place for a beginner to learn or an intermediate to crank laps (+/- 30 minutes). As stated before ride counter clockwise because the whole thing seems to be downhill.



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Review Date
November 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: RIDGE , from SIMSBURY, CT

Summary:
Route around pond is short and quick so you may want to ride it both directions. There are a couple of tricky rock sections, a log or two, but on the whole fairly easy. Going counterclockwise you should be able to ride all the way around without putting a foot down (however I usually mess up once or twice). Clockwise has a couple of steep uphills that may require hike-a-bike for a short distance.

Recommended Route:
I start at entrance before large parking lot. Ride from there up to small wooden bridge. From there you can either ride to right up to main entrance and counter clockwise around pond or cross bridge and ride clockwise around pond.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nasaheagon, Nepaug, Peoples Forest, Penwood, West Hartford Reservoir



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Review Date
July 8, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: A , from Middletown

Summary:
The trail is very well kept (this being a state park) and it is also mtn. biker friendly (seemingly). Basically, just park and ride, there are a few rock sections that are fun to try to get through, some root sections that are fairly challenging, and depending on which way around the pond you are riding, there is a nice little rocky uphill climb which turns into a kind of fir road before the trail dips back down into the woods towards the pond. Honestly, I just went up there to check this place out, and it was a lot of fun, and I will be definitly be going back. Just watch out for children and hikers on the trail, as well as other riders. Other than that, its an all around fun place to ride at.

Recommended Route:
Park in either the boat launch lot, or in the main lot, it really dosent matter, either lot is fine. The blue marked trail heads are easy to spot. It is a lot of fun riding this loop, all around decent singletrack, not too hard and not too easy, just right.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Go down to Middletown and ride the Middlesex trails behind MxCTC, best singletrack in the state.



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Review Date
September 20, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Russell , from Stamford, CT

Summary:
Great all around track, I agree that it may take a few laps to really feel spent. Good technical (roots, rocks, logs...)as well as a really nice area to bike around. Only thing to watch out for is walkers with dogs, other then that it's a blast.

Recommended Route:
Clock wise if your looking for some real technical hard core rock climbing, counter for more of a speed run down the rock section.



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