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Gilbert Mountain

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Area used in the past for races. Several rocky gradual incline logging roads crossed by several twisting single track trails. Direction of travel is not set, although you will still see signs from previous races. If you follow certain log roads you'll end up coming out on other roads outside of Winsted. One road leads you to a 3/4 mile steep downhill run.
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Latitude
41.930379151500844
Longitude
-73.07159185409546
Trail Directions
From Rt 8/44 intersection follow 44 into Winsted. Right after Town Hall onto Elm St. Straight up hill to STOP sign. Left on Hinsdale Ave. Right at STOP sign to The Gilbert School. Drive up hill to right of school and look for old dirt log road at top of hill.
Trail Length
unknown (over 10 miles)
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Winsted
   


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Review Date
March 20, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Ridgeway , from Simsbury

Summary:
I agree with previous comments about washout and also motos. Good ride if you want to do a quick up and down fast ride.

Recommended Route:
Park at Gilbert School. Either start up dirt road next to school and follow up to to of Gilbert Mountain or start single track right away and go clockwise up to top of mountain and back down again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nasaheagon, Nepaug, Peoples, Burr Pond



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Review Date
January 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Blah-man , from Norfolk, VA

Summary:
A few years back this course was pretty challenging. Coming home after several years I checked it out and much of the original trail is badly washed out. HOWEVER, there are several new single track trails with paper route signs still occasionally seen.
The log roads are pretty rocky, but are rideable (especially downhill). The singletrack is tricky with tight turns around trees, roots, and rocks, but it is a lot of fun.
The trail seems poorly groomed and seems to be forgotten, but if you have some time and don't mind hopping off of your bike occasionally to get around obstacles, you might be amazed at what you found.
I found myself on a pretty long and steep downhill that put me on a road just off of Rt 8 3 miles north of Winsted and I had to ride back in.

Recommended Route:
There were once route signs for the race, but some signs are gone. Direction of travel is not set nor can I recommend a route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Burr Pond is a short burst with some real tricky sections.



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