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Hurd State Park

Average Rating:    (3.57 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

It is somewhat technical. The trails kick. All you have to do is climb a little bit. Then its allll downhill to the connecticut river. But then you have to pay for all that downhill. Yep you guessed it up hill. Its not to bad though. Not that steep.
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Latitude
41.52682878717628
Longitude
-72.53534317016602
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Trail Length
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City/County
Cobalt
   


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Review Date
November 11, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Woodswizard ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great fun place to ride, first time there. Nice swoopy rolling trails. Fun jumps and rock launches. Good climbing combined with some flat rolling sections. Incredible views of CT river. Very good for single speed 29 er.

Recommended Route:
Don't know well enough yet to determine, but it would be hard to get lost.



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Review Date
March 9, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Blue Sugar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
All the previous reviews for this place are out of date because there is a whole network of new trails that have been built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. The trails are fun and flowy, and not very technically challenging although there is a lot of climbing involved whichever way you go. There are a few mild stunts and rock rides here and there. Great for a 29er, and a strong rider can have a lot of fun on a single speed too. Don't miss the dragon's back at Higganum Meadows wildlife refuge (take the dirt road up to the powerline).

Recommended Route:
None of the new trails are on the map, but you access them off of the white trail. There are several trails marked with splotchy, sray painted blazes of various colors.



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Review Date
June 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Fid , from Colchester

Summary:
Beginner with a little intermediate climbing. Mostly smooth single/doubletrack and even some broken-up pavement. Not technical at all, except for a small portion of the red trail, near split rock. Good ride for intro into mt biking, a little taste of everything - flat doubletrack, slickrock, pineneedle single track, and climbs, especially comming up from CT River. Good view at splitrock, nice area by river,about 6-7 miles if you ride everything. Would make a good night ride!!! If you want rocks, drops, and technical - head elseware.

Recommended Route:
You can start at either the small pk lot off 151, or within the park itself. Either way you can make various loops to ride all the trails.At the Youth Camping area there is a map.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Day Pond/Salmon River, Cockaponset, Case, Meshomasic



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Review Date
October 23, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Phil R , from Newington, CT

Summary:
Hurd is nice little park, but too short a ride for my taste (under four miles). Hurd is a good place to practice your cimbing skills (very little flat terrain). There isn't a lot here as far as technical trails go. I would recommend Hurd to experienced riders who can climb, unless you are less experienced and don't mind walking your bike a little. At the trailhead, there were a lot of bees.

Recommended Route:
I parked in the lot right off on 151. Take either trail you see there (they pretty much go to the same place). Follow for a mile or so to the main part of Hurd, and you'll see a trail map there. Stick to the red trail. That takes you down to the river for some nice scenery. Nice place for a picnic. For beginners, the climb back up might be tough.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Conckaponset State Forest, West Hartford Reservoir, Pennwood State Park.



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Review Date
May 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Erik , from Meriden

Summary:
i went after about 8 days straight of rain, but the trails were dry enough. decent flats to get your speed up, but the uphills suck when its wet

Recommended Route:
park in the lot right off of 151 and take the trail into the park....then ride whatever suits your fancy



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