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Mianus River Park

Average Rating:    (3.88 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 17

This park has a tight network of both fire roads and singletrack. Good for novices and intermediate riders. The Mianus River runs along the east side of the property, so it is hard to get lost. Some climbs, short runs to bomb down, some tech sections. Overall a good workout trail with several interconnected loops. There are some log obstacles which you can find and try. Several carriage roads with singletrack offshoots. (courtesy of www.wmba.org)
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Latitude
41.080806865232674
Longitude
-73.58325004577637
Trail Directions
I-95 to Exit 4, turn West up to US1, cross over (road bends to right), Make 1st Left (Stanwich Ave). Through two stop signs (keep left, stay on Stanwich) for approx 2 to 3 miles. Look for Caugnewaugh Road on Right (white sign post). Head down 1/4 mile. Pull off is on the Left.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Stamford/Greenwich
   


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Review Date
April 14, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Semitone ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a nice local beginner/intermediate trail. A portion of it is a fire road that is nice if you just feel like taking it easy or you want to ease into something more challenging. Alternatively you can branch off the fire road and move to rockier trails with more elevation changes. On the main fire road there are lots of dogs and few leashes. Fine I guess if you like dogs. Once off the fire road the dogs thin out and aren't much of an issue. ( I didn't see a lot of the poop that others have mentioned, but then again I didn't look for it.)

Recommended Route:
Biking is only allowed on the Stamford side of the park. Greenwich prohibits biking. Easy trail is the fire road, aka, River Road and the Inner Road. You can take a few turn offs onto single track along Field Trail. For a more challenging route head off to Pine Hill Road, and New Trail off the Second Hill Trail. The park is a good place to spend a relaxing 1-2 hours.



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Review Date
June 7, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: danjruss ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Just moved back into town from school and was glad to be able to come back to this park. The trails are in great condition and are maintained very well. There will be some hikers and/or people taking their dogs for walks, but as you get deeper into the park things get really empty. Some areas will be pretty technical, so if you're a beginner you may want to hike the bike. This definitely goes when it's wet out- you'll encounter several rock gardens. Overall a great trail- lots to explore.

Recommended Route:
enter at merriebrook lane and park by the red barn. Don't cross the bridge. bike north/northeast on the east side of the river and you'll curve around a few properties, eventually meeting up with a fork in the trail, now it should be pretty empty and you can go crazy!



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Review Date
November 18, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Beantown ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Just moved to Stamford area, tried Mianus today. I thought there are trails for all abilities here, you can stay on the main paths for cruising or take the trails and find some very advanced riding. This time of year there are a ton of leaves so makes it even more challenging. Overall it was a fun ride. Keep an eye-out for the walkers and dogs on the main paths.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Looking for more areas to ride!!



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Review Date
April 11, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jkavounas ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Went for a great ride at Mianus Trails yesterday. Couldn't believe how dry it was. But he conditions are in great shape. It was my first ride out from last October and it was creat to see so many log man-made obsticals to try your trials skills on.

It was very crowded on the main trails, but as always, few hikers leave the beaten path in Mianus and I found empty single track.

The Swamp Trail is in particularly good condition.

jk



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Review Date
June 25, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: oekizler ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Biggest and most versatile trail in the area. Combines both cross country and all-mountain style in different trails. Really tight stuff and technical rock gardens to be found.

There is big traffic between hikers, dogs and bikers in the afternoons. I hope the Town & Recreation department won't forbid mountain biking because of the erosion.



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