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Millers Pond

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 13

Technical singletrak, fire roads, smooth singletrack. Loads of trails. Steep, rocky decents, technical uphill climbs. (again, not sure of length or system, since I rode it only a few times a while back).
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Latitude
41.4086171101238
Longitude
-72.13451385498047
Trail Directions
Not positive: Get off I95 to Crystal Mall exit. Got to the light past the main mall entrance and take a right. Go down that road for awhile nad the trail will be on the right side? (havent been there in more than 6 years, so I was hoping that other people would post something about this trail).
Trail Length
20+? miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Waterford/New London
   


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Review Date
December 12, 2016

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Digga ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Amy is correct, Millers Pond in Waterford is private property and so is the surrounding land. We have allowed passive uses by the public for many decades but are now enforcing no tresspassing as many people have disrepected the property , leaving beer cans and messing up the roads during muddy periods. Please don't make me have to be a jerk and call the cops. Plenty of other places to ride. This location should be removed from this site. Thanks

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
anyplace else



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Review Date
December 12, 2016

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Amy Piacenza ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This post needs to be removed. My family owns this piece of land and it is private property. There are signs up and it is not open to the public. There are trees down and it is not maintained intentionally. Please do not advertise private property for trail riding.



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Review Date
September 12, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Donny ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
First off, this trail system is around "Miller Pond" in Waterford. "Millers Pond" is up by Durham.
Went there today, 9/12/13. It was in need of serious work. Lots of downed trees across the trail. There are a few really nice fast spots and one series of jumps we had to hit a few times. If the trails were maintained better, it would be a nice place to ride. Lots of dirt bike trails, but not a lot of recent use. It was by no means technically challenging, but if you lived close it would be a good after work ride with some great up hill for cardio, but definitely not worth driving too far for. In it's current condition, an early spring or fall ride would be best. The greenery is vicious and hides the trail in many spots.

Recommended Route:
Parking at the end of a dead end road (Old Barry) worked out well. Trails all connect back together and new gates keep you in the area around the lake. Using responsible common sense, first time visitors should not get lost. Trails do come close to Hwy 395 at times.



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Review Date
March 21, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ep1nephr1ne ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
OMG, Oxygen. Ground here in a lot of areas is very soft until mid/late summer when it drys out. Legs burn and lungs are on fire. Lots of rocks and lots of technical sections. A heavy DH bike it not your friend. A single speed or light XC is better ridden here. rocks are very large and I notice with the DH bike that both the back and front were going up rocks at the ame time killing all momentume, took a few nasty spills. If you master all the rock gardens you should go pro, or work on riding up the gardens. Pond is beautiful. You can also ride the pond above Millers. Millers Pond has mostly ATV trails. Take the bridge over 395 and you will find yourself all the rocks and the race loop. Easily identified by the blue paint all over the trees. rrr....

Recommended Route:
Park at the end of Old Barry Rd. trail head is just past the pump house. don't park on Miller's Pond Rd. the locals get P!ssed. plus all the good trails are far from there and you will have to cross the dam.



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Review Date
March 18, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: D24BISHOP ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
ROCKS, MUD, STEEPS, TECHNICAL, JUMPS, load and loads of fun.

Recommended Route:
When I grew up in Quaker Hill we would access from Millers Pond Road off of Bloomingdale road. Route is still good when pond is low, however, trees have been dropped on shoreline trail making passage difficult. Upper route (Pilgrim road) has been completely redone and is open to bikes. Lots of work has been done on town land to keep out the motor bikes. Other trails are accessible from Unger/Moxley Road. The race loop on the Waterford Country School property is accessed from this point (South Of the Road). On the North Side of the road look for a dirt path over a washed out culvert and you will find my favorite trail heading away from Millers pond toward what is called "Cohanzie Junction" where powerlines meet from literally 8 different directions. Feels like the mountains of Vermont, and trails everywhere.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Thames River Trails at Conn College, Montville Powerline Trails, Bluff Point, Gungewamp (Or however you spell it).



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