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Powder Ridge

Average Rating:    (4.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Extremely technical. My friend and i rode there last week. We went to the top then at the top go to the quad chairs. To the Left of the quad trails there are some of the most technical downhilling i have ever seen. It looks worse than plattekill in someparts. This place is just sick. VERY ROCKY! Bring your body armor. On June 2,3,4. they are having their lifts open i belive.I saw an ad for it at a local bike shop about it. If you want the lifts to be open then more people have to go there! So please! Show up. I promise its some of the sickest trails you have seen.
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Latitude
41.50420645872031
Longitude
-72.74099349975586
Trail Directions
go to www.powderidgect.com and there are directions there
Trail Length
???miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Middlefield
Web Address
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
February 25, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: nyquist124 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
these are the most technical trails in the state, i guarentee that no matter what your skill level you will find these trails a blast to ride. i generally start from route 17 and go all the way over the ridge coming out at route 66 or black pond. this is an ALL day ride. but its worth it the views from the top of the ridge are amazing, and the downhill trails are probably the best in the state, we (the locals) are working on getting powder ridge to open the lifts in the summer, the current problem is they dont think it is safe to haul bikes on the lifts without expensive upgrades to the lifts, they are also worried that not enough people would ride, so i highly recommend you ride over here it could end up being a great place.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any of the blue blazed trails are tight, technical single track. also tyler mill located in wallingford just of I91. also the middlesex trail system in middletown, and if you make friends with locals you will meet on these trails you might get lucky enough to get access to some secret spots in the area, there are several freeride parks that were made and maintained by locals so not too many people know of them,



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Review Date
February 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: syoung1966 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Tough Trails - I live right below the Ridge Line and have explored them extensively. Best views of CT can be found between RT 68 and Rt 17 - many areas are unrideable but worth the view. There is one point that gives you views of Long Island sound on a clear day - its really up there for CT. Full suspension in these areas is a must but I'm riding a hard tail since I broke my full suspension frame. It tends to be a ride where you need to go out and turn back from either side of Powder Ridge.

Recommended Route:
Views - Between RT 68 and RT 17 (Roughest trails in Ct). Smoother riding between RT 68 and Mount Higby but still tough riding.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pisgah Mountain area - between Rt 79 and Rt 77 has more rideable trails. Great area with lots of variety



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Review Date
June 20, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: pm , from ct

Summary:
This place makes the boneyard look like the rail trail in cheshire. GONZO technical extended climbs and makeable too. SOme crazy downhills, tough makes, awesome views.. FIrst time I was here I was whining like a small child without a lolypop at the teller window..

Recommended Route:
see bikerag.com for topo map, pretty much one main trail, on the ridge, plus a couple others.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mattabasset from millers pond



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Review Date
May 13, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Mike , from cromwell

Summary:
THESE TRAILS RULE! They are soo technical. very very very rocky. Body armor is a must if you want to get any speed going down. I would say full suspension helps to. You dont need it though. IF more people go there then they would open the lifts making everyones life a little easier. Especially downhillers. Just go there some day and ride. There are tons of trails.

Recommended Route:
There are a lot of trails. I havent gone on all of them.



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