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Soapstone Mountain

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Trails here are mainly rocky singletrack. Some great climbs, technicalities.
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Latitude
41.93421029871695
Longitude
-72.38393783569336
Trail Directions
From hartford take rte 84 east, to exit for rte 83 (#95??) (its the exit after south windsor exit which is #63)... Stay left at the first fork on the offramp and bear right at the second fork to rte 83 north. Follow 83 (through many stop lights) for 3.54 miles where rte 83 takes a left at light. Then follow for 3.02 more miles through cow country, take right onto 140 (crystal lake rd.) (just 50 ft after a traffic light). Follow 140 for 3.67 miles and take a left on burbank rd (if you see crystal lake, you've gone too far). follow burbank rd for 2.7 miles, slam on brakes, take a left into state park. Note at some point burbank turns into gulf road!!
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
ellington
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 26, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Guyechka ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Soapstone is fantastic. I can spend hours just wandering, there are so many different routes. I can't think of any piece of singletrack that is "easy". Most are technical with steep and rocky sections. But the place is a decent ride for beginners, too. Dirt road and double track: Sodom Rd. and around the lake.

Recommended Route:
None really, just wander until you find a trail that feels right.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Case.



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Review Date
August 25, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: jspencer88 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Classic New England rocks and roots - plenty of good technical riding - only 300ft. of elevation from Gulf Road parking lot to the Lookout Tower, but many ups and downs - the view from the lookout tower is worth the visit - difficult to find good trail maps of this area.

Recommended Route:
I haven't yet found the best route - will kepp you posted



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Review Date
May 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Chris , from Connecicut

Summary:
i ride soapstone almost every day. The trails are almost all single track (except the access road to the top of the mountain) rocky and steep. The trails are very technical with very hard climbs, nice hits, good drops, and lots of rocks. This place is nice. I would recommend the trails to advanced riders. But the access road to the top of Soapstone mountain is for everyone.(its great coming down)

Recommended Route:
From the access road ride up about one mile and from there the good trails will start to show up. They are all over the place once you start, so just go with it and youll find nice routes.



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Review Date
October 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 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: pm , from ct

Summary:
Soapstone, 3 words, great rocky singletrack. Some long down hills, nemesis short technical climbs,
rock gardens etc... Great night ride! - Not so great if its wet. We did a zero degree frozen stream ride here once - EPIC
- frostbite ride, ground felt pretty hard when I hit it too!!

Recommended Route:
http://www.bikerag.com/images/MAPS/ct-soapstone_map.htm



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