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South Mountain

Average Rating:    (4.2 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Good singletrack, windy and wooded. Some good climbs and descents capped off by a nice descent down Southington mountain.
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Latitude
41.62814646873234
Longitude
-72.81120300292969
Trail Directions
Directions are difficult to give. Maybe if this site is reviewed, someone could give directions. We park at the Wolcott middle school.
Trail Length
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Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Southington/Bristol/Wolcott
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 13, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: JimmyJaymz ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is where I got my legs for biking. Back in the day for BMX I would sprint as much of 'Willis Street' as possible. I later found MTNB fun at the top. These are GREAT trails and you can find enormous variances each time ridden with a quick change of direction. It's fast in the choppy, rough parts; thats what it takes to enjoy my rides. I did these areas back with a best friend with full riigid bikes in the mid to late ninties. I'm now on a 'Black Diamond' HT but have not lost my full rigid inclinations!!! Just find a set of GOOD beater tires and DO RIDE up Willis Street ya' BONEHEADS!!!!

Recommended Route:
Either park where 'Grossmans' used to be and follow South Street to Willis Street and ride on up, or drive to Willis Street top, and park either near the boat launch on R before fork, or if you are neat and clean, go straight at fork and park at ride away. Just wander in and hang on!!! You will find the bottom, either with the Ski Mountain (Southington), to which you just have to go left on road to find South Street (five miles) or go back up from Mountain bailout apx. 2/3 up on left from bottom.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nepaug in New Hartford. Nasaheegan in Burlington. Cockaponset off of Route Nine near Haddam. Penwood in Stafford Springs. Bluff Point near the UnderSea Warfare Center, and Arcadia in Rhode Island.



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Review Date
August 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Fid ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Some O.K. riding can be found here. Lots of fire roads, double track and some steep singletrack with slick-rock-ish sections. Hike-a bike is inevitable, unless you ride car to car or your first name is Lance. The Blue dot sections are pretty good, but most of the trails have been ruined by mx'ers. Some decent riding along the ridge and the resivour wash is cool but not worth the trip. Although i enjoyed my 13+ mile adventure, it will be unlikely that I will return.

Recommended Route:
Park at Alcott School off Woodtick road and enter by powerlines. Or for unrelentless climbing park near lake compounce and ride Tookey's Trail to Compounce Ridge Trail. CT Walk Book has good map with all the trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nassahegon, Mattabasset



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Review Date
May 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Twitch , from Southington

Summary:
Have 10+ miles if wide fire roads, some single track, and on Mt Southington Ski Area the T-bar offers a nice side-by-side downhill. Gret views, sometime very muddy, don't drink the water!

Recommended Route:
Start at the bottom of Mt Southington, go left (facing up the Mt.) untill a old dirt road and the right (about 300ish feet)go up past what looks liek a junk yard(of sorts), follow up untill it forks, then have fun



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Review Date
October 25, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Daryl , from Southington

Summary:
when it rains its muddy. at the entrance i told u about u can't ride your bike until u get to the top because it is very steep i don't recomend going down it unless u r good and no wha ur doing

Recommended Route:
there is a dirt parking lot next to the old entrance to lake compounce. the entrance is on Mt. Vernon road



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Review Date
October 6, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: John Oz , from Bristol,CT

Summary:
South Mtn. can be a mtn. bikers Heaven or Hell. Tons of trails from open fireroad to the nastiest singletrack. Logs,rocks,sand,and when it rains, some of the wettest conditions ever. Ride the spillway, the Bobcat trail, and anything with a blue marker. Just watch out for occasional horses and MX'ers. Leave your attitudes home and have fun.

Recommended Route:
There are several ways in. Go in at the intersection of East St./Old Mtn. Road in Wolcott or park at Alcott Middle Scool ON Woodtick Rd. in Wolcott,go out entrance take left then take 2nd left of Woodtick. Go down road about 100 yards and you will see trailhead in front of you. Most of the riding is on the Bristol/Wolcott side, keep in mind this is a mtn. ridge that stretches from Bristol towards Cheshire. Don't be afraid to explore all the sidetrails off the main fire roads. It is pretty hard to get lost in here.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Closest trails: Burlington/Nasahegan, West Hartford/MDC, Camp Sloper Southington/Hubbard Park, Brooksvale/Chesire



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