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Tarrywile Park

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

Very challenging hills with a mix of singletrack and fireroads. Rocky in some places. If you are looking for an extremely challenging technical ride try this park. Easy to get lost in, but lots of fun if you know your way around. Some people are turned off by the climbing, but coming back down is excellent. Some really scary downhills. Try to find the beacon, or ask someone where it is. It can be seen as you enter the park but it is not easy to find once you are in the trails. The trails near the beacon are the most challenging, advanced level. The trails near the entrance are intermediate level.
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Latitude
41.37828987577497
Longitude
-73.45373153686523
Trail Directions
The main entrance to the park is on Southern Blvd across from Imacculate High School. About a half mile from Rogers Park/War Memorial.
Trail Length
10 - 15 miles if you know the trails well.
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Danbury
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Review Date
May 21, 2014

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Semitone ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
So I finally made it out to Danbury to ride Tarrywile. Well, I can't say it was much fun. Don't think I'll be going back anytime soon. Not a lot of flow would be an understatement. I'll admit I am a bit of a rookie rider, but I tried to ride the white and blue trails and would say there was way too much carrying the bike for me.

First, I guess there are some fire roads but i didn't find any that were anything but boring. A few grassy areas but nothing really worth riding.

Second, I took the white trail along Parks Pond. Aside from feeling a bit environmentally guilty for riding on the water's edge. it was most pretty rock and too technical for me. Some of the root sections I could do but not enough there in a straight run to make it interesting. It was on and off, on and off, on and off for me all day. Made it to the blue trail, which started off well enough but then becomes rather rocky,i.e. boulders that were hard to navigate given the hilly terrain. Panting way too much so I took the green cutoff to the blue..the green was fine but short, back to the blue which was brutal in the direction down to Back Pond, so I backtracked and took the blue trail in the other direction towards the water tower. After the water tower, the trail along the hayfield is flat and boring. ( there was one downhill dirt run here but nothing worth the rest of the pain involved.)

All in all, I didn't think there was enough here for a beginner or intermediate rider. Maybe an advanced rider might find it challenging and fun, occasionally.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Huntington State Park



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Review Date
September 12, 2010

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: Ruger ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I was staying at the Hilton and these trails are ten minutes away.

Way Fun Natural Flowy Singletrack! Lots of technical rocky sections, and if you look around some killer drops and Big Roll in's! Like on the way to the Back ponds!

Lots of cool big rocks and craggs!

Some very technical climbing, and fun fire roads!
As a bonus some picknick tables scattered around, and the ponds and creeks are nice.

I really like the upper section at the main pond, rocky climb, some really exposed but solid singletrack ricght along the edge of a thirty foot cliff!

Some fun bridges too!

Also some good rock climbing potential.

Not a really big area, and no more room fornew trail building, but very accessable, and really really fun! Lots of fun loop variations!
Definately give it a chance!

It doesnt look like much at first, but keep going!

Also had a ball just pumping around the rocks, and roots, and stumps right near the parking lot!

One day it rained really hard, August 20, or 21st. had a ball, rode back to my rig a couple times, toweled off and went back out for another loop!

I live in Nor CAl and grew up near here.
Went to Wooster school, used to ski Wooster mt. Rope tow).

I'll be back for thangsgiving and plan on here, when I do.

This time I'll have My Bike!

In fact if any of you are able I will be there Thanksgiving Morning, for a hunger ride!
See you there!

Recommended Route:
Theres a map, about 8-12 miles of singletrack. Hard to estimate.
I rode there two days.
This place is a hrd as you want it.
Beginners can walk abit and still have fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ninam peak, Wooster Woods.



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Review Date
May 31, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: PM , from CT

Summary:
see some pics here if you want http://www.bikerag.com/images/MAPS/ct_Tarrywile_park_review.htm I can hear Tatoo yelling - Ze Plane, Ze Plane as the engines hum overhead but were not at fantasy island, bet they have better trails there!! Actually, if you were there, you could ask mr roark to build you any trail imaginable and he would even give you the skillz to ride it.. But you would have to sell your soul to him and take a walk on the darkside.. Back to the review.. Basically the terrain was a cross between fantasy island, hte sound of music and the munsters.. There are some of the best trails I will never ride again.. Some good sections, but all in all, nothing was flowing in my adrenaline glands.. Lots of hike a bike on the yellow, mudd and double track on the orange.. Some short sections were great, but not enough to bring me back.. Blue was very cool, with one nice roller, and wicked awesome switchback section.. Probably the hardest technical switchbacks in the state!! This place would need lots of work for better riding but its not like the terrain isnt there.. Oh - the white was super super super buff, and even some fun sections.. Saw several dear, but I couldnt get my condom out fast enough.. Oh I mean camera out fast enough...

Recommended Route:
Just ride the blue and white, maybe some red, skip everything else..
Trust me, LISTEN TO THE BAD REVIEWS!!! Some good trails, but all in all not worth the ride..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ninham, Wooster mountain, Anyone ever ride bogus mountain?? Or is it, perhaps, Bogus?? its right below tarywile



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Review Date
April 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Danbury

Summary:
Single track for medium and hard. Rocky. People giving lame reviews should read the Map first! Many people stay on white and are disapointed. Miles of riding here!

Recommended Route:
Depends on your experience, easy firetrail (White) at entrance and around pond. Medium red and yellow. Hard orange and purple.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bethel Resevoir.



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Review Date
July 10, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

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Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Howie , from Ossining

Summary:
I can't believe people actually ride here and even consider it mountain biking and then try and say that it is "way too hard for beginners". Do yourself a favor, skip tarrywile and go find yourself a nice rail-trail, you'll get a better workout.

Recommended Route:
None



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