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Timberlands

Average Rating:    (3.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Not nearly as good as westwoods but not without its technical spots. I cannot believe that more people dont know about it. That is what makes it so great. Ive been there 40+ times this year and only seen 2 other riders. I can take my dog with me and dont have to worry about distractions. there are miles of trails that are all marked. I used to have a trail map but it went through the washing machine and I havent been able to find another. I found the first one at the store at Bishops Orchard. I hope I can find another as I have not yet explored all of the trails. Its pretty big so dont get lost. Its classic New England terrain with its share of roots and rocks. Like I said its not as technical as westwoods but its a good place for me to bring my wife.
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Latitude
41.35271644139852
Longitude
-72.68074035644531
Trail Directions
Rt. 80 Across from the archery range
Trail Length
?
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
North Guilford
   


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Review Date
October 23, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Blue Sugar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Well I spent 4 hours here one Saturday and I can't say I found anything that would make me want to go back. The trails just aren't any fun to ride. It's either easy fire roads or hiking trails that buck and twist their way through every mud bog and boulder field in the place. There are a lot of wet areas and the bridges, where there are bridges, are either rotting and about to collapse or new and designed to impede riding over (right angle bends, steps spaced bike length apart). The woods are dark, dank, and devoid of scenic views. I think this is one of those places that became a preserve because no one wanted to build there. Too wet, too rocky, too ugly.

Recommended Route:
I recommend go to Westwoods or Branford Supply Ponds instead, don't waste your time here. There are a few short sections of good trail but you have to ride a lot of crap to get there, and it's just not worth it.



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Review Date
December 28, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Hozomean ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Primarily logging roads with some rooty rocky single track and hike a bike sections. White loop is the easiest with some good climbs / decents. Green trail is a nice loop off of white after you go over the bridge and make the climb. Sections of Blue, Red and Orange are rocky and steep (cliff like) and require some hiking. Some nice waterfalls and streams flow through here. Its nice in the fall.

Recommended Route:
I usually enter from the Rte. 80 side, do white to green to white to yellow to red to white to purple to white and out. Sometimes I go back to do the green loop again. You have a lot of option is here...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Supply Ponds, Westwoods, Tyler Mill, Gennesse, Cockaponsett, pick one or all...



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Review Date
September 13, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: dcstumper ,  Racer

Summary:
I was lucky enough to live right by this trail for a while its a cool place to ride lots of rocks and short steep climbs some hike a bike sections quiet also very rarely do you see other bikers or hikers yellow and orange are the hike a bike trails unless hey maybe you can ride them

Recommended Route:
White Blue Green Purple Red Trail are very rideable Orange and Yellow are challenging

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Westwoods



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Review Date
May 31, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: PM , from ct

Summary:
Combination of Double track and pretty nice semi rocky singletrack in this small network of well marked trails.. The feel of the woods is a cross between westwoods and cock-south. No gonzo techs but short moderately technical sections, some rock, some trails on the edge of cliffs, some hike a bike.. Trail system is marked just like westwoods, with X markings for connector trails. A white X off the red trail will bring you to the white trail.. A red X off a red trail will be some sort of shortcut, or longcut, that brings you back to the red trail..

Recommended Route:
OK - I made a trail map.. For full review with maps and pics, go to bikerag..



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Review Date
January 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: PM , from ct

Summary:
-

Recommended Route:
Could use a trail map - anywhere online?? Also better directions to the trailhead for those of us who dont know where the archery range is - Thanks - jon

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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