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Wilton Woods

Average Rating:    (4.3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 23

a big climb off the beginning and then rolling singletrack with plenty of logs rocks and roots
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Latitude
41.195278
Longitude
-73.438333
Trail Directions
take route 7 into wilton and look for olmstead hill, take that road until you see a hill on the right. take that road until u get to the trailhead, its not that big so look out. (its right near the PIGS SUCK grafiti).
Trail Length
7 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Wilton
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Review Date
May 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: David9999999 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
VERY technical. Some parts of the trail can be very difficult (impossible, really) for beginners and intermediates like me. If you know where to go, this is the best trail in the area. There're a few stunts (log ride, teeter totter) and jumps. Plus a lot of walls to cross, a lot of bridges, and a hell of a lot of roots. But, there are smooth sections to be found as well. There are I think 3 rock ridges to ride, all of which look pretty sweet (I haven't ridden them, but know and watch people who do). Look out though, because the trails aren't that well marked. It can be easy to get a bit lost..

Recommended Route:
I usually head in and turn left, then head onto the black diamond.. from there, just try to not get lost. Haha.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Elizabeth reserve, Quarry head park, Bradley park, Cranberry park



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Review Date
August 18, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mtnbkrmrt ,  Racer

Summary:
This is a great section of trails but full of roots/logs and rocks. This is very technical with few sections of get-up-and-go speed. I think this is some of the best pure technical riding in the area. The orange trail is a great way to start the ride riding up along the creek with a few bridge crossings and ending up intersecting the blue trails up higher. The Blue loops border the East and west side of the woods and pretty much contain the majority of the other trails. Coming back to the car, either blue loop is fine and both have short bursts of speed sections, I would favor the eastern Blue trail as its easier to find and marked better. Get your trail maps from www.crankfire.com..click on the wilton Woods then access the pictures, thats where the map of the place is. My nine year old ( who is a very good technical rider) and my 61 year old father-n-law say 2 thumbs up for this place. So do I.

Recommended Route:
Up the orange, down the blue. There is a section of Yellow trails that connect the Orange to some upper sections, I would ride those BACK towards the car ( so from the Blue trail up top coming back down) because they contain some short steep climbs that are better to roll going down then climb going up. Watch the roots, scout the lines coming back, there are some really gnarly sections that coulds ruin your day.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bennets Pond...is really close right off Rt 7 from Danbury and is on the way. Less technical and more speed.
Nasaheagon State Forest at Burlington Ct. More of the same technical but way more options and trails



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Review Date
July 14, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sharpbrick ,  Racer

Summary:
very cool place! it has lots of single track with some good technical stuff

Recommended Route:
I've only been there once so i would say find a route you like and go for it!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cranberry park



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Review Date
July 23, 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: robby2161 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have ridden in this forest hundreds of times and it will never become old. The trails are filled with technical elements and there are a few short steep climbs. There is a 100 foot ridge that parallels a trail which is quite fun to ride down. It is about 200 acres and has about 7 miles of trail.

Recommended Route:
Real Directions: Follow US 7 and turn right on Olmstead Hill Road north of Wilton, CT. Follow Olmstead Hill for a mile and make a right on Hulda Hill Road. At the end, go left on Branchbrook Road. The entrance is on the right about a mile down the hill across from a lake.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Terrywile Estate in Danbury, CT.
Blue Mountain in Peekskill, NY.
Indian Ledges in Trumbull, CT.



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Review Date
October 24, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mtb2live,live4comps ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
180 acres of fun, and very worth exploring.
rock gardens, table tops, log rides, 2-4foot drops, overall good cross country riding. most of the more free-ride type stuff is all off-trail. if you look hard enough, there's even a small dirt jumping network set up (it's in the south east part, off the blue trail. theres...no trail to it. my friend and i found it on a bathroom stop). looks to be probably 3 years old, starting to fall appart.

There's also a trail on the opposite side of the road if you park at Branch Brook (south). trail head is about 100 feet up the road on the right (ride east).

Recommended Route:
park at branch brook road entrance. take the blue trail up hill on the left side of the park, and stay on the outside blue. when you get to the top and the trail starts to head east/south/slight downhill, take a left to stay on blue. it's a nice technical section. stay on blue all the way back to the parking lot. but don't cross the bridge, take the red trail up the stream. take a left on the yellow trail when you get to it. now bomb down the inital blue you climbed. a good 2-3 hour ride. mapquest the following roads for different entrances. (all are wilton ct) Branch Brook Road Boas Lane

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Devil's Den in Redding/Weston
Pine Mountain in Ridgebury (Ridgefield)
Huntington State Park is alright
Pequannock River Valley in Trumbull



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