A good starter tour of some of the best of Robinson. Fast and Flowy!”
— Bill Westervelt
This loop hits many of the main trails from timber mile, octomom, working on turns, the down and up, roots, General Tso Chicken Loop
, and Ghost
. The trails are not particularly technical although there are is a spot or two that makes it an intermediate loop. The first mile or two is great for beginners.
Need To Know
You park behind a public school so be mindful of the school hours, etc. There is also a bike shop nearby.
It's hard to take a wrong turn in this loop if you stick with the most heavily used trails at the intersections. That being said, there are a number of trails that intersect this loop that could screw you up. However, Robinson is a small park and the worst that could happen is you end up in someones backyard and have to turn around.
There are a few major ravines in the park which the loop bisects twice - pay attention to these as they are good reference points should you get lost. Having a way to tell east from west is also helpful as the route is oriented in this direction.
The soil is generally sandy with a sparse number of roots for New England. Additionally, Robinson stays snow free for probably 9 months a year as it's low in a valley.
History & Background
A very nice state park with some huge oak trees.