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blueBlack Nathan Hale Forest North Loop

Trail

3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 462' 141 m
Descent: -460' -140 m
High: 702' 214 m
Low: 524' 160 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by MTB Project Staff

Steep climbs, roots and fun rocky outcrops describe this trail, which can have prickers in summer.

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E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Hunting is allowed in the fall.

There are a number of trails in Nathan Hale State Forest, however, none of them are officially designated for recreational use. That being said, mountain bikers are a permitted user-group as the mountain biking community is continually performing trail maintenance within the forest.

Always use caution and avoid active logging sites and environmental study areas.

Description

From the Homestead parking lot, head north on South Street just past the Strong Porter House. The trailhead is on right just past a grassy field or go through the field and pick up the trail to the right of a building.

Bare right at fork. (if you go straight, it dead ends). Trail is pretty easy until you cross Seagraves road. This isn't as well traveled as the rest of the forest so it can have briars in the summer. This loops around with some steep climbs then levels out until the top of the loop where there are rock outcrops and some 1 to 3 foot drops. Look out for tire popping 1 to 3 inch stumps. Windy, roots and stumps all the way back to Seagraves, cross street and easy forest ride back to Homestead.

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Land Manager: Connecticut DEEP

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Oct 9, 2017
Alexander Konovalov
Nov 15, 2015
Dan Manley
Dry, good conditions

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