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Hurd State Park Loop

Intermediate
 2.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice loop around Hurd State Park.


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Map Key

5.4

Miles

8.7

KM

90%

Singletrack

505' 154 m

High

91' 28 m

Low

805' 245 m

Up

805' 245 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Overview

This loop around Hurd State Park takes you up to the top intersection spot via Getting to the Top where you can hop onto Crisscrossing Trail down some nice runs and back up again. Afterward, the trail rolls halfway down to the river overlook on the River Vista Loop and then all the way down to the river on the Red (River) Trail. Finally, climb back up and you're done.

Description

This loop starts off on Getting to the Top (red & blue blazes) and the transitions to the River Vista Loop (yellow blazes) to the CT River Overlook before doubling back to the Red (River) Trail down to the river.

The loop ends with a steep climb up White Trail back to the parking lot. There are lots of options to get side tracked on along the way.

Also, this is a good place to introduce a new rider to singletrack trails. The terrain is rolling, and with a variety of terrain, you can really choose your own adventure.

Contacts

Local Club: CT NEMBA

May 4, 2017: Oxford Trail School: May 20

Apr 22, 2017: The Great Give 2017

Dec 29, 2016: Winterfest 2017

Land Manager: Connecticut DEEP

Shared By:

JP Mitton with improvements by Ashley Seaward

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View over the Connecticut River
Nov 21, 2016 near Higganum, CT
One of the many features slightly off the trail.
Nov 13, 2016 near Higganum, CT

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