“A super smooth, flowing trail with a couple of fantastic downhill sections.
— Adedayo Ademowore
This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because
our research has found there is no legal access.
This is one of my favorite trails in this State Forest! I usually ride Trail #4A
first, coming from Moose Rd., then take in the view of the lake, and backtrack a few hundred feet to take the fork to the right.
Trail #4 has long smooth downhill runs that are best heading north. Starting at the largest lake/pond in Carlton Hill, this trail crosses the pipeline easement and enters the woods traveling north. It gradually gets steeper as you pick up speed, gently zig-zagging down the hill. It turns left sharply scrubbing off some speed, and continues down the hill smooth as ever.
It reaches a muddy spot with huge, uneven boulders that form a makeshift bridge, and continues down the hill to cross a small creek and begin a decent-sized climb. Most of the way up that climb there's a right turn, with a downed tree that makes a perfect spot for an entire group to grab a seat. Get some rest, and continue the climb just within the treeline with a field to your right.
When you get to the top, lower your saddle and prepare to smile. This impossibly smooth trail blasts down the hill, over a few gentle rollers, through a small creek, and through a small stand of pines before dumping you back out onto Moose Rd.