CT - Middlesex (cockaponoset forest) - Mountain Bike Trail Review with Map and Pictures
Update: October 1st 2007. A land owner is having problems with
Mountain bikers traveling on his clearly marked private property.
There are MANY ways to ride middlesex without using his piece of land.
I have updated the map showing the area that can no longer be used.
Please comply with the land owners request, I beg you.
There are NO Motorized vehicles allowed here. No dirt bikes. No ATV's. No automobiles. No Pickups. No heavy equipment.
Directions - Rte 9 south, through middletown, EXIT 11, right at exit, right at second light, then IMMEDIATELY bear left, then take first left, stay on this curvey road for a short while, you go by a hairpin dirt road left (barely noticable), then couple hundred feet before the road goes up steep hill, take a left onto dirt road and park on right, just after you turn..
Description - Middlesex ride is located in the cockoponset state forest. The terrain is VERY rocky, technofreakincalities galore, yet very rideable. Only a couple absolute hike a bikes. Can you say "welcome to the jungle"? Lots of mini forests that make you feel like your a lab rat in a maze. If its 90 degrees out, it will be at least 100 here.
Loops- North side obscure loop route_north.gpx 6.72 miles 613 vertical (jungle to diamonds and everything in between)
|Pre-ride Music: George
Clinton - Jungle Boogie or G&R Welcome to the Jungle
||Total Miles: 17?
||Elevation Change Feet -
||Nearest Coffee: DD 170 main street
in middletown - exit 15 off rte 9 will get you close I Think..