CT - Soapstone - Mountain Bike Trail Review with Map and Pictures
There are NO Motorized vehicles
allowed here. No dirt bikes. No ATV's. No automobiles. No Pickups.
No heavy equipment.
2009 Update - Soapstone used to be one of my favorite local spots to ride - Since its such a haul now I only make the trip once a year. Latest ride was fun, but the trails are wider than ever, crazy moto traffic. A few new trails too but nothing to write home about. Still a great place to ride, not much single-track on the south side but lots of technical trail. Its even muddier than it used to be due to excessive ruts.. I wouldn't advise riding here after or during rain, but I also wouldn't feel that guilty about it.
Directions - From hartford take rte 84
east, to exit for rte 83 (#95??) (its the exit after south windsor exit
which is #63)... Stay left at the first fork on the offramp and bear right
at the second fork to rte 83 north.
Alternate - you can take 91 north to enfield, exit for 190 east (many miles
- ??8??) , follow to gulf road, take a right, look for state park sign.
Description - Soapstone, 3 words, great rocky singletrack. Some long down hills, nemesis short technical climbs, rock gardens etc... Great night ride! - Not so great if its wet. We did a zero degree frozen stream ride here once - EPIC - frostbite ride, ground felt pretty hard when I hit it too!!
Loops - Standard (old) Loop 1-4-5-6-3-28-29-30-31-32-5-7-9-11-16-18-10-9-8-1
|Pre-ride Music: Freestylers - check
||Total Miles: 26.34
||Elevation Change - 958 Feet - Elevation
||Nearest Coffee, Sushi or other food: Nearest Coffee: Rte 83 south,
takes a right turn (at light), then its on the right after first light.
Food and drinks - take 83 south and look for caseys on left..