Burlington / Nassahegon Trails

Central CT

Burlington / Nassahegon Trails

222 Punch Brook Rd
Burlington  Connecticut  06013
United States

Easy

45%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

15%

Description

Burlington/Nassahegon Trails: 

The mountain bike trail network in Burlington extends through a large portion of the abundant forest lands in town. At present, the marked trail network is comprised of roughly 40 miles of mountain bike specific singletrack within the Nassahegon State Forest, Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area and watershed lands owned by the City of New Britain. The marked routes are mainly beginner/intermediate level and provide connectivity between the main parking areas as well as access to all the different forest zones.

The 40 miles of marked MTB trail only represent a small percentage of the actual riding that is available in Burlington. With a sense of adventure and a little help from the locals you can ride for days on end without duplication. The Burlington trail network when combined with the nearby trail networks in Harwinton spans a handful of towns and two counties, one of the largest continuous MTB trail networks in Southern New England.

The riding in Burlington is best described as varied. Trails exist for all riding abilities from first timers to the most skilled. There is a great balance between technicality and flow. Rocks, roots, rollers, berms etc., it’s one stop shopping for all your MTB needs.

For Connecticut standards, there is also a good amount of elevation to be gained and lost. Technical climbs and flowy descents are strewn throughout the network, some over a mile in length so be prepared to pedal up and whoop it down.

Plain and simple, just some fantastic XC riding hiding here in the hills of Burlington, CT.  

Map:

The main map can be located here: Burlington Trails or on NWCT NEMBA’s web page NW CT NEMBA - Map Page

Trailheads, Parking and Informational Kiosks can be found at the following locations in Burlington, CT:

Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area

341 Milford Street (Route 69) - Burlington

 

Camp Nepaug (Old WPA Work Camp)

480 Stone Road - Burlington

 

Nassahegon Recreation Complex

222 Punch Brook Road - Burlington

 

 Submitted by Jon Regan  

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