Paulk Hill Mountain Bike Park, Tolland
The Paulk Hill Mountain Bike Park is located in the Paulk Hill Conservation Area.
Paulk Hill is a 42 acre parcel that is packed with so many features that you will be saying, “Okay, just one more run,” over and over again. All the trails have great flow with a constant offering of optional skinnies, rolls, drops and jumps. Most of the trails are rated intermediate, but novice riders can enjoy all the trails by skipping the harder features. This area can actually accommodate a mixed group of expert to novice riders as all of the hard features are optional.
The one mile orange blazed loop named “Pedal Power” will bring you up from the parking area to the four downhill trails. Pedal power also flows back down to the parking lot with several surprises along the way. You will use this trail over and over to access all the other trails but there are many features during the climb to keep you entertained.
At just under a mile, “Beast” is the longest of the downhill trails and is home to many of the bigger features that will satisfy the strongest riders and intimidate the rest. The other trails contain features for all abilities such as small to medium rolls and jumps that are perfect for novice riders as well as advanced. The Red blazed trail “Boneyard” contains the multi-lined double drop, or roll, or kick, or flow as well as the infamous Double Feature which is a … oh never mind, just get out there and find out for yourself how impressive this place is. You won’t be disappointed.
Located 1.3 miles north of exit 68 off I 84. Travel North on Rt. 195, West on Rt. 74 to the access road on the left at 41.87676 - 72.37879
There are about 4 miles of downhill focused trails on the 42 acre property. Great fun to ride, but you will be doing repeated hill repeats to enjoy them all.
The directions at the top of this page approximate the entry area. It's located between Burbank Road and Old Dunhill Road on Tolland Stage Road near Paulik Hill Brook.
The trails are on the south side of the road.
By Thomas Tyburski
Note from the Central CT NEMBA Chapter Report: The biggest news since last report is the completion and opening of Paulik Hill Bike Park in Tolland, CT. This was a cooperative venture with the Quiet Corner Chapter, spearheaded by Jon Petersen, CCT NEMBA board member. It’s a trail system with bike park features such as roll overs, hucks, and skinnies for different ability levels. It’s been very popular and is getting rave reviews. Thanks to the many of you who donated funds for this project.