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: All of the maps at the top of this page show some of the trails. The best is the Trailforks map.
Trailheads, Parking and Informational Kiosks can be found at the following locations in Burlington, CT:
Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area
Camp Nepaug (Old WPA Work Camp)
Nassahegon Recreation Complex
Submitted by Jon Regan