Upper Paugussett State Forest
Easy, Intermediate, Advanced
Upper Paugussett, which is home to the Upper Gussy Trail and Al's Trail has a mixed bag of everything. 880 acres of prime CT woodlands and if you were to hit all the trails you could easily get a 10 to 12 mile ride.
Sections of Al's Trail, aka Newtown Trailway, aka the Lillinohnah Trail, are rideable to a degree but include major hike-a-bike situations (East Side). The northern section of the trail is much more rideable but still has some amazing rock gardens and extremely technical. Granted both sections are Blue Trail, so ride them carefully if you know what I mean.
Cutting through the interior of the State Forest is the Polly Brody Forest Road, which is essentially dual track, but a good warm up for the other trails.
A recent addition is the Upper Gussy Trail built by New England Mountain Biking Association and Newtown Bridle Lands Assocation. It is a multi-use trail, meaning open for bikes and horses, but mountain bikers are the primary users. Look for many fun obstacles to ride, roll and drop. Armored stream crossings and a flowy, fast moving 2.4 mile trail.
Below is a quick overview of data associated with this trail:
|Waypoints:||15 Download All Waypoints|
|GPS Tracks:||42 Download Trail Network: GPX / KML / KMZ|
These trail statistics are based on the gps tracks uploaded into the Crankfire database for this trail. Site averages reflect all gps data uploading to the Crankfire.com web site. And I am no statistician, so take these numbers with a grain of salt.
|0 miles||3.43 miles||8.96 miles|
|0 %||15.31 %||32.46 %|
|0 %||14.39 %||39.54 %|
Total Track Miles:
|Bicycle Goodie Shop, 71 Stony Hill Road, CT, 06801||4.5 miles|
|Bicycle Center, 612 Federal Road, CT, 06804||5.1 miles|
|Class Cycles, 105 Playhouse Corner, CT, 06488||5.5 miles|
|Bethel Cycle & Fitness, 120 Greenwood Ave, CT, 06801||7.6 miles|
|Doctor Mike's Mobile Bike Service, 128 East Liberty Street, CT, 06811||7.8 miles|
|The Bike Express, 52 Division Street, CT, 06810||8.6 miles|
|Ski Haus, 162 Danbury Rd., CT, 06776||8.7 miles|
|Bike Express, 52 Division Street, CT, 06810||8.7 miles|
|Cycle Fitness, 612 Main Street, CT, 06468||8.7 miles|
|StraightLine Bikes and Boards, 103 Danbury Rd. (RT. 7), CT, 06776||9.1 miles|
|Bike Express of New Milford, 14 Bridge Street, CT, 06776||9.8 miles|
|Bicycle Works, LLC, 1255 Middlebury Rd, CT, 06762||11.3 miles|
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