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Eastwoods Sampler

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Ride the best Eastwoods has to offer, the epitome of coastal CT trails.


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5.9

Miles

9.4

KM

85%

Singletrack

274' 84 m

High

13' 4 m

Low

392' 120 m

Up

402' 122 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

The route highlights Eastwoods' best MTB trails, with many rock gardens, surprisingly technical bits for the CT coast, and memorable views of streams, the East River, wildflower fields, and Cindy Pond.

Need to Know

There is room for 4-5 cars at the trailhead but many other entrances to the area. It can be busy with walkers during the summer, especially down by Goss Fields so be alert. During the winter, hunting is permitted in certain areas so wear bright colors and stick to the trails for your own safety.

Description

Route takes you through the rolling terrain of upper Eastwoods across some technical rock gardens, then descends towards Goss Fields with some flowy and techy trails. The Goss Fields have some great views over the East River and are a nice smooth ride.

The route then climbs out of the fields and into another fast and techy descent towards the power lines. The route then follows under the power lines, an easy way to climb back up to the top of Eastwoods.

History & Background

The land was donated by the Goss family to the town of Guilford and the Guilford Land Trust.

Contacts

Shared By:

Seth Andersen

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Wooden skinny bridge over stream.
Jul 28, 2020 near Guilford, CT
Bridge over the East River
Jul 28, 2020 near Guilford, CT
Wildflower field
Jul 22, 2020 near Guilford, CT
Rock ride over stream with boulder in the back.
Jul 28, 2020 near Guilford, CT
Showing the trail fork, it's not marked on the map but the town holds crosscountry races on the trail.
Jul 28, 2020 near Guilford, CT

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