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Mountain Bike Trails – Rattler Trail

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury

Park at the mountain bike trails parking lot, located at 2568 Moores Spring Road. The trail begins near mile marker 17 of the Major Tom Trail and ends behind the farmhouse. It should be ridden downhill only. The trail's surface is gravel, dirt, and rock. The trail is for advanced-skilled riders only, and it should not be taken by beginners. It is a steep, downhill trail with fast berms and big doubles, and it is a fun run on a mountain terrain that is sure to challenge.

Mountain bike trails are open to hikers and mountain bikers. Hikers must yield to mountain bikers.

Mountain Bike Trails – Major Tom Trail

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury

Park at the mountain bike trails parking lot, located at 2568 Moores Spring Road. The trail begins near trail marker number 13 of the Original Loop Trail, parallels a farm field, then ends near marker number 10 of the Original Loop. The trail's surface is gravel, dirt, and rock. It is a fast, rocky trail across steep hillsides.

Mountain bike trails are open to hikers and mountain bikers. Hikers must yield to mountain bikers.

Mountain Bike Trails – Land of the Lost Trail

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury

Park at the mountain bike trails parking lot at 2568 Moores Spring Road. This trail begins near marker number 14 of the Original Loop Trail and ends near trail marker number 4 of the Major Tom Trail. The trail's surface is gravel, dirt, and rock. The trail features some lovely flowing cycling, with a couple of rocky creek crossings. It is a pleasant back-end trail with some great, speedy descents.

Mountain bike trails are open to hikers and mountain bikers. Hikers must yield to mountain bikers.

Mountain Bike Trails – Original Loop Trail

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury

The trail begins at the mountain bike trails parking lot at 2568 Moores Spring Road. The trail surface is gravel, dirt, and rock. The trail is winding with flowing sections and good berms, and it is a good loop through rolling forested hills.

Mountain bike trails are open to hikers and mountain bikers. Hikers must yield to mountain bikers.

Lake Trail

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury

The path begins at the trailhead behind the lake bathhouse, located at 2847 Hanging Rock Park Road. The path surface is gravel, dirt, and rock. If walking the path clockwise, the trail crosses a long boardwalk and then follows closely along the edge of the lake. There are several benches and nice spots for fishing along the path. Near the dam, the path turns to the left and emerges at the paved Campground Road. Turn right and walk across the paved roadway bridge. Then turn right again to re-enter the path on the opposite side of the bridge.

CCC Heritage Trail

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury

This interpretive trail begins at the kiosk outside the group camp gate, located at 2056 Hanging Rock Park Road. The trail surface is gravel, dirt, and rock. The trail passes five numbered posts and interpretive signs pointing out significant locations in what was once the middle of the bustling Civilian Conservation Corps Camp 3422. This camp was home to hundreds of CCC enrollees from 1935 to 1942. The men who lived here built the park roads and most of the facilities, which are still in use, including the bathhouse, picnic shelters, lake, and trails.