Biking paths are numerous in Fairfield Connecticut

Housatonic Rail Trail in Trumbull (Pequannock Valley Greenway)

Tait Road to Old Mine Park Trumbull, CT Phone:

Trail Length: 3.4 miles

This fairly flat trail overlooks the winding Pequonnock River for much of its 3.4 miles. The trail starts at Tait Road with an asphalt entryway up a short hill. From Whitney Avenue to the Monroe town line the trail is paved with asphalt. As Route 25 crosses the railroad right-of-way, there is a short hill to climb in Parlor Rock Park to access the wooden bridge under Route 25. Through Old Mine Park, the trail parallels the park entry road. (Note that Trumbull restricts parking to residents).
Use caution when crossing Route 111. Shortly after Route 111, the trail splits: the original trail continues straight and a new trail, which is paved, but involves a climb, bears right and ends just before the Victorinox property in Monroe. From the Victorinox property, turn left and cross through the parking lot. Just after crossing a bridge, turn left on the dirt surface to resume the trail.

Parking & Trail Access:
To park near the old town hall, take State Route 25 to Exit 9 and turn south on Daniel's Farm Road. At the light, take a right on State Route 127, followed by an immediate right on Tait Road (not Tait's Mill Road) to the unsigned, six-car parking area beside the old town hall. The trailhead lies 50 yards down the road on the left.
Only permitted town residents can park at Old Mine Park; visitors may park on neighboring streets. To reach the park, take State Route 25 North to State Route 111, continue north on 111, and take the first right turn into the park. The signed trailhead is near the main parking area. The Whitney Avenue trailhead offers a larger parking area, but only town residents and state residents with fishing licenses may purchase the required permit.
Trail Surfaces: Crushed stone, dirt, cinder
Trail Activities: Bike, mountain biking, walking, cross country skiing