Yale Gravel Road Bike Route

Length:  8.8 miles

Elevation change:  520 ft.

Surface: 71 % on gravel roads

Difficulty: Easy

Bike type: Any with tires that can go on gravel

Updated 11/16/2023


Yale Forest Gravel Roads Route is an easy, nearly flat, bike ride. It is perfect for beginners. It includes two out-and-back legs so you can stop in the middle if you need to quit early.

Parking: Park on the Eastford side of the bridge at the NE end of Boston Hollow Road. There is a good parking area on the side of the road there.

Route Directions:

Biker crossing Bigelow Brook on Boston Hollow Road right at the beginning of this ride.

Biking Bigelow Brook at the old Barlow Mill Site

Biking along Barlow Mill Road in Ashford, CT.

A pair of cyclist crossing Leadmine Brook on Barlow Mill Road in Ashford.

Biking over the twin tubes on Barlow Mill Road on the Ashford/Eastford town line.

This is the stop to turn aroun at the northern end of this route. This is where Kinney Hollow Road takes a sharp left turn up a steep hill. Turn around and head back along the road you came.

Very hard to see in the photo but the finger is over a black hole in the woods. That is the entrance to an abandoned mine. Can you find it on the NW side of Boston Hollow Road?

Follow the finger up into the woods to see the hidden stairway. Can you find it as you bike past it Boston Hollow Road? Where does it go?