Soapstone Mountain / Shenipsit State Forest

Over 30 miles of trails in a varied network. The Shenipsit Striders (RRCA) a local trail running club, meet at the main forest entrance EVERY Saturday at 7:30 AM - rain, shine, snow, whatever - for training runs. Different groups coalesce for runs of 3-15 miles at easy to hard pace, whatever anyone is up for. The forest entrance is off of Gulf Road in Somers, CT. Someone usually has a few photocopies of maps with trails marked. All are welcome...

The Striders also host a series of races every year including the upcoming:
Soapstone Mountain Trail Race (13.75 miles)
Soapstone Sampler (3.9 miles)
Soapstone Assault (6 ascents/descents of Soapstone Mtn (its a quad buster!)
Moonlight Run (11PM, full moon in February - rather awesome with a foot or more of snow)
Forest Race - trails and forest roads mixed.

For more info on training runs, races or membership can be obtained from: Clinton Morse - or Jerry Stage -