Mountain Bike America: Boston Guide Book

by Jeff Cutler (The Globe Pequot Press)
Mountain Bike America Boston  by Jeff Cutler

162pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762707011

Featuring more than 25 of the regions greatest mountain bike rides, this guide gives you a look into the variety of off-road riding opportunities available to those living in or visiting the Greater Boston Area. No matter what your taste or skill level, there's a great ride in this book just for you. From this book you can expect exhaustive and comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced, GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride and accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each ride. In addition detailed directions get you to the ride without getting you lost. Detailed mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.

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Trails from the "Mountain Bike America: Boston" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 29.
... Preview: while the existing trails around the pond are mainly hiking trails that dead end at the side of the pond, a continuous loop of the park can be made by linking power line tracks, a few hiking trails, d ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Abington, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This loop through the Bald Hill Reservation features a variety of riding rarely matched anywhere. Aside from the absence of long climbs and descents, this mosaic of preserved woodland boasts an incred ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Boxford, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: The Blue Hills Reservation is one of the premiere mountain biking areas in Eastern Massachusetts because of its extensive trail system and varied terrain. Bordered by six cities and towns, the reserva ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Milton, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: The trail begins easily enough with a few small rocks in the trail and an equal number roots. The trails are marked fairly well, so finding the way is easy--although some new trails now branched off t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Sharon, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.9
... Preview: As far as the trails go, they are friendly to bikes. The hard dirt surfaces allow tires to hook up well, and climbing is just a matter of moving the cranks. The hills here, Blueberry and Moon Hill, ar ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Topsfield, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 35
... Preview: At the beginning of this ride, an earthen dam winds left around the bottom of the park. On top of this dam is a doubletrack gravel and dirt path. This path serves as an access road that leads to a bun ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Framingham, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: From the west bank looking across the water riders can see other trail users and a vast array of greenery. When riding down the east bank houses can be seen dotting the shoreline, and the road is vis ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Bourne, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: The solitude and stillness found here is remarkably similar to that found in the wilderness areas of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Though you might hear gunfire coming from the other side of Cheb ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Hamilton, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: As you start this ride form the Boston Public Library, stop to appreciate its importance. Established in 1854, it has the distinction of being the first free public library in the United States. Bos ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.7
... Preview: The trails in Dogtown offer a mix of challenging, rocky terrain and smooth, fast doubletrack roads. Riders will find that the trails are often not crowded and the assorted scenery (overlooking Babson ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Gloucester, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.7
... Preview: As is typical of Massachusetts's wilderness areas, Foxborough has been shaped by glacial activity. The large boulders, loose sandy soil, and sharp changes in elevations are a result of this activity. ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Foxborough, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: At some points during this ride the trail may be flat and smooth allowing a short, big-ring effort. This changes drastically into a treacherous field of rocks about half the size of a mountain bike wh ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Assonet, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: The forest is a mix of all-terrain vehicle trails and bridle / bicycle paths, making for an interesting mix of riding surfaces. Most of the time riders will want to stay on the single track, but the r ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Georgetown, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Great Brook Farm provides expanses of water and wilderness, perfect for enjoying a boat ride, a picnic, or a fun ride through the woods. While adaptable to almost any riding style, Great Brook is prim ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Carlisle, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: This ride takes you through thick stands of oak, maple, and birch trees and down wide horse paths where the views of the foliage are fantastic. The peak season for viewing the changing of the leaves i ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Andover, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: This little gem just off Massachusetts 1A in Ipswich serves up a great sampling of coastal new England-style mountain biking. There's a fairly intricate network of marked and unmarked trails snaking t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Ipswich, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: The extensive hiking trail system explores even more of the park than you can see on this ride. Currently riders who are found on the hiking trails receive a warning from the forest rangers who also h ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Westminster, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: Lynn Woods can boast being the second largest municipally-owned park in the United States--the largest being Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Convenient to both the city of Boston and its suburbs to th ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Lynn, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: Maudslay State Park offers a relaxing place to ride with a number of natural sights not found in other parts of the state. The American bald eagle nests here during the winter months. A portion of the ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Newburyport, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: If you decide Plymouth can wait, explore the trails through the park, including the paved bike path (a good portion of this ride) or explore the many horse / hiking / biking trails that wind through t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Plymouth, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11