Mountain Biking the Berkshires Guide Book

by Anna Milkowski (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking the Berkshires  by Anna Milkowski

129pp/maps/charts
ISBN: 1560447699

This handy pocket-size guidebook gives fat-tire enthusiasts 27 of the best rides in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, from the region's highest point atop Mount Greylock to the gorgeous farmland of the Sheffield Flatts Road Loop. Take your pick from scenic road routes, hot singletracks, lung-popping climbs, and demented downhills. Detailed descriptions and maps make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking the Berkshires" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 27.
... Preview: Highlights: No technical obstacles! No hills! No following directions! Views of Mt. Greylock and wildflowers are grand, and provide a different aesthetic for those bored of trees: backyard laundry lin ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Lanesborough, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.2
... Preview: Experience spring in Beartown without fixing your bike with pontoons. From the Benedict Pond Visitors Center, head north on Beartown Road. The pavement allows for a fast-rolling warm-up, but keep your ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Great Barrington, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.9
... Preview: From the intersection of U.S. Route 7 and Massachusetts Route 102 in Stockbridge, take Route 102. After 1.6 miles, turn right, across the Housatonic River, into what looks like the parking lot for a M ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Lee, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Highlights: Riding on the ridge with pure blue sky and gazing out at the 360-degree view from the summit of Berlin Mountain. (Consider bringing a kite!) Tread: 6.3 miles on doubletrack; 4.4 miles on ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Hancock, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: Highlights: Dancing over an obstacle-strewn uphill you doubted you could, breathing in crisp autumn air in a forest of turned foliage, and chatting with friendly walkers. Tread: 2.7 miles of doubletr ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Lenox, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: Highlights: Cruising fast dirt roads around corners and up and down huge hills. A stunning autumn ride. Tread: 7.5 miles on dirt road; 1.1 miles on paved road. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Richmond, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: This is a moderate ride. Kennedy Park still wears a friendly grin no matter how tough it tries to be. There are hairpin turns, roller-coaster singletrack, and unpredictable terrain. Tread: 3.6 miles o ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Lenox, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Highlights: Bathing in a purifying sweat as you test your agility; dropping your jaw at the view from the top; cliff-jumping on your way down. You deserve to feel like a hotshot if you become one of t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Lenox, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Highlights: Climbing gradually along a riverside on a cared-for and quiet trail, hammering home up the most fun “paved” road ever. Tread: 7.7 miles on doubletrack; 4.8 miles on dirt road; 0.9 mile on ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
North Adams, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: Highlights: Fast cruising on Old Adams Road. Raspberries galore in midsummer. Finding a good climbing rhythm up Cheshire Harbor Trail. Tread: doubletrack. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
New Ashford, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: Highlights: Climbing to a bald-topped summit where rugged scrub oak and pitch pine cling to granite and a deserted fire tower alludes to times past. Tread: Singletrack. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
South Egremont, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Highlights: Starting the ride through a field of clover edged by bovine-proof stone walls; cruising beside a scenic brook sheltered by healthy trees; and stopping frequently at swimming holes, each on ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
South Egremont, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: Highlights: Cruising a loop high in spectacular views and low in muscular anguish through the deep 16,000-acre woods of the largest state forest in Massachusetts; resting on a boulder beside deep blue ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Washington, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Highlights: Picking a super line through a rocky splay on the Boulder Trail, evergreens surrounding and a stream babbling at your side. Tread: 3.9 miles on doubletrack; 1 mile on dirt road. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Washington, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: Highlights: Feeling you’ve got this whole huge forest to yourself. Tread: 3.4 miles on doubletrack; 2.4 miles on dirt road. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Washington, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Downhill-lovers will be in heaven. This descent requires not a single turn of the pedals, but it’s far from boring. Jarring rocks, high roots, rutted turns, and whatever else lurks beneath the trough ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Pittsfield, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Highlights: Can we say pastoral? Enjoy fast, curvy dirt road descents? Tread: 7.2 miles on dirt road; 3.2 miles on doubletrack; 0.8 mile on singletrack; and a touch on paved road. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Lenox, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: Highlights: Lounging at a swimming hole positioned midway through this rural ride. Tread: 14.9 miles on dirt road; 6.3 miles on paved road; 0.5 mile on doubletrack. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Worthington, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.7
... Preview: Highlights: Maxing out your senses as you hammer up Silverbrook Road, lungs working, legs dripping, eyes wandering through the uninterrupted forest, and breathing in the smell of trees and earth. Tre ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Sandisfield, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.8
... Preview: Highlights: A little doubletrack, a little dirt road, a few itty-bitty uphills, a few itty-bitty downhills, ledge here, loose rubble there, and still time to read a chapter of a novel at Bog Pond and ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Savoy, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.6