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Greely Loop

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

10 mile loop of single track, climbs, technical sections and a few road crossings. Start a short climb going west out of the dead end parking area. Take your first left for some fast singletrack downhill. Follow the single track trail for 4-5 miles. Then follow the trail via snowmobile signs. Eventually you cross back over Greely Extension. Go left back the road to get back to your car. Otherwise, cross the road, off to your left you will see the trail continue. Pick it up again and follow the snowmobile signs. Eventually you will come to powerlines. Go left, follow the the powerlines for a few miles. Eventually you will get to a long uphill. At the top go left, and you will loop back to where you parked. Eventually you will find your car again (or at least Greely Ext.). Good luck!
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Latitude
43.82040886498101
Longitude
-70.27190208435059
Trail Directions
Drive north on Route 9 from Falmouth to Cumberland Center. Continue North on 9 for a mile or two until you get to Greely Road (going east) and Greely Extension (going west). Turn left onto Greely Extension. Go all the way to the end of the road. There is a parking area at the end of the road. The trail takes off going west from the dead end.
Trail Length
about 10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Cumberland
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
January 1, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: treilley ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Loop 1: Short easy descent and climb:
Go up hill from parking area at west end of Greely rd. ext. Make first left for fast descent. Ignore trail on left in small clearing(you will return this way). Continue straight as trails straightens behind some houses. At field, go left and continue on singletrack back to clearing and turn right to return to car.

Loop2: Longer mix of ST, DT and technical:
Go up hill from parking and stay right up short technical climb. At top go right along old scrubby field onto singletrack. Eventually you reach a large opening onto a dirt road. Before you go out onto dirt road, the ST trail continues to the right. Follow over stone wall crossing and long descent to power lines. Continued below...

Recommended Route:
...Go left up hill at powerlines. Make first left back onto dirt road. Shortly you will see a small trail on right with large boulders. Take this trail up to tower access road and turn left on road. Trail continues at left rear corner of fence. Technical descent down to some ponds. Continue on trail up ramp and look for trail on left before large tree across trail. Go up this trail for a steep climb back to dirt road. Turn left on the dirt road and ride to large opening and go right on original ST back to tecnical descent to car.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bradbury mtn.
Rocky Hill



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Review Date
September 1, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: switz ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
at the end of greely rd, park in a 'turn-around' just below the driveway to a house. the trail is clearly visible, starting with a steep climb. dirt, mud, grass and lots of small rocks here. once you reach the top take a right and find the small single track path in the grass leading into the woods. after a series of ups, downs and hard turns you arrive at a small opening with a vehicle-worn path. stay right and follow that path back into the woods. its mostly downhill with some large puddles ( there are already ways to get around them without de-biking) and lots of dirt and mud. this brings you to the 'powerline' section of the trail. once you hit the power lines take the first right downhill. time to haul ass. watch the drops and large rocks. re-enter the woods and watch for fallen trees and such. eventually you will see a large pond/lake type deal and on most days will have to get off your bike and walk around the overflow-puddles. the path continues alongside the pond/lake. at one point you pass a small wooden bridge that leads to someone's house and you can lose the path after that, but just keep heading in the same general direction ...:::... CONTINUED BELOW ...:::...

Recommended Route:
and you will end up at a gravel road. follow the road left and you're back at greely rd. take a right and up the hill is the spot you parked.


I really enjoy this trail and usually ride it twice or three times before going home. riding hard you can complete it in about 20 minutes. sounds short but it has a lot to offer. anyone can enjoy this ride regardless of biking expertise. great little loop. watch for ticks and minor injuries.



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