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Bears Den Conservation Area

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

All of the trails through this heavily wooded area are old dirt roads. They are wide with lots of loose rocks. There is some very long steep climbs as wells some long downhills. This is a huge area and is very easy to get lost so be careful. The mountain biking through here can be tough because of the loose terrain but it is a good workout and the scenery is just awesome.
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Latitude
42.603073023157854
Longitude
-72.19300746917725
Trail Length
10
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Athol
State/Territory/Province
MA
Country
US
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Review Date
August 19, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: gelinasbrian ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I also grew up in this town and recently went for a ride in Bearsden (1,000 acre woods). Definitely some tough climbs and some of the descents are very fast w/ loose rocks. I stuck to the fire roads as the trails are not clearly marked. The signs are few far between and none of which point you back to the parking lot. Easy to get lost up there so bring a cell phone you get great service as the cell towers are on the top of the hill. Nice views and lots of wildlife so go check it out.



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Review Date
January 31, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: guaranteedkill ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I grew up in this town and the Bears Den area is primarily known as a hiking area. But there are a ton of trails out there so I decided to take my mountain bike out there the last time I went home to visit. It was tough but definitely a lot of fun. I only rode the old dirt roads as those were challenging enough for me but I know there is also a ton of single track hiking trails which would be very challenging. This whole area is right in the middle of a couple of small mountains so the terrain is very steep and loose at points. It is also very secluded and out in the middle of nowhere so be careful and make sure to bring plenty of supplies.

Recommended Route:
Just follow Bears Den road up the mountain until you come to the dirt parking lot at the end of the road out in the woods.



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gelinasbrian (08/19/2009)
I also grew up in this town and recently went for a ride in Bearsden (1,000 acre woods). Definitely some tough climbs and some of the descents are very fast w/ loose rocks. I stuck to the fire roads as the trails are not clearly marked. The signs are few far between and none of which point you back to the parking lot. Easy to get lost up there so bring a cell phone you get great service as the cell towers are on the top of the hill. Nice views and lots of wildlife so go check it out.
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