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Breakheart reservation

Average Rating:    (3.86 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

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Latitude
42.48336494177809
Longitude
-71.02798461914062
Trail Directions
Route one to the beginning of the fellsway in saugus and then it will be on your right just after the two stip malls.
Trail Length
paved 10 unpaved Gods knows
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Wakefield or Saugus
   


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Review Date
September 20, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: NE_fsrxc ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Tons of fun for a local park. Really a lot to discover. Lots of twisty, rocky single track and nice flat, wider sections. Great views of the 2 lakes as you ride. Paved paths are nice to take a breather on, but i only use them to get to the next trail. Occasional walker here and there. People seem pretty friendly and tolerant of mtb'ers too! Good cardio, good terrain. I'm fairly new to the area, so I'm thrilled. Only a 10 minute ride (by bicycle) from my house. So i get my warm-up in on the way.

Recommended Route:
I typically go out Water St. from Wakefield. Take a right on Farm St. and pass the Wakefield High. Take a left right after the school and go up by the vocational school. The entrance is right there at the end of the parking lot...can't miss it. I start out going right, taking the paved path a quarter mile or so to "Fern Path", a left off the paved path. Then explore my way around. You come to a fork with a small bridge on the left. Go over that if you want a little more of a tame ride. Go right into the single track if you're ready for some serious practice.



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Review Date
January 4, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: XCFred ,  Racer

Summary:
Amazing place - rocky downhils, climbs, scenic vistas, fast fireroads, slow, hihgly technical single track. Two beautiful lakes with single track going all around them.

The thing with this place is, you have to know where to go to find the good trails. It's best to go with someone who knows the place (not many know it well for mountain biking). There are some of the best and hardes downhills I know of in the greater Boston area in here, as well as some of the most technical, hilly, and challenging single track. There are enough trails in here to keep me occupied for three hours, and still wanting to come back every day.

The Boston area's best kept secret! Right off of Route 1 in between Saugus and Wakefield, and you feel like you're 100 miles north in the middle of New Hampshire! Beautiful, amazing place. Highily recommended!

Recommended Route:
Enter from Farm St./Main St. Wakefield/Saugus right under where the power lines cross the road, follow the trail under the power lines, up the hill to the right, from there, many different ways to go.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Greenwood Woods trails - across the street; they connect Breakheart to the Greenwood section of Wakefield, but you really have to know the area well to know how to connect the dots. email me if you want more info.

Lynn woods, of course.
Th Fells - okay, pales in comparison to Breakheart.



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Review Date
August 21, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dave , from Worcester

Summary:
I rode here while looking for Lynn Woods. The paved section are scenic and would be good for casual riding. There's a good bit of walkers, children & dogs so I wouldn't get too fast. There's a bunch of small trails scattered about. Nothing amazing nor organized.

Recommended Route:
Get on the pavement and keep an eye out for trails. Or park down by the Cedar Glen golf course & enter via MDC 26.



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Review Date
July 15, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Freddy , from Melrose, MA

Summary:
I actually ride here once a day. I love it because it's one mile up the road and the paved hills provide good cardio (screw the gym). There are trails and some are fairly technical, it's not permitted to ride but most don't care as long as you don't rip it up. Eagle rock provides an excellent view and is a good relaxing area. Sometimes there are some hunnies at the beach (1 or 2 every week, not much)

Recommended Route:
I stick to the pavement.



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Review Date
August 23, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Saugus Mass

Summary:
Breakheart Reservation is a 640-acre hardwood forest with jagged, rocky outcroppings, two fresh-water lakes, and a rambling section of the Saugus River. Seven rocky hills, over 200 feet high, provide vistas of Boston, southern New Hampshire and central Massachusetts. An extensive trail system through the woodlands guides visitors to various areas of the reservation. Fishing in Silver and Pearce Lakes, hiking the trails and birdwatching by the Saugus River are popular year-round activities. The supervised swimming area at Pearce Lake, one of the few fresh- water swimming spots north of Boston, draws crowds in the summer. In addition to its natural resources, the reservation has a rich cultural history.

Recommended Route:
Check out Castle Rock and Eagle Summit, they provide some really excellent views of the area

Other recommended trails in the same area:
MDC Blue Hills Reservation



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