Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>Massachusetts >>

Lat: Lng:

Cat Rock Park

Average Rating:    (2.82 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Real mild mostly, good beginning terrain. Watch out for broken beer bottles! :) The "Cat Rock" is a former ski hill, with a trail straight up (great workout, real Chain buster), and a meandering trail down
discuss this trail in the Massachusetts forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
42.389233630174345
Longitude
-71.28101348876953
Trail Directions
Go outbound on 117 from waltham, and take a right onto lexington avenue. The turn is signposted for "The Cambridge School of Weston" (blue with a gryphon on it) Continue down the road a ways. The school will be on your right. On your left will be a metal swing gate followed by a gradual drop off. This is the park entrance. The park is open dawn to dusk.
Trail Length
a couple miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Weston
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 5 (11 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
November 29, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: benInMA ,  Racer

Summary:
As usual the truth is somewhere in the middle..

I live about 2 miles from these trails. I used to work in the Verizon offices that border the trails.

To summarize, these trails are good enough that I will often ride them just because I can ride to the trailhead rather than packing up in the car.

The old ski slope is steep enough and long enough (It is at least 200ft elevation change) that only a very fit rider with a perfectly set up bike is going to be able to climb it, and even then only by snaking up the hill. The direct route that has been worn in by hikers is strictly experts only stuff. The descent is a piece of cake but the climb is very difficult.

There are also several rocky areas that are quite dangerous hidden away in the woods, that should be a challenge to many. (I don't bother trying to ride them as I am more of an XC guy)

On the negative, the trails through the fields are very poorly laid out, so they get muddy and flooded very easily. In the summer the fields are not mowed, and they get overgrown and extremely buggy. Watch out if you're allergic to bee stings as there are tons of them.

There are also a lot of "Pro" dog walkers who can be extremely annoying. You'll often see someone with 10 dogs that are totally out of control, and they'll go ballistic if you ask them to try and keep the dogs under control.

The trails are not NEMBA quality, there are annoyances, etc.. but the bottom line is you can get a decent workout and there are some tough spots. It is also a quick ride over to prospect park across 128 for some additional trails & climbing. Again nothing special but between these two places and some of the roads in the area, you can get a pretty good climbing workout.

Recommended Route:
Just ride everything, there isn't that much. Then ride some of the neighborhoods over on 117 for some climbing, then go towards waltham on Rt. 117, turn left onto Bear Hill Rd, hit the hills there, and then go right onto wyman? road and head over to Prospect hill for some more nice climbing.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
December 20, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Visitors rate this review
1.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: "E" Nasty , from Wayland

Summary:
I am sorry this trail sux and you want to know why the reason is because it is in Weston sorry it is the truth.

Recommended Route:
Just go there

Other recommended trails in the same area:
NoNe



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
May 25, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: TT Boy , from Holywood CA USA

Summary:
This was my first time on this trail and didn't have a whole heck of alot of fun. The climb to the top of the ski slope is a burner and once you get to the top you can find a fun tight, rocky down hill section and thats about where the fun ends. I didn't get much of a chance to ride around the pond but that area looked kinda nice. The trails by the cambridge school entrance suck. The single track seems to go nowhere but peoples backyards and marshy unpassable areas and is a waste of space. Overall unless you live in the town next door and don't feel like driving anywhere I might go but otherwise don't waste your time.

Recommended Route:
Go down 117 to a small dead end road named Drabbington way. Follow the road all the way to the end you will see a baseball field. The trail is behind the field and the parking is right by the field. This is alot easier thehn parking by the school as suggested at the top.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I tried Naked Man a while ago and thought it was alot more fun then this and not too far away from this trail.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
October 14, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

Rate this review?

Reviewed by:  , from Weston Mass USA

Summary:
other than the very steep hill there is not much there I would say it's great for bginers very flat not to technichal would be fun if your looking for a good trial to bomd it's a wide trail a lot of people on it on weekends, but to let you know it's easy to get lost

Recommended Route:
go down 117 to a small dead end road named Drabbington way fallow the road all the way to the end you will see a baseball field the trial will be on your left there will be a black gate just go around and up a little hill then at the cleering up to your left then your at the big hill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
most of the trails in Weston a very good trail maps of Weston can be purches next to the Town hall ( not all trials in Weston a legal)



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
August 4, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Jason , from Weston

Summary:
It is pretty good for beginers and intermidiate riders. I just came back from whistler and it is nothing like that, but it's close and fun.

Recommended Route:
start at the baseball diamond. Take a left when you see the trail. Go up the big hill, so your almost at the top of cat rock. You will see a trail on your right that you should take. Once you get on this trail it will take you to a gravel road, when you get to the road take an imediate right onto a small trail. This trail is pretty good downhill with a lot of rocks and roots that you have to work around. Stay on this trail and it will take you all the way around the lake, and eventually back to the baseball diamond.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ummmm



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 5 (11 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5