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Goat Hill Trail

Average Rating:    (3.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

the trail varies in difficultly it has some nice single and double track and some nice climbs and decsents
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Latitude
42.09815872507527
Longitude
-71.62416458129883
Trail Directions
see local shops for directions
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Uxbridge
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
January 14, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: eureka! ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Been a while since anyone's updated the info on this system. A few years back, there was a newer trail created for the greenway challenge. There are a few offshoots from this, and you can mix together 3 different systems for a full day of varied riding.

Recommended Route:
start off in Whitinsville at Plummers Landing, ride the ribbon candy set and ride out along the canal back towards Wolf Hill Lock. Cross the lock and ride left towards the base of Goat Hill. Just before the field, turn right up the hill, this is a challenging climb but so worth it. You can ride about halfway up and turn left for a slightly less steep climb. At the firepit, you can either follow the fire roads up to the greenway trailhead, or better yet, turn right onto the newer Team Bums trail. This also leads back to the greenway, and adds a bit of fun to it all. Once on the greenway trail, you can either ride it the end or take the nasty downhill back towards the lock ( pick a line and hold on tight). At the bottom of either, turn left and ride into the Whitinsville sewer beds. Ride out towards 122 and cross over into the "Badlands" section aka the Whitinsville Trails. There is an almost endless selection of trails with plenty of granite fun in here. One of my favorites is a right hand offshoot off of the main fire path. it starts out with a couple double rollers/ drops, runs up the back of a fun boulder roll to drop, bridge over to a 4 footer and back out to 122. Enjoy!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ribbon Candy, Badlands, DSF, Nam



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Review Date
March 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Hurricane , from uxbridge.ma

Summary:
I have ridden many other trails.But there not as good as this.This trail system has everything.I ride here on sunday's every week.If you know where to go,there are better than 20 miles of awesome riding!

Recommended Route:
Most of the trails mentioned above are great!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nam was..



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Review Date
August 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Arkon Bey , from Williston, VT

Summary:
I have included a seperate section because it is part of the loop I have ridden on and off since 1990 I make it a point to ride it whenever I visit my parents (he biggest stint of riding was summer 1996 when I rode it every other day for 3 months). It is always enjoyable. The Northbridge section is rough; I might call it freeride singletrack. There are lots (lots) of rocks, virtually a slalom course to find a line at speed if you are on a hardtail. A couple of little 2' drops and lots of wonderful kicker rocks for little bits of air add some smiles. I would not consider this a beginner trail. (note: some dirt bikers in area, so listen up and avoid area during deer season!). As for the Goat Hill section, this trail is fun! It is fast and, while not super technical, is no bike path; it gets harder and more fun the faster you go. I think that is the beauty of this trail, beginers can learn how to pick a good line without intimidation and vetrans can sprint and hop to their heart's content without becoming too bored. (note: There are occasionally walkers on the trail on nice weekends, so be careful around the curves) distance from top of Hill St. to Tri-River is a little over 7 miles. Hope to see you out there! (Always looking for short notice riding partners, so feel free to email me) (I often continue up Hartford ave to that little park on the left, the trails back there lead to Lookout Rock. I don't know the name of the park, so since I can't give good directins, it isn't part of the review)

Recommended Route:
Super-secret, personal Northbridge/Uxbridge run: I start at the top of Hill St. and scream down to Church St. Just to the East of the Buma Funeral Home is a little hidden access road to an old substation. Follow the trail nearby. It twists and turns along the powerlines then goes into the woods dropping down to Providence Rd. just across from the Sewage plant. There is a little trail right across the road, follow it and then go through the sewage plant main gate (I asked permission, and they were quite friendly). Go left past main buildings, take right, take next available left (signs for brush disposal). Follow dirt road, go right when road turns. follow road until it turns left, the trail will be at the apex of the turn. Follow trail.Take right at first 'Y' on trail. exit at Tri-River Med Center. repeat as necessary.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
personally, I enjoy the offshoots of the Goat Hill Trail, and there are a few 'hidden' trails that connect to the main. As far as the Northbridge section, I avoid the offshoots, they are used mainly by dirtbikers and high shcool partiers.



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Review Date
November 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: andy , from uxbridge

Summary:
stay on the main trail(all the little offshoots suck!!)

Recommended Route:
start across the street from the tri river health center and go left up the long steady climb then downhill and streight out to the other side

Other recommended trails in the same area:
now try riding NAM bro!!!



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Review Date
September 12, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: evs , from milford,ma,usa

Summary:
Both sides of the river are mostly flat but very rooty,
with 4 bridges to cross on the Goat Hill side.A nice ride by the river and old canal locks.They used to bring up goods from Providence through this area and on to worcester.Goat Hill is about a 300 foot climb with the aewsone reward of a down hill run.Watch out for the
rock jump.:-) Nice area,not very technical but a nice place to get away from it all with some nice views.

Recommended Route:
I start at the Wesat Hill Dam and do that 5 mile loop
then connect it to Lookout Rock and down to the Blackstone River and on to the other side were Goat Hill is.This is a 10 mile loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
West Hill Dam,Upton State forest,Vietnam



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