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Great Hill

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

All trails can be described as singletrack. The trails are quite technical due to an incredibly huge amount of rocks and roots. Just hard enough to be technically challenging, with just enough momentum to keep the heart rate up. Two streams are crossed by means of rock bridges and I would say about six good downhills/uphills. Ride the loop and other trails in different directions for a differnent kind of experience. It is definetly a hidden gem.
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Latitude
42.46753847696729
Longitude
-71.45078659057617
Trail Directions
The best trailhead is off of rt. 20 directly across from the Mobil Station after the Discovery Museum entrance. On the Right if heading towards rt. 111.
Trail Length
Main trail: 2.0 miles, add. trails: 2.0 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Acton
Web Address
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 3, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: LB1 ,  Racer

Summary:
I ride this trail all the time. It is very rocky, but 90% of it can be ridden by a good intermediate rider, but its definitely not for beginners. The yellow trail is a large 2 mile oval and is very well marked. 80% of it is very rocky with a couple of short sections that are quite difficult. Several of the rock sections are thick with football size rocks that are not too difficult to ride over and around, but are relentless. It also has a very steep hill. There are 4 stream crossing all of which can be ridden, but 2 require advanced skills. The trails that cut across the yellow trail oval are also worthwhile, and are just as rocky with a significant hill. I've ridden in a lot of mountain bike races and this course would be considered very difficult.

Recommended Route:
yellow trail and the red trails that cut across the yellow trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nagog pond



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Review Date
August 5, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bstguitarist ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If your a beginner and want to experiewnce what "advanced means on the trails do this one. With all the rocks roots and constant hills we had to walk a lot of it. We really only knew of this place because we hiked it before but never biked it ustill now. Well it was an interesting day (8-5-04). So if you don't feel like falling down or walking most of the time then if your a beginner don't come here it is ment for pretty advanced riders. Although it looks funif I were advanced it is a nightmare for beginners.

Recommended Route:
Main trail, long and rocky

Other recommended trails in the same area:
go up the red trail off of the yellow main trial that brings you to the summit.



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Review Date
November 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: petinski ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Look I live in this area and its just fine. Lots of trails with a lot of variation with some easy flat ones around the base of the hill and some hard ones going up and down the slopes. While it is littered with rocks, good suspension and a good bike can get you up and adrenaline and a gravity can get u down the slopes fast enough to get a major rush. If you're going down the slopes just be sure that you're quik on your feet so that you don't land up becomeing a permanant tree hugger. Great all around place with some rocks and other debris that can be frustrating. But without a challenge, where else would the thrill be?

Recommended Route:
Some nice trails all around, a good entrance is behind the fire station on school street, behind the sports fields.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Some nice places in Stow



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Review Date
June 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Kaparzo , from Suds

Summary:
IT DE SHIT

Recommended Route:
Yo dat fool dont know shit. he must suck too b/c while it is rocky, it aint real tough and none are too big to ride over. this fool must really blow. check dis place out!!!!!!!!!!!



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Review Date
June 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: KillerK , from Acton

Summary:
Great hill is littered with rocks. Most too big to ride over. Instead stay on Route 27 (not 20) north until you cross route 2. Just after the bridge, hang a left down into the woods. There is a right of way for a natural gas pipeline that runs parallel to Rte 2. Keep going about 2 miles and you will see a gate. This will lead you into the Acton town forest. Very good riding. Not a lot of rocks or stumps, but very tight singletrack with steep ups and downs.

Recommended Route:
Don't waste your time.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sargent Farm



Comments
Intense5point5 (09/24/2007)
I don't know how this got 1 out of 5. I do a lot of downhilling with my Giant DH Comp. I went there with a friend and his Kona Stinky. We ripped these trails all day. The uphills simply can't be ridden up on a DH bike, but those "hiking only" rock trails are golden for DH'ing. These rocks will grind your wrist to the bone, I love it! NOT FOR XC.
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