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Jiminy Peak

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

DH, mixed open rocky fireroads, tight technical singletrack in the woods, lots of hidden, tight trails in the woods. Trail maps don't do all that much; most of the good trails were independently cut by local riders. A good, lift-serviced mountain with no crowds and nice views.
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Latitude
42.54751604081074
Longitude
-73.28756332397461
Trail Directions
From Albany: Rte. 43 east to Brodie Mtn. Road, 1 mile on right. From NYC: Taconic Pkwy north to 295 east, to 20 north, to 22 north, to 43 east, follow above.
Trail Length
many miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hancock
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Review Date
July 11, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Hyde ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This place was a major let down. The trails are very poorly marked which made for some very confusing runs down fire roads looking for trails marked on the map. In some places the trails are not ride able, due to an extreme grade combined with hairpin turns on loose, wet, topsoil. While there were a couple of trials that were fun to go down, I wouldn't recommend this place for anyone over an hour away. Also, there are no real North Shore style stunts or dirt jumps here.

Recommended Route:
Unrecommended Route: If you try to find trail No. 7, trust the signs on the trails, over the map. At one point I thought we had found the entrance to Trail 7 but it was leading into the "closed" area. It turns out this trail was off the backside of the mountain and full of quads and motocross bikes. When we got to the bottom we had a 2 mile ride on the road back to Jiminy Peak, on DH bikes, when a trails says closed, don't try it... it's closed.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Diablo



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Review Date
June 19, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bandwagon914 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I was hesistant to ride here since I couldn't find much info about it but it proved to be a great place to ride. Unfortunateley the main lift wasn't running so our trail access was limited to a small part of the mountain. Before heading here again I would defintiely check to make sure the "Berkshire Express" is running. The trails were tight and twisty but flowy with a few drops to keep everyone happy. Everyone in our group had a great time riding at Jiminy and is anxious to return later this summer. It's nice to have another option for DH in the area.

Recommended Route:
They're all fun!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Plattekill (of course) and Mtn Creek.



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Review Date
June 20, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: zderekv ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
went here the other day and the high speed lift was broken so we had to use a lift that was about 50 years old. it was painfully slow and only went about 1/2 way up the mountain. right away we were a little worried, having driven almost 3 hours to get there. but let me say that the few trails that we were able to ride the lift to were awesome. fairly technical with some slippery off-camber sections and several drops ranging from 3 - 5 feet that just flow with the trails. this is not a place for beginners and it's not a place for those who do not know how to brake and steer in steep situations. i heard a few guys talking near the end of the day that they were going to trek to the top because some of the locals cut some new trails. by this time we were pretty much spent so we decided to wait until next week when the high speed lift is open. they told us that the real good stuff was near the top so i know we'll be back. this place is only $20 and they're open from 11am - dusk. there was no real wait at the lifts, maybe 1 or 2 chairs, and it can only get better when the high speed lift opens. all in all a great mountain, very friendly staff and a great value. stuck half way between plattekill and mount snow, this place is definately a hiden treasure. this place reminds me of what it was that attracted me to this sport.



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Review Date
August 25, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Patrick ,  Weekend Warrior , from Holmdel, NJ

Summary:
Steep down hill terain, with rocky and mudy trails. Some in woods singletrack, but lots of mud and slimy roots. Not recomended for beginers, intermediate- expert riding.

Recommended Route:
None



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Review Date
August 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: "HL" , from Berkshire County

Summary:
About that Locally cut stuff...let me tell you, it's some of the best riding in the east! The only thing is, they are very protective of their trails (but very friendly). They don't let too many in the loop. One good way to experience a portiion of this stuff is to go to the Pedros MTB festival. Many of the ride leaders are the same guys/gals that cut these trails and if they have a good group, may show some of the "private stock". If in the area, ask about the Silver Street, Powder Mtn, and the PSF trails. Oh yeh.. about the trails... a lot of well managed, tight, cut back long cruising, singletrak. Also, the occasional hairy ass bridge. I recommend an nice light X/C bike for the climb, (it can be tough in spots), but a nice freerider for the long fun descents. So you choose. I'll see you at the Forge for a Beer or 10 at the end of the ride!

Recommended Route:
Any of them!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
October MTN...more singletrak, bridges!



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