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Lynn Woods

Average Rating:    (4.77 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 92

There are great trails and fire roads to both the right and left of Walden Pond. Great technical trails to right. Mixed bag on left with both fire roads and single track. Lots to explore.
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Latitude
42.492131080374406
Longitude
-70.9754991531372
Trail Directions
Take Rte 128/95 North to Lynn exit for Rte. 129. Look for signs for Lynn Woods on right. Take right onto Great Woods Road. There is a parking lot at the trail heads
Trail Length
many miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Lynn
   


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Review Date
December 10, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: mjiman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Road Lynn last weekend with some locals. I havent ridden here in 8 years. The trails have been significantly expanded since I was last here. This is the best riding I have seen on the east coast if you want technical all mountain riding. The trails have losts of rock features with ups, rollls, drops and climbs-all ridable for those with skills. five huge stars; I'll be back more often!

Recommended Route:
I did not know what trails we were on but they were awesome



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Review Date
November 28, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: dirt_merchant ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This was an AMAZING network of trails. I dare compare this to Moab. I will refer to these trails as the Moab of the East. I was so shocked and impressed with these trails, which were all up, around, over, under, through huge rocks! There were huge drops, gaps, wall rides, you name it!!! Awesome views of the Boston skyline too. My buddy Rob and I rode there and met some real cool locals and we all ripped it up. Too bad our Philadelphia Eagles just barely lost to the Patriots that night or it would have been a 100% complete weekend.

Recommended Route:
No idea. We just rode until we found some riders with sweet bikes and followed them...



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Review Date
December 3, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dieselbikes ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Lynn Woods offers some of Massachusetts’ best technical riding. You have rock drops ranging from 3 feet to 20 feet, a few quick but excellent downhill sections and trail loop networks that give the ride an endless array of fun stuff.

Lynn Woods has two different riding styles dependent upon which side of the reservation you ride. If you enter the ball field parking lot (Great Woods Road Entrance) off of route 129, the left side (south side) has more XC type riding. The right side (north side) has more freeride style with major rock drops. You will know which side is right and left because a body of water called “Walden Pond” ends close to the parking lot giving you the choice of direction.

Major problem, the current trail map provided by the park, it only has 1/3 of the trail network related to the north side (technical side). This is because some trails are not shall we say “legal” and others that are legal are just not on the map. So if you go and don’t know you way around, hook up with someone or a group. People are wicked friendly.

Recommended Route:
I am not a big XC fan, so I will leave the south side of the reservation to someone else that can give better trail suggestion. As for the north side, the only thing I can tell you about the trails legally is the following: Take the fire road (Ox Pasture Road) until you get to “Overlook Trail”. Turn left and go about 0.5 mile in and you will begin to the fun stuff. Overlook Trail takes you to “Great Frog Boulder” and “Balanced Boulder” that has great technical stuff that will make your hair stand up. Other then that, there is Bow Ridge that is to the left side of Ox Pasture Road. You will have lots of fun, but the trail is cut short because of a housing development. Do not except to find any built stunts or structures. This is city/state land and thus ILLEGAL for them to exist. However there is plenty of natural stuff that can be very dangerous. So, if you go to Lynn Woods, make sure to ride within you ability. The only way to get most people out if they hurt themselves is to carry them out. That takes hours.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The rest are not labled!



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Review Date
January 8, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Teleho ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
"Don't bring the wife here!"

Huh??? Unless SHE kicks YOUR ass. It could happen, dude.

But I do agree it's not for beginners. It's one of my favorite places to ride, because I like technical stuff. But don't expect an aerobic workout unless you stay south of Walden Pond. Don't go when it's at all wet.

The one things that bums me out is that all the really hard trails that I used to ride 10-15 years ago on Bow Ridge are now totall blown out by people trying to get around rocky areas. The trails are still hard, but in a different way - lots of optional big drops. But no tight twisty stuff.

Why do people not know how to "ride it or walk it"?

Recommended Route:
North of the pond for more techincal stuff. South for a little easier and an aerobic workout. YOu can do a tour around the whole reservoir if you want, but it requires a short section along Rte 1.



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Review Date
June 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Tom , from Danvers,Ma

Summary:
Great place, but a lil rocky at some points. North of Walden pond for serious freeriders, south of it for the xc and comfort riders, if you are a beginniner stick to the fire roads, the single track on both sides is nuts. AWESOME.

Recommended Route:
Take the fire road up to the steel tower from the eastern entrance, then take the single track from the steel tower down to the stone tower. it's a nasty downhill singletrack, rocky at beginning, with a sick rock formed jump midway thru, goes thru one small stream, best to hop over, but you can ride thru without trouble. another nice singletrack is the first trail on your left from the eastern entrance, it passes the Gannon Municipal Golf Course, and rides along the shore of Breed's pond. The trail starts with a bunch of stairs, be careful on these. Pretty steep trail, gets you scared at some parts.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ravenswood, Beveryly



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