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Mittineague Park

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

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Fairly easy trails in relatively small area of woods that occasionally lapse into civilization and back to woods. There is a constant hill on one side that you can fly down and climb back up in several areas. At the bottom of the hill is an active train track, with a level trail that goes parallel right next to it. More trails that run parallel at the top of the hill intertwine, mostly level, so you may choose level riding and then go up and down the steep but short hill between the lower trail and the higher trails.

If you take some of the trails back the direction you started, but left of where you entered (towards right when you're heading BACK to the starting point) you'll eventually shoot across an open field (with a grassy trail) to another wooded area, where there are some more hilly trails. This will also take you to the 2nd entrance point mentioned in the directions. This probably sounds complicated but it's not, I've just ridden here alot. Discovery will yield some neat little trails all over the place.
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Latitude
42.10217082537504
Longitude
-72.6529312133789
Trail Directions
This trail is right off rte 20 on the way between Westfield and W. Spfld. Coming from W. Spfld you take a left at a stop light into the park (you'll see a big sign). Pull in the narrow paved road and you can either: take your next right and follow the road up and around until you find a large parking lot next to a soccer field (trail starts at little gate into woods opposite side of field), OR you can ignore take the right, go straight and park at the hairpin bend. There's another gate there where you can get on the trails also.
Trail Length
variable
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
West Springfield
Zip/Postal Code
01089
Country
USA
Web Address
   


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Review Date
July 1, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mashed buddha ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This is a trail I ride on a regular basis out of convenience. It's close to where I live, and I can go there and get my exercise and have some fun while doing it. Experienced riders may be unimpressed, but if you're local you may want to go for a nice afternoon ride.

The trails and their style are pretty much outlined in the description above. There is alot of mostly level riding with some dips but if you want to catch some speed in a hurry drop down one of the many trails on the afforementioned hill. The trails vary in steepness and watch out for leaves that render your brakes useless. The clear trails are obvious before you take the plunge. Climbing back up a hill trail gives an intense workout. The hill trails are quite steep but fairly short. Like mentioned at the bottom there is a train track, and you'll most definitely see a couple trains go by while you're there riding. Riding along the parallel trail at the bottom racing a train is rather exhilarating.

Further exploration and you'll find other twisty, hilly trails that aren't incredibly demanding, as well a grassy trail that goes along high tension wires.

All in all, a good workout, and many trails compacted into an area smaller than your usual hiking/mountain biking areas.

Recommended Route:
Read the description.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For the same basic level stuff, try Stanley Park in Westfield.



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