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Otis

Average Rating:    (4.66 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 29

Hard packed grey clay/dirt. It has several small rolling hills that will creap up on you, so look up. Ther is also a few climbes you can bet your friends lunch that on one will climb. Not too much in the way of technical terrain (rocks, roots) There is this mean switch back 2X with a tough off chamber, a mother nature half pipe, 8 foot tall boulders to weave around, Mt Otis to climb, Hare and Hound section where you can scream @ 25mph through banked turns, and a cool pizza joint to eat after.
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Latitude
41.643927
Longitude
-70.600805
Trail Directions
Cross Bourne Bridge (495/25 runs you right onto the bridge) and proceed south on Rt. 28 Pass through two rotaries, continuing toward Falmouth. Exit at Rt 151. Head East. Primary access is just after ramp on left (North) side of Rt 151. There are other nearby pull-offs that can be used. Access can be had through Crane Wildlife Management Area (MA DFG) There is lot parking signage. People are real nice up there, hunters, birders etc. please be nice & polite no matter. Caution!!! Do not park anywhere near the Otis Rotary unless you want to be confronted by Military Officials and/or the State Police. Parking here puts Otis riding in jeopardy.
Trail Length
10-35 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Falmouth
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Review Date
April 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: david lapointe ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
what a great escape from quebec in march,
very nice single tracks, we did about 25 km of just roling nice single track with some litle up and down,nothing too difficult but if you
crank it up, good work out .!!!!














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Recommended Route:
park at the jonction of rt 28 and 151, small parkinl lot, nice to take a good beer after your ride,

just follow the side of the higway till the rotary and then 100 yard on the street and go back in the woods and take all the s g track you want in zig zag, no name or nothing but easy to go back , have fun!!!!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
i try bordeland state park, nice ,especialy the nemba trail and ridge
trail ,you have to get a map...,
and we try lynn wood ,just ok for me...



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Review Date
April 9, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ramshackle ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I make a trip to Otis regularly during the winter months when we are snowed in north of Boston. But this spot is more than a ride of convenience. It has some really unique character. Whether you want to do some rockcrawling or fast slot-car singletrack or some good hills, you will be happy. Drains amazingly fast after a rain.

Note: there have been problems with parking near the Otis rotary. Best access/parking is off Rt.151.

Recommended Route:
Enter at dirt mound on N side of 151 just east of Rt. 28. Trend right, cross powerline. Rock gardens to the right. Or follow trail left next to the powerline to trail heading N along 28. If you get to Otis rotary, go east a 100 yds. on cemetery rd., right back into woods, immediate right again to head back into some nice singletrack. Bigger hills in the middle of the ride area. Not a bad trail in the place really, just follow your nose.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trail of Tears



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Review Date
August 13, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: gregg77 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome trail system! Rode here for the first time and this place is big with tons of trails. Printed the map from bikerag and it helped SOMEWHAT but there are way more trails then on the map and the trails are NOT marked. Kind of hard to really lose your way though. You are always either between the AFB, RT 28 and 151. Might be headed back this weekend. TO THE GUY BELOW ME!!! Did you find a digital camera in the parking area of 151?? That was the worst part of my whole week. I think I saw you out riding. A dog was chasing whoever I saw. Just figured I'd ask.

Recommended Route:
Trail along Rt 28......and the rest of the place!!!



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Review Date
August 10, 2006

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: sbabcock ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I would equate riding Otis to riding an old wooden roller coaster. Lots of ups and downs, banked corners and wicked descents. I have lived on OTIS ANGB for nearly a year now and I am still finding different trails. The Bikerag map will give you a good view of the topography but not all the trails. I am out riding and maintaining the trails on a regular basis and rarely see other riders. These are great trails and I would like to see more riders. I’ll be the one on the blue homegrown with the black and chocolate labs.

Carry out what you carry in (trash)
GET OUT AND GET LOST

Recommended Route:
Parking: off the OTIS / National Cemetery Rotary; just east of 28 on 151; several other parking areas along 151.


I generally ride the northern portion, but enjoy it all. I would suggest parking at the fish and game area (off the Nat. Cemetery rotary) and heading south parallel to the power lines, then explore

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trial of tears and there is lots of good roadie riding in the area.



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Review Date
April 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: icecreamjay ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I think this is by far the funnest place to mountain bike in all se mass. I ride here at least once a month, and in the summer at least once a week. It's a great place to ride after heavy rains because the soil drains quickly. Very fast, smooth, hardpacked singletack with little blasts of technical sections. There is a neat map with trail names on bikerag.com. There are even a few stunts mostly in the southern part of the trail network( check out graveyard and heavens gate if you can find it) As far as I know it is Ok to bike here, but park off of route 151, as there are no trespassing signs near the rotary.
This is a great place for xc riders to get a good aerobic workout, lots of pedalling at high speed, not too many technical sections. There are a lot of rocks on the sides of trails that can be ridden, and graveyard is surprisingly technical. There are even actually a couple of 6-7 foot hucks off of rocks if you're into that sort of thing. I'd also like to thank those who have done some amazing trail work out here over the past few years (I remember when there was no graveyard) Go to True Wheel cycles on RT 28 in Pocasset for info on riding here and group rides.

Recommended Route:
Barking dogs to the halfpipe, out to Graveyard then double back (Graveyard is fun in both directions) to Rip your shorts off. I take this out to Deer Horn Hill, Then I take the singletrack to the east down the hill. This is my favorite downhill of all the trails I ride. follow it to either Swoopy to Hound and Hare or go south to Fort apache/ Lost Trail. At the top of Lost Trail there is a little platform with a million dollar view of the bay(well at least $650,000) There are great downhills in all directions from here. Oh yeah, whoever said there are a few small hills must be from the mountains. I'd say a hundred small hills and a few big ones, but that's relative. Rest assured, there might not be any big vert, but the trails are rarely flat(check out a topo) Lots of fun lines at this place and you can't go wrong or get too lost. Just go ride around and you'll have a blast. If you get lost just head for the highway.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trail of tears I guess, though I've never ridden it, it takes me 45 minutes to get here so I don't go any further, there is plenty here to entertain me.



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