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Rattlesnake Hill/Delaney

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Found this area while traveling down a dead-end street. The trails are natural with not much evidence of heavy foot/bike traffic on the western side. I would classify it as Beg/Int riding with a limited number of technical areas. Pretty flat overall. The western side has a mixture of singletrack and grassy double track. All of the trails are in the woods. The trail system is probably around 7-9 miles total. One cool thing about this system is that its a nice alternative to Callahan state park. If you get turned off by population and excessive dog dirt, Rattlesnake hill is a good destination. If 9 miles is not enough for you, travel 1/2 mile down the road to Delaney Rec area. Delaney offers really cool rollercoaster type single track. Be cautious on the trails around the pond as they tend to attract hikers, horses and dog owners. Having lived near Bolton for 8 years, I never knew these two places existed until recently. They are definitely hidden gems if you live locally.
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Latitude
42.438534011069514
Longitude
-71.56734466552734
Trail Directions
Rattlesnake Hill access: There is a small parking lot on Rt 117 about 1/2 mile east of Rt 495. You can also access the trail system from suger rd. Burnam rd has a nice access point, but its not recommended to park there as the street is narrow and there is no shoulder. Delaney: Take Rt 117 East off Rt 495. Take left onto Delaney St. Then take left onto Harvard Rd. Parking area will be on your left right in front of the pond.
Trail Length
15+ Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Bolton
Country
USA
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 2, 2007

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: tjanson ,  Racer

Summary:
Rattlesnake Hill is not so great. Too overgrown, too smooth and boring. The old quarry is neat though.

Delaney is so-so. It has little pockets of technical fun but overall it is too far and few between. Too much smooth hammering. Flat.

Recommended Route:
Delaney: If you start at the parking lot, head out on the cause way. Turn left on the right of the stream for a little fun singletrack. go right up the loose hill, head leaft on the plateau and head into the woods at the southwest corner.

Once you get back to the "middle" if you follow the edge of the resevoir thing, you'll find yourself at a little gravel pit with a really fun crazy loose 40 ft 2 second descent. If you keep following the coast it is semi technical. Once you get o the road, you can explore on the other side (there is a small dirt parking lot). Some fun trails to be found there for sure, but often the fun will end with the trail getting swallowed with swamp.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Vaughn Hill / Bower's Spring in Bolton, Stow Town Forest / Garnder Hill in Stow.



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Review Date
September 23, 2005

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fvh420 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I checked out Rattlesnake hill last summer and found the same things the first reviewer found. It was almost as if these trails were forgotten. They were not overgrown or anything, they just had no signs of anyone using them. It did look like someone had recently cut some trails behind the horse farm. There was very little technical terrain. I have not been back since.

I just checked out Delany the other day. I only had an hour or so to ride. I found some nice fast roller coaster type stuff with some rooty terrain. There seemed to be more areas in Delany to explore but I did not have time. Does anyone know if this area is worth exploring?

Recommended Route:
No clue

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I usually ride Lynn, Fells, Nam. I live is Stow and have been trying to find some more local riding.



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