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Swansea Junior High Trails

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Singletrack and Fire Roads on Town owned land. A few hills, some big rocks. Mostly smooth singletrack with a few technical sections.
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Latitude
41.75082413553287
Longitude
-71.19277954101562
Trail Length
5-7
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
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State/Territory/Province
MA
Country
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 28, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: matthew cory ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
this small network of trails has recently been 'redone' (this winter) by the locals... you can ride ALL the trails in here in a few hours; some really nice features such as teeter totters, bridges and rerouting of trails over puddingstone boulders. a good mix of tight singletrack, obstacles, and one central fireroad that's a speedy downhill exit from the whole area. a good map can be found at the LBS around the corner, or on their website. worth riding if your within 30 minutes driving time.

Recommended Route:
ride everything there as fast as possible!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
weetamo woods in tiverton - huge potential!



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Review Date
June 1, 2009

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: tgold4321 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Hidden right under your nose is a great area to ride your mountain bike. This area offers easy parking, great views of the water, easy to some very tricky trails especially if it rained the night before. A lot of small to medium sized rock gardens, some small water crossings, mud pits, and moss covered rocks, and some very slippery tree roots on crazy sloping horizontal trails. Fire roads and single tracks that lead to some open fields and the power wire easements. Be aware that the power wire easements are some people’s back yards, and some of them hate anyone that trespasses thru. This area also has some very big rocks to climb on bringing you up to the top of the tree line. The area is also shared by some fishermen and cross country runners, and some times some trigger happy paint ballers, so be aware.

Recommended Route:
I like to park in the middle school parking lot near the dam and ride towards the back where you will find a new soccer field for the school. Ride around the outer edge of the field to back left corner and then down the hill to the back dam. Here is a farm road heading west and take the first single track on the left that follows the back ponds edge. Very nice single track by an old burnt out car. How did the car get there? You pop out at a field; follow the farm road back to the woods edge. Pine Trees. Back on to the single track. You then have a lot of choices, left, right, straight. I go straight up to the first big rock and go to the left around to the top, and then back down. No matter where you go, you will have fun. Follow the trail down the back of the rock to the fire road. If you stay on this road it will bring you to the back of the old Town Hall. If you turn back, just after the old metal gate take a right on to some of the best single track in the area. See IceCreamJays description, it’s the best.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Massasoit State Park, Free Town State Forest, Myles Standish State Park.



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Review Date
July 13, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: icecreamjay ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a small trail network that revolves around a grouping of very large glacial rocks that form a kind of ridge. Probably around 6-7 miles of trails with some nice singletrack mixed in with fire roads. While not a trail network you would travel to, its a nice place for a quick after work or night ride if you live in the area. Plenty of public parking around, there is a playground/ballfields on Milford Road that is about a quarter mile from the trails with a nice bike path leading right to the trails, which start behind the Junior High. You can also park at the school nights and weekends. Trails are only about a mile from Bike Zone bike shop, which is on route 118 near the Swansea Mall. You can also take the bike path right from Bike Zone and add some welcome extra mileage onto the ride.

Recommended Route:
While none of the trails are marked, this area is pretty small and its almost impossible to get lost. The best bet is to ride from the Junior High along the pond until you get almost to the new Soccer field, then take a right and cross a small stream. Take another right then an immediate left onto the singletrack before you get to the cemetery. This is the main singletrack which is about 3 miles long. There are a few other small singletrack sections, but I usually ride that first loop, then do a trip around the fire roads up to Wildcat Rock, then out to the power lines and back, then ride the first loop backwards. This gets me up to around 7 or 8 miles. This is a good spot for about an hour of riding or so, after that you have to start repeating trails.



Comments
icecreamjay (07/25/2008)
Whoops, the name of our LBS is Bike Line, not Bike Zone.
icecreamjay (09/08/2009)
Well I now know that the shops real name is Bike Works. Sorry Bob.
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