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wells state park

Average Rating:    (3.22 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

short steep uphills. Technical sections throughout the trail. Some good technical downhills. Mostly rocky with an occasional relief of smooth single track. Ask other riders to direct you to the single track downhill or as the locals say the mass pike trail. This is about 3miles starting s long double track uphill whcich turns to a fast steep single track. You end up cliffside of walker pond with an excellent view if you dont' crash in while riding.
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Latitude
42.14736900654059
Longitude
-72.05958366394043
Trail Directions
mass pike west (from boston) to rt 20 west (exit 10) charlton GO approx 15mi take right at rt 49 third left and go straight in till you reach the parking lot.
Trail Length
7.5 miles if combine both trails
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
sturbridge
   


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Review Date
July 20, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ksaint99 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I live in St. Urbridge, so I can't bash Wells. It's fun, but very quick. I (an advanced novice) can do the main loop plus a couple of the side loops in under an hour.

Recommended Route:
Park in Lot. Go back out, take a left at the gate onto the fire road (water on right). Cross the powerlines. Look for a blue blaze on the right, 50m after crossing the lines. Follow blazes into park, it's a good warm up for some good (bad) climbs up carpenters rock.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Breakneck (Bigelow Hollow, Nipmuck)- Sturbridge/Holland/Thompson CT
Tantasqua (Behind Tantasqua Jr. High - Not marked)- Sturbridge
Brifield state forest - Brimfield
Hodges Brook - Oxford



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Review Date
May 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: sean , from southbridge

Summary:
To add on to the original ride take the fire road just before the entrance(on the left if you are exiting)continue( about a mile or so) past the trails on the left until you see a wide fire road like, but rocky trail on your right. you can follow this for a while. It is not extremely difficult, but does offer a couple of small rock gardens and has trails that branch off and it adds to an otherwise short ride. About 3 miles or so on there is an intersection, you can take a right and it takes you up a short steep climb to "high rocks" that gives a good view of the lake and rest of the park or you continue straight, i have no idea where it goes from there. To return you must double back, but the majority of it is a gradual descent and you can pick up some good speed w/ jumps and other obstacles.

Recommended Route:
there are a number of routes that can vary the your ride from 7 to 10 miles, it all depends on what you like.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
douglas state park, hodges village dam in oxford



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Review Date
April 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Moves , from Blackstone Valley

Summary:
Not a bad ride but it is too short and not close to anything. One of the greatest tempo climbs I've riden is here, but the fact that this is a sub-10 mile system of trails leaves you virtually no options.

Recommended Route:
Start at Parking lot, head back up drive towards entrance, turn left onto Jeep trail and begin search for trailhead on left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Douglas, Bigelow Hollow, the elusive TG....



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Review Date
June 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Jason Carter , from Framingham

Summary:
How some of the people who rode this trail gave it 5 tires is beyond me. Have you been to Lynn or Vietnam? There are bad, good and spectacular, and this trasil is a fun ride if you live in the area, but by no means is it a 5 tire trail. I rode it about 8 months ago, but waited untill I had many other trails to compare it to to rate it. I'd give it a 3 because it was okay, but it's small and i have to bring the average rating down becasue of the dudes who think this trail is a five.

Recommended Route:
It's not huge, just ride around and you will find trails that are good.



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Review Date
May 6, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: C0nAn , from ludlow ma

Summary:
not bad for a quick ride not to big though
i found it to be ok other than the fact you can easily get sidetracked into no mans land and have to turn around and come back the same way
seee pics off this park and others from newengland at http://mountainbiking.dhs.org

Recommended Route:
get a map take both routes
seee pics off this park and others from newengland at http://mountainbiking.dhs.org

Other recommended trails in the same area:
brimfield state forest



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