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West Millbury

Average Rating:    (4.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Twisty, rocky singletrack with many switchbacks, drops, and naturals obstacles that could suit any type of rider, XC to north shore
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Latitude
42.171148755825726
Longitude
-71.78134202957153
Trail Directions
From 146, take W. Millbury exit., second right off exit onto W. Main St. Bear R at fork (stay on W. Main St.) Park in fire station lot or at Lake Singletary boat ramp lot. Trail starts across street next to Harris Oil, follow dirt road into forest.
Trail Length
8-12 ?, unsure
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Millbury
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 22, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dstroyr ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Just an update, have been regularly adding and improving the trails here, up to 17 miles now, all contained in one square mile. the town has put in a small parking area at the trailhead, go up what looks like a dirt driveway directly across from Harris ave, can fit about a half dozen vehicles or just park at the fire station and ride up. Have fun !



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Review Date
November 6, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Stickman1001 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
West Millbury is New England Mountain Biking at it's best. Miles and miles of twisty- tight single track that has yet to be damaged by off road vehicles. (Sorry, I ride myself off road myself but don't mow down trees and destroy trails.) The trail builder has done his best to naviagate around the last few years of construction and keep this area interesting and fun.
Each "section" of West Millbury can be considered a ride in itself. If you're in for a good work out--- string them all together and you'll feel like you really got a good burn going. Not a good area for true beginners as the cart path that cuts through the middle of the area (see note below about this path) is lose and stoney. Once you're into the single track sections, roots and rocks abound. Nothing horribly technical but after a few hours of riding--- you might get sloppy.
As Pat previously said... let's not p*ss off the landowners and this little spot of mnt bike heaven will be around for years and years.

CART PATH NOTE: This little dirt road has a history dating back to the civil war days. Troops from surrrounding areas actually marched down this same path on thier way South. Kind of cool to think of the history under your knobbies.

Recommended Route:
Ride this area with a person who has been there or get familar with it by going multiple times. One ride here will not do it justice.
I like to follow dirt cart path from West Main Street almost all the way to the end and take the single track on the left. Lots of stuff to explore and challenge yourself with. By going this way-- easy to do almsot everythign on the left side...including the small intestine trail.
On another ride-- challenge yourself with all the trails to be found on the right side and then finish with maybe the small intestine at the end. Bottom line__ you can have a fun hour long ride or go three hours and never see the same trail twice.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rayburn, Whittinsville (Plumbers Landing), Upton, Sutton(Back side of Purgatory Chasm), Mnt Pisgah, Rutland, Sturbridge.



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Review Date
July 12, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: pat ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
i guess it's time to let everyone in on this place. i've been waiting for it to show up here for years. haven't posted anything myself due to the fact that these trails are completely legal, but it seems that the majority of the good stuff isn't. i think as long as we don't draw too much attention and p#*! off the landowners there shouldn't be a problem.

Recommended Route:
Chris gave good directions to get started but i've got a few more things to add. when you start up the dirt road in the beginning you will pass a small clearing on your right about 200 yards up. turn into this clearing and ride out the back and you will hook into a new trail that accesses part off the old loop that was blocked off by some new construction last year. it's about a mile loop that brings you back to that same trail which you ride back to the clearing then go right on the dirt road to rejoin the regular loop.and towards the end of the loop on the left side of the dirt road there is the small intestine trail which is on your right halfway up a short hill just after skirting a small swamp on your left. this is a interesting ( or frustrating! ) section with some really tight spots. if you ride this there is another hidden section which begins about 40 yards after you pass this strange aluminum thing chained to a tree on the right. it goes over a stone wall and turns right about 20 feet after. i cleaned this trail recently but it's not raked or marked so you'll need sharp eyes to stay on track. it's another mile long loop that comes back to where it started.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
rayburn, douglas state forest are (there's probably close to 100 miles of stuff if you like exploring



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Review Date
July 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Chris Mac , from Worcester

Summary:
Definitely an impressive network of trails. Like Rayburn in East Millbury, the trails are very serpentine, switching back constantly and using every available piece of rideable earth along the way. Trails wind up, over, and around rock formations and slabs and drop off down steep embankments. One of the best trails systems i've seen considering the small area of land used, and many people have no idea it's there. Surely one of Worcester area's best rides.

Recommended Route:
Start on right side of dirt road for warm up, then cross over. Follow arrows and use the force, it is easy to get disoriented here with so many switchbacks and turns. First year riding here, can't believe what I've been missing, but not an expert of trail routes here. Groups often ride here, best bet is to go with someone who knows it, but it is also fun exploring.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rayburn in Millbury, Asnebumskit in Paxton



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