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Mines Falls Park

Average Rating:    (4.14 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 36

Technical singletrack along river and on other side of highway. Many short cool trails. Visit local Bike store (Nault's Cyclery) for map.
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Latitude
42.752747678281104
Longitude
-71.49580478668213
Trail Directions
Exit 5W off US Rte.3; if coming south, come to 1st set of lights and take right and bang left at 2nd set; it is your 1st right; if coming north: exit 5W will bring you around onto main rd. go through set of lights and take 1st right; park in parking lot in back of school
Trail Length
10-15 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Nashua
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Review Date
October 11, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: chuyler1 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This park is good for two things:

1. It is a great starting point for beginners. Riders unfamiliar with the skill set required for technical New England mountain biking can use this park to familiarize themselves with a new bike and practice new techniques. They can build up speed and confidence on the relatively flat gravel roads to test the limits of their balance and control. Later, they can venture onto the rooty single track to work on slow-speed control. The park's relatively flat terrain should keep beginners in the saddle and allow them to slowly add more speed as they build confidence.

2. It is a great cardio workout for intermediate riders. Whether you stick to the gravel paths or dive into the single track, you'll be able to pedal your way to a great work out. It's perfect for an after work quickie.

However, this park is not a playground for advanced riders. There simply isn't much of a challenge to the trails. There are no technical climbs or speedy descents. You're completely on pedal power if you want speed. You also need to watch out for heavy traffic from casual riders, joggers, and dog walkers. I would not recommend driving more than 30 minutes to ride the trails of this park. It is a great place for locals to get some exercise or families to bring their kids but there are other places in Southern New England for serious mountain bikers.



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Review Date
July 31, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: dirtdawg21892 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
a little bit of everything, great for beginners. i like to ride it on my fully rigid and put my girlfriend on my full suspension rig.
my ratings are from a beginner perspective, and the aerobics depends totaly on how you ride it, the faster you go the more fun this place it.

Recommended Route:
follow the fire roads until you see a trail head, then take it. the trails almost always meet back up with the fire roads.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
yudickee farms, like everyone else said, it's a fun place go check it out.



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Review Date
April 25, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Braunstein Freres ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Yawn. It's a niceplace to bring kids if you've got em, but it's awfully boring and clogged with dogwalkers etc. I amused myslef by riding on the iced over river, but that option's out this late in the year.



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Review Date
April 24, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bruno1378 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Mines Falls is a great all around trail. Lots of flat trails/fire roads for beginners, with some singletrack that goes off the main roads into the woods and runs next the river.

It's a NICE trail to ride as almost everything there follows either the river or the canal. Lots of mileage down there if you can find it all. The trails go all the way from downtown to the stadium by Nashua South.

Only one really technical trail down by the waterfall, another decent one from the waterfall to the high school. Other than that everything is very easy and can be pretty relaxing.

Recommended Route:
I normally park by the soccer fields, go over the bridge and take the second right, then a left to loop around the fields. After that trail, take a left and go under the highway, stay right at the fork, then head into the single track that follows the water up to the waterfall. From there, find the trailhead on the other side of the road from the building that leads from the waterfall to the boat ramp...continue to the high school. At the high school take a left over the bridge, then a left again to head back in the direction of the waterfall. Some trials off to the right with some fun drops, just keep exploring from that point on. :-)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Yudicky, FOMBA



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Review Date
September 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: lacnibor ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This was my first time to this area. The wife went along is a bit more timid. This trail system is great for the beginner because there are flat trails and also more intermediate trails off to the side to "get your feet wet". I'll definitly be back to Mines Falls Park.

Recommended Route:
Depends on your degree of expertise.



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