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Patch Hill Mayflower Hill loops

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

The main trail is old double track, with single track loops off of it. With a little work you can put together a 5-6 mile ride with about 6-700 feet of climbing. There are a coupe of places that border on posted land, so stay within the loops.
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Latitude
42.85658811830969
Longitude
-71.65523529052734
Trail Directions
Rte 13 to Lyndeborough Rd east(toward Amherst). Trail starts bout 1/4 mile on right, just after the road starts to climb. Or rom Milford take Amherst St. to summer St. and climb up from the top of Summer St.
Trail Length
5-6 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Amherst/Milford
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 20, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Oldiemouldy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
First the BAD... Housing is being built in the area, and the trail from Patch Hill to Mayflower Hill has been cut by the new road. And the GOOD...A new trail has appeared that goes from the top of Patch Hill to the bottom of the Quarry codo trail, so it can be ridden as a loop. It's a pretty interesting trail, averages downhill with one good climb, more technical than the rest of the trails, with some fun obstacles, rocks, drops, etc. without being death-defying, and a nice rhythm, too! It allows much mor terrain to be added to a ride for quite a bit more distance.AND...permission has reportedly been granted for a new trail to be built after the new road construction is complete that would link Patch and Mayflower again!

Recommended Route:
At the top of Patch Hill, go to the campfire area, go left just past the fire pit to the start of the trail. It's easy to follow.



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Review Date
May 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Phil , from Amherst, NH

Summary:
UPDATE-there has been ATV traffic on the trails this spring that changed much of the first loop from mostly lingletrack to atv doubletrack. The atv'ers also removed several logs, and created new trail by going around some of the more tech areas. In addition, a chain, a no trespassing sign and an "absolutely no atvs" sign just went up at the intestection I described as flat old doubletrack-apparently this is private property and the atv use has provoked the owner. It is possible to take a left fork and avoid the chain and signs, but my guess is that this is private as well. the first day that I saw the chain, etc. I was passed by 2 atv's coming from the chained trail. I'm going to try to find out who the landowner is and see if bikes can be allowed, or if this section of trail is going to be off limits. If anyone knows what's up, e-mail or post the info, please.



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Review Date
October 3, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: MARK , from MILFORD NH

Summary:
THIS IS NOT A BAD RIDE FOR US LOCALS RIGHT FROM OUR DOOR STEP, MORE PEOPLE SHOULD RIDE THESE TRAILS,OR MAYBE MAKEMORE SINGAL TRAC AROUND HERE??BUT GOOD HILL CLIMBES AND SOME TECH..I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE "GRATER TRAILS AND FOMBA TRAILS ARE??" IF ANYONE KNOWS, THANKS

Recommended Route:
PATCH HILL AND MILFORD TOWN FOREST. AS PHIL SAID, YOU CAN GET TO YHIS FROM AMHERST RD. TO SUMMER ST. GO TO THE END.THIS IS RIGHT AT MY DOOR STEP,BUT I'LL GO UP MAYFLOWER AND ENTER AT THE GREEN WATER TOWER, THIS IS THE MILFORD TOWN FOREST. TAKE THE WHITE DOT TRIAL TO OVERLOOK ROCK,THIS IS SINGLETRACK WITH SOME ROCKS AND ROOTS. AT THE OVERLOOK FOLLOW DOWN STEP SIGNAL TRACK HILL THEN BEAR LEFT,GO TO THE NEXT FORK AND TAKE A RIGHT THENSHARP LEFT,FOLLOW THIS FOR A SHORT TIME THEN A SHARP LEFT AGAIN.THIS WILL BRIGN YOU UP A SHORT HILL W/SOME ROCKS AND ROOTS NOT TO TUFF BUT A GOOD WORK OUT CAN BE HAD IF YOU DO THISLOOP A FEW TIMES.FROM HERE I WILL GO ONTO MAY FLOWER TO BIRCH LANE THEN LEFT ONTO SUMMER ST. THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF PATCH HILL. FOLLOW UP THROUGH THE ROCKS AT THE TOP OF CLEARING BEAR LEFT, THISIS A SIGNAL TRACK SMI-TECH. CLIME TO THE TOP.FOLLOW TRAIL TO OPEN FLAT ROCKS AND DOWN FIRE ROAD ONTO CHRITAIN HILL RD.



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Review Date
September 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Phil , from Amherst

Summary:
Good for a local loop or a change, the trails need more riders, they tend to have too much debris from lack of use. There are a few logs, some interesting spots, especially in the spring when it's wet. Also there are a ton of old quarries/tailing piles which look to me like a freerider might enjoy, possibly with a little work. Go left off the Quarry Condo/Rte 13 trail after the log (at the red blazes to explore this area). The downhill to the Condos is fun, and of course you could ride it all in the opposite diredtion...3 or 4 stars, could definitely be more technical, but it ain't bad.

Recommended Route:
This is our local loop. Go up the Lyndeborough Rd side to the top. Note when you cross a water bar, the loop comes back in from the left there, and the downhill to Rte. 13 will be about 100 yds up on the right. When you get to the top, the main (somewhat technical) downhill goes off of the left corner of the clearing, and comes out at the top of Summer street in Milford. Go left immed. at the bottom of the downhill onto a fairly flat section for about 1/2 mile to old smmoth doubletrack. Go left on the doubletrack. Just as it begins to climb go left again onto single track, which is a rolling climb back to the first trail at the water bar. Either go down the trail to rte. 13, which empties just N. of Quarry Condos, or go back up to the top of the last open rock area and bear right to find a steep pretty tech downhill. After the brook at the bottom take second left. At T go left to climb to Mayflower hill and lookout rock. From here either go left off the lookout for a short downhill to rte 13/north river rd split, or go right between the top of the climb and lookout for a fast downhill and back the way you came, or exit the trail left to Sandy Ln. and climb back up the first DH from the top of summer St. Lyndeborough Rd, Summer St. and Mayflower Town Forest are the only legal access points, as far as I know.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Grater trails, Townsend State Forest, Fomba trails



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