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Wolf Hill

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No. of Reviews: 4

Tripletrack powerlines intersected by wooded singletrack.
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Latitude
41.87301215547166
Longitude
-71.57433986663818
Trail Directions
From west:Rt44 to Rt116 to Mountaindale Road. From east: Rt44 to Esmond Rd, left to Sabille, bear right to Mountaindale Rd (no sign). Trailhead is at intersection with powerlines.
Trail Length
5 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Smithfield
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 10, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Andrew ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I explored this area today since I happened do be down there. The trails are pretty much as described. There's a lot of potential in this area, with nice elevation change, cool rock formations. Looks like some local trail builders have done some work (thanks!). I diddled about for an hour and a half between Mountaindale Road and Rt 104 to the north. On the power lines, there is a main road with crushed grey rock but often there are more interesting lines off to the side. There are indeed some cool long granite exposures that would be gnarley when wet. I explored trails on both sides of the power lines as well. On the west, there's a cool rock quarry and then a red blazed trail that looks to be off limits to bikes. On the east, there's a yellow blazed trail plus white and blue blazes including the route off the gas line by the old house foundation and chimney.



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Review Date
September 16, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: eureka! ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Some fun stuff just on the powerlines themselves with ample opportunities to sneak off into the woods on the "forbidden" Wolf Hill trails. Haven't really explored the woods yet, but the powerlines offer tons of rollers and craggy drops. Try starting from the powerlines on 104 and head towards Mountaindale. Some nasty granite faces along the (tumbled on a gnarly one on the right), ride fast to the roller with the drops, up and down toward Wolf Hill Trail, stay on lines and keep left towards the powerstation for a fun roller to pavement to drop across Mountaindale and continue for a few minutes worth of fun. Head back into the woods if you like.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The powerlines starting at Iron Mine Hill Rd. in N. Smithfield, ride as far as you want, you can go forever, all sorts of quadtrack offshoots along the way.



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Review Date
October 10, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jarrad , from Smithfield Ri

Summary:
Rocky area single file rideing some parts are for more skilled levels then others

Recommended Route:
Just go down 44 to applly vally
if going north to apply vally keep going stright the power lines are on the left if going south they are on your right side start from there it goes all the way down

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Theres another trail off of the first tirl its on the right side and is hard to see you could go right by it but if u find it always keep right this is for advenced or really good bikers



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Review Date
October 6, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Tim Baldwin , from Smithfield, RI

Summary:
Head north past power sub-station. Stay off private paved driveway. Ride over buried gas lines, it's grassy and a good warm-up. Take the right at intersection with dirt road. Ride to the crest of the hill. South (right) into pines. Left to abandoned foundation with chimney. There is a lot of glass! Good view though. (I don't get many flats here.) Loop north to intersection with same dirt road. Climb to the crest. (There are several trails that you can checkout later, on your right.) Turn north (rt) onto trail opposite your earlier entry. Stay on main trail, good speeds and jumps available. Exit to powerlines. Cross and enter woods north-west of shelf. Ride along base of the boldered cliff. Technical. Take route which parallels the powerlines north. Great white-knuckled burst in there. Be wary of private property to the west. Cross a paved road (Farnum Pike Rt104). There is fast riding through the poles on the western edge that enters the woods.Cross another road. Find the entry for a 4-6' wide path into the woods, west of the lines. Eye-watering speed possible. Don't make right hand turns- they exit to the powerlines early. Good challenging decent(at least 60' vert drop) and apparently impossible climb follow (A Mantra is not necessary, I've climbed it with a hardtail). There's a rewarding view along a looping crest, exiting with a minefield downhill. Watch those pedals! Head south along powerlines and explore the eastern side; if you don't mind riding in circles. Be wary of private property though. This will bring you back. I'm not sure of the distance. It's probably 5 to 8 miles. If you are quiet, there is a very large golden eagle to be seen near the lake in the north.

Recommended Route:
Start at Mountaindale/powerlines.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lincoln Woods (above site 27 is best)



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