Greenbriar Hodges Dam

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12
miles

Beginner

Doubletrack
7.7
avg mph
7
ridden
5
wishlist
1:10
avg time

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3.56 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Fitch Gnarly on June 19, 2006
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I've only seen a small portion (8 miles) of what's to be had here, but the terrain is varied and rumored to contain MUCH more. Expect lots of rock and rooty New England singletrack with some decent riding thrown in. Very wet in the spring and after rains, but otherwise, well-ridden trails that are alot of fun. If someone goes deeper, please let us know what it's like!
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Thornburger on September 5, 2011
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Review: Parked on the dam side, liked starting out with the drop from the dam. Made my way over to the rock quarry and ran into some dirt bikers. Ended up doing about 20 miles here after trying to explore most of the trails.

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PK1 on August 7, 2011
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Review: Lots of singletrack and fireroad. Singletrack can be very rooty with babyheads, fireroads are pretty sandy. Lots of up and down but nothing killer. Overall a fun place to ride.

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Fitch on May 31, 2011
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Review: This dried out a lot more than I would've expected based on the rains this year - there are still some muddy low points, but the singletrack here has been getting some good attention. Orange blazes still offer some fun riding, and the wildlife is great (saw two turkey vultures and a deer). Plus, I must have just missed Eastwood, as I rode it on the 29th, as well.

* Review edited 5/31/2011

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eastwood on May 29, 2011
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Review: Rocky and rooty, but not technical. Fun ride. Heads up for motorcycles, they seem to be riding all trails (I came across two on non-motorized trails). Not much climbing. plenty of blazed trails to follow, it would be hard to get lost (can grab a trail map at the dam).

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Fitch on November 29, 2010
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Review: I second the below - once you get exploring, you can find a lot more trail than what appears to be here, especially past the quarry. Some of the old dirtbike trails lead to more single track offshoots - explore heartily!

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larry6969 on June 24, 2010
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Review: the rangers were correct, there is probably 25 to 30 miles of trails between Hodges dam and high tension wires towards the north end of town.mostly single track, some double track,and a small stretch of pavement(watch out for trucks during the weekdays,rock quarry traffic). i grew up in the area and have relearned what i knew as a kid and learned there is a LOT of new trails. in my opinion the best way to access these trails is parking at Hodges village dam. if you start there, there are two ways to start your ride. To get to the dam, just go to Oxford center and follow signs down Charlton st. to Hodges. very tough to get lost because there are public roads within 2 or so miles from most trails.* Review edited 6/24/2010* Review edited 6/24/2010* Review edited 6/24/2010

* Review edited 1/5/2012

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Wolfspirit71 on May 30, 2010
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Review: Talked to one of the rangers today. Was told there is 30 plus miles here. I had a blast out there today.

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Fitch on April 20, 2009
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Review: If you enter from the Rt. 12 recreation park, take the main trail out of the parking lot entrance until you find the blue blazes. That's the clutch singletrack, though it's currently covered in downed branches from both logging and this winter's ice storms.

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Fitch on October 27, 2008
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Review: Give it some time to dry out after any type of rain, too. There main trail to get to the woods involves passing part of the dam, which commonly overflows, leading you to ride through about 40' of water between 1-2' deep. Soggy socks.

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Fitch on July 28, 2008
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Review: BETTER DIRECTIONS: Take Route 12 into Oxford until you see the big green sign for Green Briar Hodges Recreation park. Drive into the parking lot and you can see the tennis courts, baseball fields, etc. MAIN ENTRANCE to the trails is right by the main entrance, which is a small downhill past a swamp. Go through the gate and stay straight, leading you towards the network of singletrack. Behind the baseball fields, there is a dirt hill - if you go past it, there is a significant amount of packed quick climbs and descents that is a lot of fun to play around in, as well.

Similar Trail: Callahan State Park, Belmont Conservation

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Gigpal on October 14, 2006
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Review: Not enough climbs. There are singletracks going around the water which are full of rocks and roots. You come across some pits and you come across some motorcycles burms in places, also. There is a paved doubletrack which leads to the singletracks. The singletracks were very hardpacked. I was going in circles a bit, learning my way around. I'm hoping upon returning that there is more to offer that maybe I missed. But, I was looking for more technical where I rode.

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Greenbriar Hodges Dam MTB Trail 3.56 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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