Greenbriar Hodges Dam

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3.56 out of 5
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Beginner
12
miles

Doubletrack
657
elevation (ft)

Network
1:10
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
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!
added by FitchGnarly June 19, 2006
Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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September 5, 2011
 
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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August 7, 2011
PK1
 
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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May 31, 2011
 
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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May 29, 2011
 
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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November 29, 2010
 
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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June 24, 2010
 
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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May 30, 2010
 
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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April 20, 2009
 
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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October 27, 2008
 
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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July 28, 2008
 
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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Greenbriar Hodges Dam MTB Trail 3.56 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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