Big River

4.25 out of 5
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↑ 600 ft
↓ 600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Fun network with lots of singletrack, sandy fireroads. Plenty of rocks and roots. Best spinning on the Big River side (west of Hopkins Hill) with most technical aspects in Carr's Pond area to the East. Great place to take a beginner, but challenging enough for intermediate riders and not boring to advanced riders.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: Cyclocross friendly? -Guest

A: if you stay of the rocky trails, sure.

Guest answered on September 2, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No




Q: is there overnight parking for RVs nearby? -Dan Bilodeau

A: there is a 24 hour Walmart in the center of new England right next to big river where RV's stay overnight all the time

churchie1 answered on October 29, 2018. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No


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Reviews (16)

Granny Gear

July 2, 2019
MTBene Granny Gear  
Review: Had high expectations for this place, but unfortunately it is all flat dirt bike tracks lacking character for a the kind of riding I enjoy .

Very sandy and loose dirt. There are rollers galore, but it's very tough keeping speed through with no elevation drops. No other obstacles that I found. Occasional roots here and there, and a few berms designed for a motorized bike.

It's a good place if you want to get mega miles in, but I found it to be a little boring. XC guys may be into it though, lots of miles of trails at this place.

Bunny Hop

July 9, 2018
Review: I used to ride here 15 years ago and it was well riden singletrack. Had the opportunity to get some shred miles in - brought garmin to assist in nav. Hate to say it but either this place has aged out or the people that ride it aged out. Its in derelict condition. Trees down everywhere, overgrown, ground is spongy from lack of riders. Its really sad what this has become.

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March 17, 2018
Review: Copy and paste the link below for an awesome highlight video from Big River in West Greenwich, RI. Mountain biking Big River is a blast for all levels of mountain bikers. With around 35 miles of trails, you can weave through the woods on single track all day, if you want. Most of the trails are XC trails with no shortage of climbing and some fun tech and flow throughout. This is a great place to go to stretch the legs out and put down some miles. If you are an enduro junky, this might not be the most exciting place for you, but there are a few good hucks and challenges along the way. Enjoy the video and let me know what you think! I post new videos from different spots in the Northeast every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more!

Granny Gear

November 6, 2017
Review: Awesome place to ride some tech lots of winding singletrack. Overall fun definitely need gps there is nearly zero trail markers or ride with someone who knows where there going.


February 26, 2017
Review: A little bit of everything. Well maintained trails


March 15, 2016
Review: A great network. I don't think I've ridden everything there.


March 6, 2016
belzenbeck Trailblazer  
Review: Awesome place to many trails at least like 35 miles. Trail sections split by road crossings and double track trails. I parked across from the mobile station on division Street and headed north and did a loop through the pines very scenic thru the pines lots of flow and rollers then crossed the road into a more technical stuff. Mostly stayed on the Nemba yellow trail out and back and offshoots. Then rode some DT to get my bearings
2 hrs and didn't scratch the surface of all the possible riding here.
I'll be back for sure.

Granny Gear

July 1, 2015
Review: Great fun place to challenge your skill level. Too many trails to mention. Just go and explore. Bring a GPS.

Granny Gear

June 9, 2015
Cronic420 Granny Gear  
Review: I really enjoyed riding out in big river I did a short loop with my girlfriend who doesn't do trail riding at all or ever and she enjoyed it and did pretty well for some of the rough terrain

Granny Gear

May 20, 2015
Review: Challenging and fun!!

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