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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +184/ -186 ft
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking Ward Reservation

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#66 of 223 mountain bike trails in Massachusetts
#4,272 in the world

Not as technical as nearby Harold Parker, but great singletrack with some nice climbs up the three hills in the reservation: Shrub Hill, Boston Hill & Holt Hill (the highest point in Essex County), offering views of the surrounding area and the distant Boston Skyline. The Solstice Stones on Holt Hill is a nice place to stop for a breather. There's an extensive network of trails within the 700 acre reservation, which take a little planning to put together a good route but once you've ridden it a couple times you can find a good flow, which will likely include some doubletrack/fire road connections. Can be connected to HP for an even longer ride.

First added by MJB_MTB on May 12, 2017. Last updated Apr 20, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Rt. 125 take Prospect Road east 1/2 mile to parking lot. $5 to park, free for Trustees members

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