Western Greenway

4.00 out of 5
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About this trail
This is a good trail for beginners, it starts as fairly simple single and double track but becomes mildly technical by the end of the ride.

The trail is still being created but currently has around 8 miles completed so makes for a decent ride especially because of it's proximity to Boston. It is very well marked until its current end at Stonehurst. You can either ride the trail back after completing or follow the road back to the start.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Does it have drops and jumps? -NEMTB

A: No drops and jumps

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Granny Gear

November 6, 2017
Swiftt Granny Gear  
Review: I love this trail system. I live within riding distance so that is a big plus for me, but I would choose this over many of the other nearby trails such as LLF, Blue Hills or The Fells. One of the biggest plusses for the Greenway is the flow. This trail actually has flow, which I don't think you can say for any large sections of the other areas I mentioned. It also has more actual single track rather than double track/ Jeep road that is common in other trails nearby. There are several side trails that really add to the enjoyment, mostly in Beaver Brook reservation and The Belmont Conservation Lands at the East end of the trail. Adding the side trails I can easily get a very decent 40 k ride in on a weekend morning and only see 2 or 3 others. My two favorite sections are the beginning climb/ descent at the Western end by Bentley U. Probably the most technical section, it is fun to descend and hard to ascend cleanly. The other favorite for me is the switchback trail that drops from the water tower in Beaver Brook. It is actually a side trail but can easily be incorporated into a ride of the Greenway. The trail is fun to climb and an absolute blast to descend: bermed switch backs, some small rock gardens and some narrow sections keep you on your toes, but it is guaranteed to bring a smile.

Similar Trail: Nebo Ridge is southern Indiana

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Granny Gear

August 2, 2017
nc76 Granny Gear  
Review: This trail is not the most pulse-pounding trail out there, but I give it 4 stars for a few reasons: it's quite close to the urban center of Boston, and it does a brilliant job of stringing together a few green spaces to make a continuous path of decent length. The whole thing is not very technical, but it's enjoyable because it really gives you the feeling of being far away in the woods, even though you're really close to civilization. It doesn't make a circuit (as of writing), so you have a couple miles of road riding to get back to the start.

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Granny Gear

December 6, 2014
Rypoc Granny Gear  
Review: It's more like a 3.5, but I'm rounding up because its convenient by proximity to where I live. If you park at the Star Market in Waverly Square (Belmont), you can cross the street (Route 60) and step into the forest, picking up the coal road and begin climbing your way towards the water tower. Most people park at the Lone Tree Hill lot, but I like getting in the extra warm up and extra mileage.

If you take the trail to its terminus on Beaver Street in Waltham, you'll get in a solid 8 miles, and then you can bike back to wherever you parked for a good, solid loop.

It's beginner to intermediate and can be made more challenging if you choose to hit some jumps or beat your previous time.

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Western Greenway MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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