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    New to Boston - looking for trail suggestions

    Just moved to Boston from Ireland - looking for some trail suggestions. I rode at Harold Parker in Andover and at Russell Mill in Chelmsford this weekend - really enjoyed both places - good old-school XC fun. Living in Waltham and I'm happy to drive an hour for a good spin. All suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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    If you considered Harold Parker to be XC, then Vietnam should be your next stop.
    Vietnam, Milford | NEMBA

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    Wompatuck in Hingham is good. I ride there all the time. 30 or 40 miles of singletrack. Hale Reservation and Noanet Woods are in Dover, never ridden them but I have a friend who rides there a lot and he says it's good.. There is actually a network of trails that goes through Belmont and Waltham. If you go to Starva Segment Explorer and zoom in near Prospect Hill or Bentley College, you will see segments. You can then open the ride of anyone you pick from the leaderboard. Lots of good loops. Blue Hills has a lot of space, but much of the trail network is off limits to bikes. Lynn Woods is cool. The Fells in Winchester is good. Keep pedaling!
    My name is Chris and I ride a Ripmo now.

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    Land Locked forest in Burlington is nice, Lexington has loads of riding as well. Pedaling all around you as well. Belmont has some too. I'm a member of Nemba North Shore, but the Greater Boston chapter as well as Merrimack Valley has
    plenty of info on their facebook pages as well.

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    someones very own backyard scratch is ultimo

    if you are interested and can start at 6PM-6:30 mon-fri
    (6 is way betterer, but 6:30 doable)

    I'll do a tour of something off the radar in Burlington, ma
    we'd meet near the intersection of RT3 and RT62 Mitre

    but this is not landlocked. no one goes there anymore
    there are too many people riding it U can learn landlocked yourself
    it's pretty fun I go there a metric f**kton myself but srsly too many oncoming riders when all I wanna do is jam

    11-14 miles, XC, intermediate pace, expert terrain (no jumps required)

    pm if interested.

    it's dirty
    you'll need yer big boy pants
    and two brakes*

    *I rode with a clown from outta town who only had one brake
    and they were damn sorry they chose the hipster life

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    Why drive an hour (or at all really) when there's a ton of great XC stuff that you can link together right out your back door in Waltham? You can head over to the Western Greenway, which also can be linked to trails in Lexington and Arlington or cross 128 and link together some the trails in Weston, Newton, Wellesley and Needham. Throw in Landlocked, Great Brook Farm, the Bay Circuit and the trails in between and you can make a superloop of 100+ miles of singletrack with very short on road sections.

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    Can you give me a hint on where the trails are? I live in Burlington when not on the Cape. Mill Pond is good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecanoe View Post
    Can you give me a hint on where the trails are? I live in Burlington when not on the Cape. Mill Pond is good too.

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    u already know, people new to the area don't

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