MA - Holyoke Range - Mountain Bike Trail Review with Map and Pictures
|Directions - Take 91 north through springfield, then exit 16 take right for 202 north
follow for 8 miles (first 2 miles has many stoplights), then take left on Porter
(across from church on 202), first Y in road stay right, then straight through
stop sign, and next Y go right (it looks like the road goes left around bend,
just go right, road name is not marked).. Anyway about 1.75 miles from
your starting point on porter, take a left onto bachelor, drive like
couple hundred feet and you will see a dirt parking lot on your right, Trailhead
91 N to 391 N
Description - (1ST TRIP) It feels like im in British Columbia, without the stunts, not that I have ever been there.. Nice winding single-track, good climbs, lots of vertical, switchbacks, rollercoaster stuff. Recommended trails are Serpentine, twister, rollercoaster, technical trail, lost & found, Far East and Entrance exam. (SECOND TRIP) - It feels like im in AZ (Hot loop), soapstone, the list continues, varied terrain - Twister, Technical Trail and entrance exam are moderately technical, lots of fun.. Twister even has some nice short sections of slickrock. I made it about 1/3 way up NR which was very cool too, steep rocky jeep road, boneyardesque! Stop reading, just go here, bring a map, and some legs.
|Pre-ride music: Anything
by Twisted Sister - I want some rocks, rocks rocks - is that how it went??
||Total Miles: 65 ish - no joke
||Elevation Change - (typical short 7 mile ride is
||Nearest Coffee, Sushi or other food: On
your way out on rte 202, 6 miles from rte 91, near an intersection (sign for
rte 116), there is a Dunkin Donuts on your left. I would drive to
Northampton and find some food, great eats there!!