We at WMNEMBA love to mountain bike and want to share our exciting trail networks. We have networks that offer a variety of trails from beginner to expert. We’ve got some tame stuff for those who are learning and also some rippin’ flow, rocky and rooty technical, berms, bridges, jumps, rollers and fun rock and log features. If you’re new to the Mt. biking sport, you’ll benefit from the beginner trails and soon be on your way to doing some harder stuff. We think you’ll love it!
The below trail systems will soon have maps you can down load here (stay tuned). Or, you can download the Trail Forks app to help you map your route and identify parking.
Cranmore – Get ready for some sick downhill action either by lift assist or pedal power. There is a variety of beginner to expert trails from flow to tech and plenty of parking at the base of Cranmore parking lots. Trails offer 3 beginner, 9 intermediate, 5 expert and 1 double diamond. Happy shredding!
Hemlock and Thompson Rd. – Lot’s of fun, techy trails with some challenging bridges, rock features, and some pretty good elevation. There are 13 beginner, 11 intermediate, and 3 expert trails. These trails are part of the same system but have access points on opposite ends. You can park at the south end (Hemlock) behind Walmart off the North-South Rd. or on the North end (Thompson Rd) in a smaller lot that is shared with hikers.
Lower Moats – Tucked under the Lower Moat area are some nice beginner trails with a few challenges thrown in; 1 beginner and 4 intermediate trails. You can park at the Echo Lake State Park (bike only free parking) and ride on the Echo Lake beginner trails up through Hales Location to the connector trail (Joe’s Alibi) and on to Forest Rd. (FR) 379. You’ll find the Ultimate Single Track and Electric Loop that are pretty gentle. There are also some double track fire roads that are nice easy rides and a rail trail that brings you up to an old quarry.
High Street – High School Trail – Best ridden from the end of High Street at the Kiosk–the trail is a short punchy climb near the beginning. After the reroute, there is a fun downhill followed by a climb to the trail end. Parking is best at the top of High St. but includes a climb back up High St to the parking lot.
Marshall’s Conservation – There’s something for all riders from an easy recreation trail to machine built, bermed, flow trails. Bike repair station at gate. Try the nice long machine built trail called ‘Shumway’ back to the parking lot. Parking off the West Side Rd., 8 beginner and 6 intermediate trails.
Mineral Site – Can you say ‘Old School’? These trails offer some fun downhill runs with several switchbacks and some technical rock obstacles. So, hold onto your hat! The trails ride well both ways but sees a lot of uphill traffic so keep your eyes peeled. Also, the intermediate Stoney Ridge is primarily an uphill only; 4 expert and 2 intermediate trails. Park at the end of High St.