Brass Balls - Trail, Beverly/Wenham, Massachusetts

Brass Balls - Trail, Beverly/Wenham, Massachusetts

DESCRIPTION

very technical, intermediate to advanced, a couple five-foot drops and some sick downhills. many trails: I recomend red dot trail.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 02, 2007]
johnny
Weekend Warrior

hey these trails are pretty good and there are a lot of hiddin trails off of them. so when your riding keep your eyes open on the sides of the trails. many of them loop back to one main trail. i have riddin almost every one of them and in each one there is something different. o and stay away from ppls houses, they get pretty mad when you go down there streets and near their houses..

Customer Service

go down greenwood ave. and you should go down a street until you come to a gait. go around. the trail will be a dirt path then turn into the trails. they used to be a fire road so...ya

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also down the street if you go behind brookwood school, there is a huge play ground. go to the left where a drive way goes up. follow that road until you see a gait. go around the gait and follow that path. it will soon turn into a trail. o some one went threw there on and atv so it kinda got ripped up. but there is a huge rock face in there that is pretty sick.

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4
VALUE
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3
[Aug 19, 2003]
keith
Downhiller

Loved the downhills and drops! The climbs were a great work out as well. I sort of wound up in someone's yard by mistake though - so be careful!

Similar Products Used:

gordon college, lynn woods

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4
VALUE
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4
[Aug 02, 2003]
BIG JUNGLE JIM
Weekend Warrior

Do me a favor-when you are riding your bikes in an area that a lot of the people around here enjoy for running and dog walking, PLEASE don't litter! Take your Gatorade bottles home with you DUDES.

Customer Service

someone elses backyard

Similar Products Used:

go to NH

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5
VALUE
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5
[Nov 22, 2000]
Jay

very tachnical with a few five-foot drops. A few downhills that most people will have to walk because they are soooo steep.

Customer Service

red dot trail

Similar Products Used:

gordon woods- a few good trails

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5
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[Mar 01, 2001]
patio

Technical? Sick downhills? Welcome to Massachusetts I guess. I would not consider this overly technical or "steep". I guess its all relative, but look at the big picture when giving reviews guys! Theres alot more technical and altitude intensive terrain outside of your neighborhood.

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none ridden

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2
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[Apr 09, 2001]
Mike

Excellent riding for intermediate to advanced riders. Be prepared to get muddy and wet in the spring. Try the "River Trail" at Endicott and the "Rolla Coasta" at Greenwood.

Customer Service

Lets get a few things straight. The trail, "Brass Balls", is located in Endicott. The "Red Dot" trail is located in Greenwood, and there is actually two different red dot trails in Greenwood. The two sets of woods can be connected by the streets via Common Lane.

Similar Products Used:

The Piggery

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5
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[May 17, 2001]
Whit

Brass Balls isn't really a trail it is actually a fun little rock face. It is really easy, but the thing is when you fuck up, you fuck up bad. I know people that have been knocked out on BB. Anyway, the trail that I think you guys are talking about, with the five foot drops, is actually called rock trail. It is a fun trail with some technical drops. At the end of rock trail is the legendary Brass Balls.

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4
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[May 23, 2001]
Uhuru

It takes some exploring to find the fun stuff, however, once one becomes firmiliar with the terrain its ballsy. Nice decents, drops are key, are there any good maps of the area? You can mess up your bike, or yourself. Its technical but not impossibly technical. I would not recomend it for beginners. If you have decent skills, you can have a decent ride. These trails grow with you, the better you are the better the ride, it opens up alot more stuff.

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Pipe line

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 17, 2001]
*Sprocket

I know there are alot of locals who don't even know about these trails. It's a real shame that so many people from the Danvers, Beverly, Hamilton and Middleton area only ride places like Dogtown and Lynn Woods when there is such good riding in their own back-yard. I would think this place would be excellent training for XCers as it's all ups and downs with lots of twisty, interconnecting single track. If you're into just bombing around and having fun then there are alot of nice sketchy descents, a couple of fun rock playgrounds and some pretty good drops. These trails are littered with lots of nice angled rocks to jump too. I do think that the "Brass Balls" rock face is somewhat over-rated, still I guess a close encounter with a tree could mess u up pretty bad. With the recent addition of some pretty nice looking "Shore" stunts (and some pretty horrible ones too!) plus the potential for cutting some more challenging trails, I think it won't be long before Brass Balls/Endicott recieves increased recognition. If you're a local or are in the area riding Lynn or Dogtown then I think this place is worth a look. Because I live down the street I rate these trails pretty highly. If I didn't I'd probably give them a 3. 4's are for places like Lynn Woods and 'Nam and 5's only for legendary places such as Moab, BC etc. Some reviewers forget to look at the big picture I think.

Anyone wants to hook up for a e. Also I've been trying to organize some night rides during the week too if anyone is down for that.

*Sprocket

Customer Service

All of the tight, twisty singletrack and fun technical stuff begins at the highest point which is pretty much in the center of the park. Taking the left of the 3 forks at the end of Tall Tree Drive will immediately begin to take you uphill. Taking the middle or right forks and then the next immediate left will do the same. Going straight on the right fork takes you on a big flat loop around the perimeter to the other side of the elevated areas. Also if you keep taking lefts on the left most fork then it will take you down thru the pine trees to a fun technical trail that follows the stream. But watch out cos it can get pretty slippery and a fall could make you very wet and stinky!

Similar Products Used:

*Lynn Woods (Duh!)

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3
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 15, 2002]
woodyak

The entire park isn't very big. The Brass Balls rock is a bit overrated. It can be scary the first couple of times but with good brakes it's a peice of cake. The singletrack on the right, while not very long, is a blast. It loops around and eventually hooks up back to the main gate or you can get off the loop and go for a journey. Definitely a worthwhile trail.

Customer Service

Take a left after the gate for Brass Balls rock, take a right at the gate for a good technical singletrack loop.

Similar Products Used:

Lynn Woods, Dogtown, Old Carriage Trail.

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5
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