PR - TRAIL

PR - Trail, Burlington, Massachusetts

This place has been around for ages. It is a mix of abandoned carriage roads and fresh cur single. It is known by many names but was dubbed the Private Reserve (PR) about 5 years ago. There are about 10 miles of the trails that all lead to nowhere and take a long time getting there. The area is small and the most has been made it, in terms of trails. Tight and twisty. Some man mades where necessary but mostly naturals. Great single-speed and XC terrain. Please ride respectfully. Also, avoid constructing new stuff and never cut down or nail to live trees. There is plenty of blow-down and fallen stuff to repair the existing structures if need be (though the elves tend to take care of that). If you are looking to "get somewhere" on your ride, this isn't the place for. The whole point of the area is to get the most out of the least. If you are going to cut or braid the trails, what's the point in riding a bike there at all. Stay home and rest instead.

User Reviews (3)

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phipsi102   Weekend Warrior [Apr 29, 2010]

Tons of twisty singletrack separated by only a couple of fire roads and surrounded by roads so you can't get too lost. Some small hills, nothing to burn the lungs too bad. Enough to keep you busy for 3 hours without overlapping too much. There are only a couple of man-made bridges, mostly natural terrain.

Customer Service

Park on Turning Mill Rd. in Lexington, under the Powerlines. Ride up the powerlines (uphill), you'll find two trails to the left and two to the right. The right side is a small loop (I think, haven't checked it out yet). The left trails each lead a long way down hill, and converge in a pine forest, where they continue as one to lead you into the PR. before the first man-made bridge, take a right, and you can follow a trail along the highway, which avoids all of the swamp and old broken-down bridges. Come back the same way. Enjoy!

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4
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4
Dave Erickson   Weekend Warrior [Mar 03, 2010]

Why only 2 reviews in so many years? The Burlington Landlocked Forest, AKA PR, etc. is pretty popular among us local worker-bees at lunch. Not the most technical, but lots of fun twisty singletrack and enough rocks to keep it interesting. My favorite lunch break.

Customer Service

Some ride to the north end just off route 62, or park just off 62. I like to park at the end of Reeve Rd. Some park at the power line. Some ride to the trailhead at the top of Grove St.

There is lots of singletrack everywhere. Mostly we ride the windy stuff near Reeves Road. But plenty of stuff along Rt 3 and near 128 too.

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4
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2
Dark Bike   Weekend Warrior [Sep 23, 2009]

This area is also called the Landlocked Forest, you'll find more listings in google by that name. You can enter it by either riding into it through a few different routes, or ride and park over by the high tension wires on Grove St and ride in through there.

The trails boast alot of rocks and roots, nothing to technical, but enough to work out. A few twists and turns, and a goodly number of inclines that will work your muscles and skills. There are a few down hills that will scare almost anyone. One that if you don't ride down steep twisting downhills well will end you into a 10 foot drop into a brook.

You will find some man made bridges through out and try to watch out for the joggers.

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4
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3
knowsboutit   Cross Country Rider [May 03, 2007]

Hi, this is the 2007 update on the PR. The PR original elves trails exist now, and there is no paintballer or other cruft laying about. it is a mountain bike and walking trail area. There is also a perfect 5 mile TT loop laid out in here. Yes the place is small but the trails run to 12 miles long if you hit them all. There are 3 basic sections west to east: the big section, then there is a n/s pipeline and a n/s powerline. between the pipeline and powerline is section 2, and then past the powerlines to the edge is section 3. In section 2 and 3 is not any part of the TT loop, and some peeps have been building stunts and stuff out that way. that is OK. On the first section it is requested to leave the existing trails alone. they are well marked, and there are many sections of tight and fast twisty trails well defined, and we would request that people don't braid or cut across trails. the whole point of the place is to rock and roll and when done correctly, there is no place like it. also out on section 2 and 3 are plenty of big hgit rocks to jump off, and a few along the TT loop. just please don't build new stuff. really this place is whacked for the pure XC rider, and it has some freeride stuff like "The Mangler", "The Paralyzer", and some other natural drops.

Customer Service

there is 1 "standard entrance" and several "common" entrances. recommended route is blast a lap in the TT loop, then do the TT loop again but when you get to the pipeline, break off and hit section 2 and 3 and explore a trail called "Fair Game" and some of that stuff...

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5
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5
galleywench   Cross Country Rider [Nov 12, 2003]

Not bad for a lunch break, I spent an hour or so bombing around the switchbacks and up downs. Definately built by elves. Nothing technical that I found although my first (and only) elf bridge crossing resulted in a big endo into mud and rocks. Bridges are slippery (this time of year at least) and in disrepair and are best avoided.

Customer Service

Park at powerlines in Lexington off Mountain road. Ride up lines and go left.

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3
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2
Tralfaz   [Apr 24, 2003]

Rode this stuff last night and it's in really good shape given the rain lately. The paint-ball rats have been going mad dragging junk into the woods so the place looks like the presidential palace in Bagdad. Punch 'n Pie are both still solid as is the Trestle, though the exit has a missing/broken slat or two. Some of the bridges have taken a beating as well. Not bad though.

Customer Service

Park in town and ride in at the Powerlines from Lex. Outpowerlines to Peterbilt around by RT3/128 and down FairGame. Through the swamp and into the body of the system.

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