Jiminy Peak - Trail, Hancock, Massachusetts

Jiminy Peak - Trail, Hancock, Massachusetts

DESCRIPTION

DH, mixed open rocky fireroads, tight technical singletrack in the woods, lots of hidden, tight trails in the woods. Trail maps don't do all that much; most of the good trails were independently cut by local riders. A good, lift-serviced mountain with no crowds and nice views.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 12, 2006]
Josh
Downhiller

Fast, flowy downhill riding for a wide range of riders. Some of the best riding in New England and a super fast lift to boot!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 12, 2006]
Redman
Cross Country Rider

I went here for the first time today and came away pretty disappointed. The mountain has very little in the way of signage. Good luck finding the intermediate or beginner trails from the useless trailmap. On the other hand, the expert trails are easy to find as they are the majority and offer tight, steep challenging terrain. If you're a rank beginner, stay away unless you want to ride washboard (from snowcats) maintenance roads for the majority of the day. Intermediate terrrain is good when you can find it but like I said, signage is terrible. I got the impression that Jiminy isn't really interested in developing a first class MTB facility, rather views biking as a way to help pay the bills in the summer.

Similar Products Used:

Bearhole watershed area in Holyoke, West Springfield and Westfield. Tekoa mountain in Russell.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jul 11, 2005]
Hyde
Downhiller

This place was a major let down. The trails are very poorly marked which made for some very confusing runs down fire roads looking for trails marked on the map. In some places the trails are not ride able, due to an extreme grade combined with hairpin turns on loose, wet, topsoil. While there were a couple of trials that were fun to go down, I wouldn't recommend this place for anyone over an hour away. Also, there are no real North Shore style stunts or dirt jumps here.

Customer Service

Unrecommended Route: If you try to find trail No. 7, trust the signs on the trails, over the map. At one point I thought we had found the entrance to Trail 7 but it was leading into the "closed" area. It turns out this trail was off the backside of the mountain and full of quads and motocross bikes. When we got to the bottom we had a 2 mile ride on the road back to Jiminy Peak, on DH bikes, when a trails says closed, don't try it... it's closed.

Similar Products Used:

Diablo

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 19, 2005]
bandwagon914
Downhiller

I was hesistant to ride here since I couldn't find much info about it but it proved to be a great place to ride. Unfortunateley the main lift wasn't running so our trail access was limited to a small part of the mountain. Before heading here again I would defintiely check to make sure the "Berkshire Express" is running. The trails were tight and twisty but flowy with a few drops to keep everyone happy. Everyone in our group had a great time riding at Jiminy and is anxious to return later this summer. It's nice to have another option for DH in the area.

Customer Service

They're all fun!

Similar Products Used:

Plattekill (of course) and Mtn Creek.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
0
[Jun 20, 2004]
zderekv
Weekend Warrior

went here the other day and the high speed lift was broken so we had to use a lift that was about 50 years old. it was painfully slow and only went about 1/2 way up the mountain. right away we were a little worried, having driven almost 3 hours to get there. but let me say that the few trails that we were able to ride the lift to were awesome. fairly technical with some slippery off-camber sections and several drops ranging from 3 - 5 feet that just flow with the trails. this is not a place for beginners and it's not a place for those who do not know how to brake and steer in steep situations. i heard a few guys talking near the end of the day that they were going to trek to the top because some of the locals cut some new trails. by this time we were pretty much spent so we decided to wait until next week when the high speed lift is open. they told us that the real good stuff was near the top so i know we'll be back. this place is only $20 and they're open from 11am - dusk. there was no real wait at the lifts, maybe 1 or 2 chairs, and it can only get better when the high speed lift opens. all in all a great mountain, very friendly staff and a great value. stuck half way between plattekill and mount snow, this place is definately a hiden treasure. this place reminds me of what it was that attracted me to this sport.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 25, 2003]
Patrick
Weekend Warrior

Steep down hill terain, with rocky and mudy trails. Some in woods singletrack, but lots of mud and slimy roots. Not recomended for beginers, intermediate- expert riding.

Customer Service

None

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 05, 2000]
mike w.

excellent riding if you can find the trails. a good mix of trails, some very difficult. some good kickers built into some of the trails. tight, tight, tight. ask for directions to find the trails. worth the price of a lift ticket. note to plattekill riders: Jiminy Peak actually has DIRT on it's trails, it's not just eroded shale and gravel! an excellent mountain, with high-speed 6-pack lift to the summit and double chair to midway.

Customer Service

singletrack off of john hancock and ace of spades. also singletrack through glades between grand slam and lower fox/slingshot. fire road down grand slam. roughly cut trail next to grand slam chair.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 14, 2000]
dan giglioti

the trail does have many details and it is fun to ride because i like to ride my bike and it is fun because i like to ride my bike

Customer Service

when you get to the top, go staight for exactly 2.7 miles.then take three lefts ina row.then there is a fork in the trail.dont go left or rifht go staight down the middle for 2.5 mile until you cross a fox licking a dead coconut.go right to the leftuntil there is another fork in the trail then take it when you get to the bottom you have finished the trail and it is over

Similar Products Used:

289 pomeroy ave pittsfield MA

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 22, 2001]
Mike

This place has some really nice terrain. If you take the six-person chair to the top, head straight off the lift and go about 100 yards...on your left you'll see a trail entrance. Once you get in there, have fun...plenty of rolling stream beds, mostly hardpack with some rocks. Make sure to get an early start...easy to get lost in there and you could face a 10 mile road ride back to your car after a 10 mile off-road beating. This area plays host to the PedrosFest in August/September. If you venture into the glades, you'll be smiling for a couple days afterward...really steep, loose dirt. Some of the slopes have some unwelcome surprises such as drainage ditches going across the trail, so ride with caution.

Customer Service

The glades (somewhere between Jericho and Upper Exhibition) and miles of single track in the woods on the backside of the mountain.

Similar Products Used:

Can't say...haven't ridden much in Massachusetts yet.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 04, 2002]
Lee

Very unorganized with loose rocks on various work roads. Any real marked trail leads you off the mountain so its a hell of a bike back. Stay away from the grassy single track with only V-brakes as it most likely will result in an injury (serious one too). Just add another hour and go to a real mountain like Mount Snow or just go to Platekill if you got the balls.

Customer Service

Ride your bike there

Similar Products Used:

Mt Snow, Platekill, Colorado, Switzerland, etc.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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