Weir Hill - TRAIL

Weir Hill - Trail, North Andover, Massachusetts

some very technical, muddy singletrack near the lake (my favorite) and long, steep, wide fire trails on the hill.

User Reviews (10)

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greg martin   [Dec 12, 1998]

great for all skill levels. for beginners there are some smooth, wide fire trails and for experts there is the back side of the hill, which has some very steep, technical climbs and descents. I live within riding distance of it, and i ride there almost weekly, but although its kind of small the trails are so varied I never get tired of it. overall its an excellent place to ride.

Customer Service

from the main trailhead near the high school, go straight, then turn left. this leads to some great technical stuff along the lake. if you follow this trail long enough, it eventually goes up the hill, where, after a fairly long climb, there is a great, very fast fire road downhill which leads back to where you started.

Similar Products Used: boxford state forest, lynn woods, bradley palmer state park
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TIm Osgood   [Aug 28, 1999]

Very Technical in some spots
Long hill climbs
watch out for runners walkers and dogs

Customer Service

Go through the main trailhead off of osgood st, and go straigh. This takes you through some technical stuff until you get to a bridge. After the bridge go right on the fire road about 10-20 feet then take the trail you see on the left. Follow it until you get to another fire road, go straight and there is a hill down to the lake that is very technical, and at the bottom go right. Then follow the lake which leads you through some very hard terrain with roots all over. Follow this to the opening where a road drops of to the lake go up the road 50 feet and go left on another trail that follows the lake to som double track and follow it until you get to a sighn. Here you can eirher leave or go on. If you go on you will encounter two hill climbs the second the largest and hardest. When you get to the top there is a big clearing with a stone bench good for resting. When rested you can go down the other side where it is very technical and fun and takes you right to where you started, but if not that you can go the way you came down wich as you saw is longer and much faster and more fun. when you get to the sign you can either go right and under the train bridge and out which leaves you about a mile down the road to your car, or you can continue going on numerous trails.

Similar Products Used: Boxford state forest
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Dave   [Jan 23, 2000]

I love Weir Hill. I've been riding it for two solid years and I have never gotten bored of it. Year round, it provides different riding conditions- frozen and snowy winter, muddy and wet spring, and dry hard packed summer. It has many technical sections of singletrack as well as fast fire roads, hill climbs and descents. There are trails good for beginners as well as experianced. Traffic is never too high, and there are fishing spots all over if you like to fish.

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Paul   [Feb 24, 2000]

Some technical section and one long climb but not a bad trail for beginers. Avoid weekends there are many walkers and hikers there.

Similar Products Used: Charles Ward Reservation
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John   [Apr 06, 2000]

several small trails w/ downhills, drop offs and uphills. On the right side of the reservation there,s a big downhill fire trail that leads to 2 single tracks on right w/ awesome vertical drops. Also nice vertical drop above the stone tunnel on right(facing beach). Good stuff considering size of area.

Customer Service

Several: Main entrance uphill trail on right, single tracks near lake w/ tree roots, downhill single tracks, drop offs near tunnel

Similar Products Used: Ward hill, Lynn Woods, harold parker, bradford state park,
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Kyle   [Aug 07, 2000]

Weir hill is a fun place for great short rides or if you want to ride it a few times in a day that is good too. It has some great downhill sections where you can just bomb down. Watch out for hikers, dogs, and hippies.

Customer Service

The best place to start is if you go up through the elderly home called edgewood up on osgood st. There are many little trails that you can take from there as well as a fun downhill that brings you along the lake right away. Spend some time finding new trails because it doesn't seem like much but there is a lot of trails packed into a pretty small area.

Similar Products Used: A good place to go for riders in the area is the little Masabesic trails in NH, and listen to my report of this trail because I live almost next to the trail and ride it about 4 times a week.
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Scott   [Oct 26, 2000]

I love this place. Rode this DAILY for 5 years racing against my Dog. It has terrific variety for such a small area. You'll never got bored. Always a challenge just trying to ride it faster every time.
Some areas along the lake freeze up in the winter. Watch where you put your front wheel!

Customer Service

I prefer to start by Millpond. Ride along Stevens Pond to warm up. Then hang a left just before you cross the bridge. Stay right all the way along the lake as far as you can go. Some very rooty areas along the lake that get very slippery with the water run-off from the hill. The up the hill to the retirement community. Left then right twice. Left across the bridge (no setting foot on the other end!). More roots then sharp left up the steep fire road to the field at the top for a great view (has a bench for those who need it!). Then hang a left for some awesome single track! Down then right going up and up again. Over the top is the best part, full speed down on twist single. Once back along the lake turn left to do the loop again or head right. Then keep on straight to go back UP to the field with the bench and back down the superfast fire road (try it with no brakes!!!) and then back out.

Similar Products Used: Charles Ward Reservation
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rjs   [Oct 25, 2001]

Nice Map at http://home.att.net/~stephen.manning/weir_web.gif

Customer Service

From Trail head on Osgood St, Go Straight for the singletrack. There is a lot of singletrack along the water, and between the 2 hills. Usually ride every day during lunch hour, and just take a different route to keep it exciting. The fire road down towards the water from the bench is fast, and fun. The singletrack down Weir hill towards the water is technical, and fast.
There are a lot of hikers with dogs, be cautious on blind corners. Can vary the loops, usually about 4-5 miles without repeating trails.

Similar Products Used: Ward Hill, Salem Town Forest, Massebesic, Fort Rock,
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Chris   [Nov 04, 2001]

Weir Hill is a great place for short beginer to itermediate riders. The trails are fire roads and single track with a few new trails that were build this past summer by kyle and his bro. The hill is somewhat dificult and gives the rider a challenging biking experiance.

Customer Service

Weir Hill is right between North Andovers water supply, Lake Cochicowick and Stevens Pond. The trails can be entered at many locations. Edgewood, Stevens pond, and the main enterence between Millpond and Edgewood.

Similar Products Used: Little Masabesic is a great place in lower NH
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Mike   [Nov 20, 2002]

See my detailed review for this and other trails along with my GPS-generated maps at

http://24.147.58.236/sheahome

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