Breakheart reservation - Trail, Wakefield or Saugus, Massachusetts

Breakheart reservation - Trail, Wakefield or Saugus, Massachusetts

DESCRIPTION

Both paved and unpaved. Thoughsands of ways to go

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 21, 2018]
jleon68

Strength:

Variety - hills, short descents.. some features where to play and have fun. Some single track. Not a big place but you will get a bit of a ride out of it. I live close by so it is very convenient.

Weakness:

A bit small... have to repeat trails if you are looking to bike more than 8 miles.

OVERALL
RATING
4
[Sep 20, 2006]
NE_fsrxc
Cross Country Rider

Tons of fun for a local park. Really a lot to discover. Lots of twisty, rocky single track and nice flat, wider sections. Great views of the 2 lakes as you ride. Paved paths are nice to take a breather on, but i only use them to get to the next trail. Occasional walker here and there. People seem pretty friendly and tolerant of mtb'ers too! Good cardio, good terrain. I'm fairly new to the area, so I'm thrilled. Only a 10 minute ride (by bicycle) from my house. So i get my warm-up in on the way.

Customer Service

I typically go out Water St. from Wakefield. Take a right on Farm St. and pass the Wakefield High. Take a left right after the school and go up by the vocational school. The entrance is right there at the end of the parking lot...can't miss it. I start out going right, taking the paved path a quarter mile or so to "Fern Path", a left off the paved path. Then explore my way around. You come to a fork with a small bridge on the left. Go over that if you want a little more of a tame ride. Go right into the single track if you're ready for some serious practice.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 04, 2006]
XCFred
Racer

Amazing place - rocky downhils, climbs, scenic vistas, fast fireroads, slow, hihgly technical single track. Two beautiful lakes with single track going all around them. The thing with this place is, you have to know where to go to find the good trails. It's best to go with someone who knows the place (not many know it well for mountain biking). There are some of the best and hardes downhills I know of in the greater Boston area in here, as well as some of the most technical, hilly, and challenging single track. There are enough trails in here to keep me occupied for three hours, and still wanting to come back every day. The Boston area's best kept secret! Right off of Route 1 in between Saugus and Wakefield, and you feel like you're 100 miles north in the middle of New Hampshire! Beautiful, amazing place. Highily recommended!

Customer Service

Enter from Farm St./Main St. Wakefield/Saugus right under where the power lines cross the road, follow the trail under the power lines, up the hill to the right, from there, many different ways to go.

Similar Products Used:

Greenwood Woods trails - across the street; they connect Breakheart to the Greenwood section of Wakefield, but you really have to know the area well to know how to connect the dots. email me if you want more info. Lynn woods, of course. Th Fells - okay, pales in comparison to Breakheart.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 10, 1999]
steve

interesting place. numerous rocky hilltops within close proximity along with two small reservoirs. two paved bike loops bisect the wooded trails and make for some fast bombing. hilly terrain. doubletrack maintained. some trails closed to bikes.good views

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 21, 1999]
FFF

Good place to mountain bike with about 5 miles of circular paved roads that are extremly hilly and fun to bomb down at 50mph! Also many off road trails that are fun.

Customer Service

"Ash Path" is a fire path that goes through part of the park, it's my favorite route.

Similar Products Used:

The trails around crystal lake in wakefield/greenwood.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 23, 1999]
Mike

Breakheart Reservation is a 640-acre hardwood forest with jagged, rocky outcroppings, two fresh-water lakes, and a rambling section of the Saugus River. Seven rocky hills, over 200 feet high, provide vistas of Boston, southern New Hampshire and central Massachusetts. An extensive trail system through the woodlands guides visitors to various areas of the reservation. Fishing in Silver and Pearce Lakes, hiking the trails and birdwatching by the Saugus River are popular year-round activities. The supervised swimming area at Pearce Lake, one of the few fresh- water swimming spots north of Boston, draws crowds in the summer. In addition to its natural resources, the reservation has a rich cultural history.

Customer Service

Check out Castle Rock and Eagle Summit, they provide some really excellent views of the area

Similar Products Used:

MDC Blue Hills Reservation

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 15, 2000]
Freddy

I actually ride here once a day. I love it because it's one mile up the road and the paved hills provide good cardio (screw the gym). There are trails and some are fairly technical, it's not permitted to ride but most don't care as long as you don't rip it up.

Eagle rock provides an excellent view and is a good relaxing area.

Sometimes there are some hunnies at the beach (1 or 2 every week, not much)

Customer Service

I stick to the pavement.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 21, 2002]
Dave

I rode here while looking for Lynn Woods. The paved section are scenic and would be good for casual riding. There's a good bit of walkers, children & dogs so I wouldn't get too fast.

There's a bunch of small trails scattered about. Nothing amazing nor organized.

Customer Service

Get on the pavement and keep an eye out for trails. Or park down by the Cedar Glen golf course & enter via MDC 26.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
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