Mahoneys - Trail, mattapoisett, Massachusetts

Mahoneys - Trail, mattapoisett, Massachusetts

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all different terrains

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[Jul 26, 2008]
luberV
Cross Country Rider

I am from out of town visiting Marion and wanted a place to ride for a few hours. I read what others have said about the development of land where these trails are with a recent golf course construction. There are still plenty of trails to keep you busy for several hours here but it was probably even better before the golf course. This place is flat. Almost no hill climbing but what it lacks in elevation is made up for with miles of rock and root strewn twisty single track. With a suspension bike it would not be a big deal but on my single speed hardtail it kept things interesting. You can have a fun ride here but this place is in need of some TLC and trail work. If a local bike organization spent some time here regularly it could be really good. A lot of the lower elevation trails are muddy and rutted severly by motorcycles. There is also an old but still pretty sturdy freeride type area across the dirt access road. Some features here are BIG (10 foot dropopffs) and big gap jumps if you are into stuff like that. Overall a fun place to explore for a couple of hours but it could use some serious work.

Customer Service

Park somewhere in the industrial complex. Enter the trail near the golf course at the end of the paved road then get lost in the woods and ride. If you want the freeride esperience then ride down the dirt road about a mile and then look on the left across the power line area.

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3
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3
[Feb 20, 2008]
Mellodog
Cross Country Rider

Very sorry to post this sad news ,but the golf course people have screwed up our trails .Bolders at trail heads, dug up the old railroad bed .& posted the whole area. Do not bother going. I rode in there yesterday,2-19-08 ,first time since hunting season ended. its a mess.......SAD
mellodog

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1
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1
[Feb 02, 2007]
Mellodog
Cross Country Rider

Well Boys & Girls ,the golf course is finished & they did take lots of our good trails.The good news is that the Mahoneys -Mattapoisett trail area is better than ever ! Some people have done lots of work in there .A new ,large "freeride playground " is in place & new XC trails have been cut .There is something here for everyone. Singletrack ,stunts ,lots of it, You name it. This is the best kept secret on the South Coast of Ma.I have been riding here for years ,a few times a week & hardly ever see other riders ,only tracks .Hope I havent screwed things up ,but come & enjoy it . Note ..aerobic difficulty is controled by how fast you ride !You can BOMB or BOP

Customer Service

Rt 185 ,Exit 19A ,Left at industrial park .go to the end & park.ride down the old railroad bed & take single track off either side.freeride Park is on the left side ,over the powerline & cell phone tower clearing.The "Stone Garden" trail is also on this cleared sec.

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Explore the whole sec.You can ride in here for hours & hook up with the Independance Park trail in Marion too. you can come out at the Wave Rest. ,make a left on Rt 105 & a right at the park.

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5
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3
[Apr 07, 1999]
Berserker

I've only ridden this trail twice so far, so I can't be an accurate judge of the whole system, but from what I've seen, it is good riding. Not much in the way of steep climbs or descents, but the trail has alot of "boney" sections that are technical but rideable for the intermediate biker.There are also a few log crossings that show signs of being ridden but not by me!,(maybe next time).Watch out for one log that is just barely high enough to ride under. There is also a huge boulder off to the side of the trail that has been split into 3 pieces that is cool to look at while resting.Remember this is only one short section of the trail system, there is much more that I have not ridden yet.

Customer Service

Steve's directions a very accurate, so unless you know the area, go with his recommended route. There is a fire road on the left of Rte.6 headed towards Marion (if you passed the Quaker church you went to far) that leads up to a water tower that has a trail behind it to the right that connects to the same trail system.

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3
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[Aug 13, 1999]
Berserker

I have moved to this town since my last review of this trail system and have hooked up with a local rider to show me more of it. There is ALOT more than what I had previously ridden, including some insanely tight singletrack that is a blast to ride as well as some more technical that I haven't ridden yet. Try the "Tinkham Forest" entrance by the water tower on North St. and just look for trails off to the side of the fire roads, they're everywhere. Well worth riding if you're in the area. I'll bump my previous rating up to 4 stars.

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4
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[Aug 22, 1999]
Tim

Flat, flat, flat. Good place to stay in the big chain ring and work on endurance. Lots of rooted and very winding single track through the trees. Fast and fun, teaches you to relax and roll over the small rough stuff. Be prepared to bounce off trees if you get off line. There are a few big rocks thrown in for amusement but mostly this is very easy stuff and a good place to bring folks who are just starting. Again, this place is flat but fun! Good riders can get in an excellent 20 to 30 mile workout in about two hours.

Customer Service

I start from the parking lot at the Wave restaurant located off of Route 105 exit. This is at the other end of the riding area from Mahoneys. The single track criss crosses the main trail, which is an old abandoned railroad right of way. Best to take your first right and just explore. There are lots of trails out there, none marked.

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3
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[Dec 10, 1999]
bryan

if you like the trails right off the road of the industrial park, try the entrance to the trails behind old rochester high school, also, across from the new century 21 building, there is an entrance with some twisty single track, this will bring you to the water tower, or towards marion.

Customer Service

easiest way is throught the industrial park entrance, but there are trails that lead to those woods all over mattapoisett and marion, the next town over.

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only one tidbit of advice, start in the morning, because it is very easy to take a wrong turn and head into another town, these trails could be ridden every day for a month, and you will always find something new.

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4
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[Jun 12, 2001]
chuck

these trails wind around each other,, there is some nice briges a wooden brige drop and 4 see saws. one of them is insanly high like 7 feet...u ride up a rock that is 7 foot high rock and ride straight on to this huge plank that bends down (this is for very skilled riders). theis some rocks u ride up and have to ride them down and they are preety steep goin down. also there is a new playground. you gotta ride up a 6 inch wide board that goes onto a rock 3 feet high ..then an0other board goes on to a skinny fallen tree that has the top slight flatened(this tree is dangerous when wet and is about 3 feet off the ground then after u ride the tree for 10 feet u take a 90 degree turn down to flat ground then 10 feet later ride up a 4 foot high rock on a skinny brige... than a long wide brige rides down and u have to do a drop to the regular trail (the drop is like 2 feet)

nice aye!! thhes trails kick go ride them

Customer Service

i really ride this every 2 days....go down the industrail park and go down the fire road and then go up a single track hill on the right and thats where the fun starts

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all of them in mattaposeet and a little in marion

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5
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[Oct 23, 2001]

still plenty of trails to ride but the best are getting ruined due to the construction of a golf course logging trucks and other heavy equipment are moving in. best bet try the woods behind walmart in dartmouth

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3
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