the quarries - TRAIL

the quarries - Trail, Concord, Hampshire

really rocky, its the old, abondened part of Swenson's granite quarry, so don,t get caught. And watch out for the 200 foot cliffs.

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mtnfun   Cross Country Rider [Nov 22, 2003]

From Jefferson Pilot building is a nice climb/(and excellent technical downhill home) for strong riders. I rode in the fall so it was hard to find some of the trails. The trails are not to technical (aside from the 1st climb). Finally glad to find something closer to home other than clough ( a great ride)

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start at jefferson pilot

Similar Products Used: clough! check out boscawen town forest too
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Dan   [Dec 20, 2000]

If you don't like hills, stay away. You start out by riding up, up, up. There is very little really technical stuff here. Just lots of rocks on some sections. The ride back down is the best part. You can go quite fast. The rocks and ledge become a little tricky in the rain.

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Brian   [Jun 18, 2001]

start at Jefferson Pilot finacial building. you can park out back in the parking lot and the trail head is right there. from there you can go into the quarries and all around its a great ride lots of rocks and roots, totally rough. the first mile is uphill but once you get to the top of the mountian its a fast pace downhill stint from there on. theres so many trails going off in different directions so you can go for 2 miles or all day.

Customer Service

start at Jefferson Pilot finacial building and end at god knows where the trails keep going for miles.

Similar Products Used: all over the quarries, trails seem to go forever. great downhill and alot of rocks.
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Blue   [Jul 10, 2001]

bring bug spray, water and your swimsuit. the first quarry is beautiful to swim in.

Customer Service

Ride up the trail behind the cemetary to the first quarry, that is pretty much the hub of all the trails in that area. From there you can choose to go for several different rides. keep going up the hill for a really great long ride with a mix of single track, double track, uphill, downhill and cross country.

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Mark   [Apr 09, 2002]

Many trails experienced riding for the most part, be aware of cliffs from the old quarries and stay away from the prison... Bike magazine included this ride in a New England specail a few years ago...

Customer Service

I enjoy the route through Via Tranquila, less climbing, But any of the numerous entrances will do.

Similar Products Used: Lots of fun and swimming
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andrew levick   [Apr 26, 2002]

i ride this trail every day, for i live 5 minutes away by bike. from the jefferson pilot building, its alot of tech climbing. i only recamend that route for the best tech climbers, unless you want to hike-a-bike more then ride. the only problem is that a family lives next to the best access to the area and wont let anyone ride there. little do they know that just about every jounior mountain biker starts from there.

Customer Service

start at the snowshoe club and ride the jungle wich ends up in the quarries. from there ride to state owned access road and take a left onto a nasty little downhill section, from there its all up to you

Similar Products Used: from the zeinth of the quarries go across the road, from there you can ride some of concords best trails. they are located behind the hospital and offer trails for all skill levels. my house is a favorite start point for most ridders. the best trail is off the access road, by the watter tower, and it goes behind Granite Ledges, a new old folks home. if you want to get more info or join up on one of my many rides drop me an email or call me at 225-7995. i get back from school on may 27th.
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Joe   [Jun 29, 2002]

I had a really good ride. I didnt think it was too crazy. The large quarry at the top is absolutely beautifull (except for the graffiti, dumb kids), worth the trip just for that. That quarry (theres a few) is located at the top and there is a splendid view of Concord from the very steep cliffs just off the quarry. There were three vultures circling off the cliffs so I got a real close view of them, magnificant!
I came out at one point at the Concord water supply on a residential street. I turned around and went past the NO TRESSPASSING signs and back into the woods where i had just come out. I dont know if anyone is enforcing the trespassing thing because there is many trails in those woods. There is a trail that runs along the telephone lines which was pretty good too.
Next time I'll see if i can make it to Concord Hospital from the quarry.
Kinda, strange, I was out there for three hours and i didnt see one person.

Customer Service

I entered from the very back of the Jefferson Pilot financial building located at Granite place. You can
enter at the very rear of the cemetary

Similar Products Used: Really good single track at Masabesic (www.fomba.com)
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