Monastary Trails - Trail, Cumberland, Island

Monastary Trails - Trail, Cumberland, Island

DESCRIPTION

Fast and smooth. Well packed singletrack thats not very technical at all. A great place to take someone that is just starting to ride, since everywhere else here in RI is way to hard for the timid newebie, even Big River. This is the only place I was able to do a full ride with my very new to mtbing girlfriend. They do hold a good race here everyyear as well..check EFTA.COM for more info..

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 14, 2006]
wizardsfire
Cross Country Rider

Nice after work or quick ride spot. I grew up 5 minutes from this place so I know it well.Mostly flat trails with a couple small inclines here and there,out back there is a good climb to a fairly poorly marked "red" trail (even knowing the place I end up on a different color, orange or blue). Like other reviews, this place is boarded by roads in every direction so getting lost isn't an issue but you may get delayed out back due to bad marking of trails.
Keep your eyes open...we had a Hawk fly off only 10 or 15 feet from us while on the red trail!

Customer Service

Circle around the road...Park CAR towards the exit area.

Easy...Ride the walk path, it's mostly flat and smooth but there are people walking so slow is a must. 1 1/4 miles.

Hardest you can find...Ride the walk path, where is hooks right about half way in you'll see a dirt road straight ahead...follow between water and hook a right through a field, right down a hill and it loops back to the walk path again(9 Mens Misery Monument is on this end of the path), left after water brings you to the top of the quarry and/or to the colored trails(bear right).
At the right(to field)or left(to quarry)there is a small single track straight ahead(right side)that will lead you across the back corner of the field and into the bottom half of the red trail, there is a couple good climbs in a row here.You can spend a couple hours here if you explore everything you can find or be done in 15 minutes.

THAT'S ABOUT IT THOUGH...



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2
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2
[Sep 01, 1999]
mike james

look above i guessed i goffed

Customer Service

its been a long time but i used to go to summer camp here and we always walked the trails. i've been away for sometime now and i'm sure it is still good. some where back in the woods is a grave site of ten indains. we use to go there and party awesome spot those trails were. if you ever get a chance to ride them go for it. i know i'll do it when i go home someday.

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5
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[Sep 28, 1999]
Gary

If you simply follow the paths it's tough to get lost because it's bounded by streets and houses. There aren't any signs to get direction from, so if it's sunny just try to keep tract of the sun's position relative to you. It's a great place for new riders to work on their off road skills without being overwhelmed by anything too overwhelming. The worst case is you may need to either walk it down or push it up. Otherwise, for the intermediate or advanced rider it's fast and fun.

Customer Service

Start at the back of the library in the designated parking area. It is important to stay clear of the crushed stone trails as they are for walkers only. If you must ride them, please try to slow down, and give way to the "pedestranians".

Similar Products Used:

Diamond Hill State park about 5 -7 miles west on RT 114, Diamond Hill Road. This is not a beginners area--at all. It's tough climbing over rocks, and some reasonably challenging descents.

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5
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[Jul 11, 2001]
Rich Souza

Behind the library is the entrance to Monastary trails. I say trails because there are so many trails there you cannot just talk about one. Once on the main trail behind the library you go straight until you see the field straight in front of you. From there you can go anyway you want. If you go straight through the field it is smooth guick riding. If you go left at the field it is up hill trail riding until you see lynch rock pit and you have to star your way down one of the many routes back to the center of the monastary. If you go through the field all the way and go right over a little stream you'll see some power lines and follow them out to the main road. Or if you want at the end of that field take the left and there is so many trails up in there to. I keep talking about this field just behind the monastary because that is the center of it all. All through that field there are many different styles of trails off to the left or the right. Just go out an explore them.
I grew up with the monastary in my back yard for 21 years and my parents still live there. There are trails there for all mtb riders from quick flat single track to the rocky ups and downhills. May be I'll see you out there someday.

Customer Service

The Cumberland Monastary is located on route 114(Diamond Hill Rd)off 295 exit 11 towards Central Falls about 2.5 miles on the right.

Similar Products Used:

Diamond Hiill State park is good.

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5
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[Jun 08, 2003]
john

are you kidding me? i have recently moved here and tried this place because of the reviews i read here. you cannot ride 10 minutes in any direction without running into a developement. are there any places you can get a decent ride without travelling more than an hour around here?

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1
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[Jul 01, 2003]
Bobjsim

I tried this trail the other day after reading the various reviews here. Not bad. Most of the other reviews are right on about the level of riding and the trail conditions. One poster said he couldn't ride 10 minutes without going into someones property. That is an overstatement. Granted, this is not a large tract of virgin wilderness, but if you are looking for a place to ride for an hour or so after work, these are very good trails. Good variety of flat to twisty to rocky singletrack. I wouldn't plan a day trip around riding here, but if you live in the area these are decent trails to get in some quality riding.

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3
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