Mt. Tom Trail South - TRAIL

Mt. Tom Trail South - Trail, Exeter, Island

It starts with a climb on foot up rock face. When you get to a point where you can ride follow the trail where you can. It's a very technical rocky ride that will test the best. I'm not the best but I loved it, a lot of drop offs and steep narrow trails on rocky formations that will test your nerves and skills. The view from the top is good and you can head east from this trail and ride some of the trails on the south side of 165.

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Fatrick   Weekend Warrior [Nov 05, 2011]

This trail tastes nothing like chili peppers, or Tom. I got my balls twisted on this trail and one had to be removed!

Customer Service

All of them (except the ball twister, you'll know when you see it)

Similar Products Used: Nothing else
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pope924   Weekend Warrior [May 13, 2011]

I figured I would just give an update to the reviews on this trail. I guess you can consider everything north of route 165 part of "South Mt. Tom".
Not much has changed since the last review back in 2005. There are still alot of good trails. Some are good for cross country - you end up in some open farm fields, and some are very rocky - lots of babyheads... there are alot of cool spots to stop and chill for a few minutes.
If you take barber trail north there are quite a few trails to take off of that road. There is one trail in particular I don't recommend - the eschoheug trail (its marked with white boxes). Its definetly a "hike-a-bike" trail - plus you go through some swampy areas- lots of mosquitos...
URE outfitters in Hope Valley still sells a decent map for Arcadia for like 12 bucks.

Customer Service

Just explore...you'll find one you like...

Similar Products Used: South of Route 165 is decent...
Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown is ok...
Bluff point in Groton is ok...
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ZABOOZKY   Cross Country Rider [Jun 02, 2005]

In my opinion most of this section of Mt. Tom is not truly a trail, it's more of a trials area. Not unrideable, but really more of a trials/trick area, not huge drop offs, but your talking an average speed of 1-2mph for this 2 mile section. If you enjoy drops, tricks and practicing your rock moves this is 1 of 2 places in Arcadia. But if your looking to ride, I would think twice about this section. But great places to stop at 4:20.

Customer Service

You can park at the White church on Rte165, cross 165 onto the dirt road and take the 1st or 2nd right turn onto single track, both trails take you to the same place. Cross the river and head left, you'll find a combination of fire roads & single track that will take you out to a paved road crossing. Hit the trail head across the street and your on the hairy section of Mt. Tom. You can also head out to Escoheag trail to the left behind the White Church up into HELL trail, this will take you out to the rock ledge at 165, cross over at the top of the hill and you can enter the other end of Mt. Tom.

Similar Products Used: If your into this trail, head up 165 and take a right onto Escoheagh Hill Road. Pull into the management area on the right about 1 mile up. Head back into the woods toward the right on the single track, you'll be in trials heaven. Don't forget the PADS!
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Larry aka butters   Downhiller [Jul 11, 2003]

Until I found this trail I thought mtb in ri sucked. And I mean sucked bad!But this trail has it all;slow tech. climbs,rippin'downhills,3to6 foot drops,and a line on the ridge where there is about a 50 foot drop.I ride out and back 2 to 3 times and it's never the same.

Customer Service

I park right off Mt.Tom road right where it gets good. You start climbing and hit the good stuff in minutes!

Similar Products Used: where the trials motor bikes play I have heard it called "the gorge" or "the ledges"
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ryan miller   [Dec 25, 1998]

this trail kicks ass!!!! really rocky and technical
great views of arcadia this has to be one of the best trails in new england-only complaint is that it is too short. YOU HAVE TO RIDE THOIS TRAIL !!!

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look above

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RYAN   [Dec 25, 1998]

this has to be one of the best trails in new england
great views. very technical- it is too damn short but still awesome.

Customer Service

look above

Similar Products Used: breakheart
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Evan Speck   [Mar 07, 1999]

It starts with a climb on foot up rock face. When you get to a point where you can ride follow the trail where you can. It's a very technical rocky ride that will test the best. I'm not the best but I loved it, a lot of drop offs and steep narrow trails on rocky formations that will test your nerves and skills. The view from the top is good and you can head east from this trail and ride some of the trails on the south side of 165.

It is an exciting ride. It starts off at the break heart route and then just before you enter the break heart drop off you take a left. This is a route that will test the best of riders. Goig down this trail will make your adrenaline go off the charts because if you are to fall, you are going to get hurt. Lots of sharp and jagged rocks that will ruin a bike and ruin a persons body. But this ride is worth it. After going down Mt. Tom you can stand on the big rock and look at the traffic go by on 165.

Similar Products Used: Break Heart: is awsome trail for the intermediate type of rider
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Trevor Greene   [Mar 07, 1999]

Ah yes! Mt Tom. There is really no other way to describe it but one word. Awesome! If you like extreme mountain biking you like this area. Its average distance for up and down on an average loop is about 4-5 miles; however, there are very nice 10-20 mile loops that includes it. Many people think that its best to have a full suspension bike for this trail but I own a hardtail and I have just as much fun on it as any full suspension bike. There is anything you can think of included in this trail: sand, rocks, steep hills, and steep drop offs, etc. This is an extremely fun trail to bike for the advanced or intermediate rider.

Similar Products Used: Brakeheart, other trails in Arcadia, Big River.
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Grand Pooh Bear   [May 18, 1999]

I have to agree that this is one kickin' trail! The views are awesome, particularly in the autumn. It is quite extreme. It is a test of skill and nerve. Short? Yes, but I would not want to ride this type of trail too long. Incorporated in one of many possible loops in Arcadia, it provides quite the challenge. It has everything a rider could desire.

Customer Service

Start in the main parking lot on the north side of Arcadia and pick up Mt. Tom where it crosses 165.

Similar Products Used: Any trail in Arcadia Management Area which is open to bikes is well worth the trip. Big River is good riding, too.
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DP   [Jun 20, 1999]

Rode Arcadia for my first time yesterday; thoroughly impressed with the trails. Great mix of terrain; I had one of the best rides I've had in quite a while. The Mt Tom trail was a highlight of the day, along with the motocycle trials area. Fantastic place to ride technical stuff. Wish I lived closer.

Similar Products Used: For everyone that loves the Mt Tom trail but wishes it was a little longer, I just wanted to recommend a trip to Lynn Woods (Lynn MA) to ride the Bow Ridge Trail. Same sort of terrain, but lots more of it. Brush up on your drop-off skills and bring a few bandaids. You'll love it.
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