I am 46 years old and looking to get back into MTB after a decade long absence. I definitely want to start out on easy trails such as the Rocky Meadows trails in Belmont MA. I am curious if there are other easy trails that other users can recommend. At this stage I feel most comfortable keeping both wheels on the ground and even once my skills improve I am not interested in jumps more than a foot off the ground.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Hi, John I am putting Rocky Meadows on my must ride list.
There is Borderland State Park in No. Easton perhaps 30 miles south of Boston. There is a three mile flat as a pancake hard packed dirt road encircling beautiful ponds. It can get pretty packed with pedestrians on the weekends though.
Blue Hills Reservation on Hillside Road off 138 in Milton has very flat Green trails around Houghton's Pond and Ponkapoag Pond. There is also a mostly Blue mountain bike trail that snakes through the woods beginning diagonally across from the State Police Barracks on Hillside Road. It begins on the paved Bugbee Trail, soon becoming a loose gravel carriage road. This entire Blue trail is marked with white arrows on the trees, and is easy to follow as long as we keep an eye out for those arrows. There are spots on this white arrow trail where I prefer to carry or push the bike. Other than that, there are lots of areas on this trail that are quite easy. Although the white arrow trail branches off Bugbee in places, at times I ignore the arrows, staying on Bugbee out to where it hooks left in a tiny field within a few yards from Route 24. The white arrow trail branches left into the woods here. However, moving past the white arrow trail, I continue on this same Green trail I've been describing because it soon becomes a well-packed easy carriage road running closely parallel to Rt. 24. Blue Hills Reservation is gorgeous. I hope this will help. Good riding to you. 🚴♀️