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      At over 14,000 mostly forested acres, the Arcadia Management Area is the state’s largest recreational area, offering users a great variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Co-managed by DEM’s Divisions of Forest Environment and Fish & Wildlife, it is promoted as, and actively managed for hunting, as well as fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, to name a few activities. “Multiple use” management principles apply, assuring a safe and satisfying experience for hunters and non-hunters alike.

      Miles upon miles of gravel roads and well marked and maintained trails entice hikers to return to a different section each visit. These same trails are often used by mountain bikers or horseback riders so all users need to act responsibly, show courtesy, and “share the road”. Recommended parking for mountain bikers is at either the Browning Mill Pond Recreation Area lot, or the Brook Trail lot which accesses Midway Trail.

      Fishing and boating is allowed in Breakheart Pond, but not swimming, cooking, or fires. If you are 14 years old or under, try fishing for trout in the stocked Frosty Hollow Pond, which has a handicapped accessible fishing platform. The Wood River, which flows through the heart of the Management Area is also stocked with trout and offers anglers one of the best freshwater fishing experiences available in the state. But remember, some parts of the river are available to fly fisherman only, and others are “catch and release” only. (Contact DEM’s Division of Fish & Wildlife for more information about fishing these areas.)

      Canoeists and kayakers can enjoy the Wood River ’s Class I and Class II stream rating that assures an unforgettable outdoor experience for both novice and experienced alike. A designated canoe launch area is found at the Deer Check Station on Route 165, and there are put-in or take-out areas at each major road crossing. Horseback riders can enjoy camping at the Reynold’s Horseman Area. “Walk in” camping is also available, by permit, at the “Backpack Area”, and a shelter is available for overnight rental at the Frosty Hollow Pond Recreation area.
      John B Hudson Trailhead - Rt 165 google parking directions
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 25, 2021
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      198
      Trails Mountain Bike
      187
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      198
      Trails Trail Running
      197
      Trails Horse
      55
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      111
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      3
      Trails Nordic Ski
      95
      Total Distance
      121 miles
      Total Descent
      9,570 ft
      Total Vertical
      438 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      561 ft
      Reports
      765
      Photos
      228
      Ridden Counter
      12,221

      Photos of Arcadia Management Area Mountain Bike

      3 |
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 8:24am
      Jun 26, 2022
      12 |
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 8:24am
      Jun 26, 2022
      trail: Colby cutoff
      8 |
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 8:23am
      Jun 26, 2022
      trail: Horse
      2 |
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 6:32am
      Jun 14, 2022
      trail: Horse
      2 |
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 6:32am
      Jun 14, 2022
      trail: Sand Trail
      4 |
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 6:20am
      Jun 14, 2022
      2 |
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 6:19am
      Jun 14, 2022
      10 |
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 10:36am
      Jan 15, 2022

      Videos of Arcadia Management Area Mountain Bike

      1-1-12 Arcadia with Bionic Man and Greta
      1:53 | 364 | Jan 4, 2012
      1-1-12 Arcadia New years day pt.2
      3:31 | 206 | Jan 4, 2012
      11-27-11 South side -Arcadia
      0:54 | 155 | Nov 27, 2011
      Arcadia Fun Ride 2022 - RI Nemba Event -...

      4:15 | 25 | Jun 13, 2022
      MTB Arcadia Management Area 'Breakheart'
      trail: Breakheart
      2:35 | 99 | Oct 11, 2021 , Exeter
      MTB Arcadia Management Area 'Enduro'
      4:08 | 89 | Oct 11, 2021 , Exeter
      MTB Arcadia Management Area 'Parkway' and...
      3:14 | 97 | Oct 11, 2021 , Exeter
      MTB Arcadia Management Area 'Parkway' and...
      3:14 | 131 | Oct 11, 2021 , Exeter

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Serpintine
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 9:53am
      Jul 16, 2022
      DrySandman012Seriously overgrown, extremely hard to...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Roots, Bloody Roots
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 7:06am
      Aug 2, 2022
      Wet Small tree down across trail, can...rcampbelliii
      No Name Extension
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 6:57am
      Aug 2, 2022
      WetOvergrown vegetationrcampbelliii
      Breakthru Trail
      Jul 20, 2022 @ 4:30pm
      Jul 20, 2022
      DryHike Sign in placeamc-minimott08 AMC-NARR
      River Trail (AMC) + NST
      Jul 20, 2022 @ 4:08pm
      Jul 20, 2022
      DryHike Minor blowdownamc-minimott08 AMC-NARR
      Ben Utter Trail + NST (TW-RT/NST)
      Jul 20, 2022 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 20, 2022
      DryHike Someone x out the fish signamc-minimott08 AMC-NARR
      Tanner Washout
      Jul 20, 2022 @ 3:03pm
      Jul 20, 2022
      DryHike Needs brushing near trailhead.amc-minimott08 AMC-NARR
      John B. Hudson
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 4:43pm
      Jul 6, 2022
      DryHike Trailhead Parking Lot here. 9-10 carsamc-minimott08 AMC-NARR
      John B. Hudson EB (BHT-TT)
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 3:19pm
      Jul 6, 2022
      IdealHike Could use alittle brushing, overall good...amc-minimott08 AMC-NARR
      Browning Mill Pond
      Jul 4, 2022 @ 11:24am
      Jul 4, 2022
      Dry tree downPatFin
      Midway Single track
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 4:36am
      Jun 26, 2022
      Idealpatdowling

      Activity Feed

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      user #2844213mike88888wishlistroute2021 Arcadia Fun Ride Green
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 4:02am
      2 days
      user #1909972duncan-doriddentrail95 Trail
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 5:51am
      Aug 6, 2022
      user #2708558charos10wishlistroute2022 Fun Ride Main Loop
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 9:17pm
      Aug 4, 2022
      user #2708558charos10wishlistroute2022 Fun Ride Main Loop
      Aug 3, 2022 @ 8:34pm
      Aug 3, 2022
      user #2819956rcampbelliiiwishlistrouteArcadia
      Aug 3, 2022 @ 10:02am
      Aug 3, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #3095973amc-minimott08reportJohn B. HudsonJohn B. Hudson Trail from Rt 165 to where it...
      Jul 8, 2022 @ 5:03pm
      Jul 8, 2022
      user #3095973amc-minimott08reportBeach Pond Access Road to HousesThe trees that were down on this section have...
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 7:11am
      Jul 1, 2022
      user #2433090patdowlingtrailColby cutoffTrail is in tough shape. Looks like it gets...
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 9:51am
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #2433090patdowlingtrailMt Tom TrailBrutal. It’s kind of like a mountain.
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 8:26am
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #2433090patdowlingtrailJeff'sThis trail is a lot of fun, especially in...
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 6:40pm
      Jun 19, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Beach Pond 5 15 23.5 km
      Wickaboxet Management Area4.4 km
      Camp Yawgoog 1 17 4 15.5 km
      Green Falls (Pachaug State Forest) 1 7 36 km
      Big River Management Area 35 108 8 16.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike187111 miles9,098 ft47 miles436 ft
      #730#380141771193,981
      E-Bike12 miles30 ft
      41334
      Hike198119 miles9,354 ft49 miles436 ft
      #544#330887624258
      Trail Running197118 miles9,341 ft49 miles436 ft
      #548#3287644150
      Horse5522 miles1,014 ft7 miles430 ft
      #115#9436111
      Snowmobile11,841 ft95 ft1,841 ft95 ft
      2
      Snowshoe11169 miles3,753 ft27 miles436 ft
      #60#3720521
      Backcountry Ski3
      Nordic Ski9555 miles3,025 ft22 miles436 ft
      #39#311872
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