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      Big River is a large tract (8600 acres) of land governed by Water Resources Board and located mainly in West Greenwich near exit 6, 6a & 7 along interstate 95 (south side of the highway from Amgen). It was aquired to build a reservoir many years ago but the project was never really started. Currently the north side (not shown in the maps below) is being considered for a well field to add to the local water system. The south side of BR and Carr Pond area hold a laborinth of trails mostly made over decades by the motorcycles and interwoven with old farmer and logging roads.

      Around every Earth Day over the past several years (a weekend in April) a sizable group of NEMBAites and other environmental minded groups get together to help clean some of the rubbish out of Big River. 2008 turned out 100 volunteers filling 8 dumpsters with mostly historic trash from old homesteads deep in the woods, abondoned cars and tire dumps. Here’s a short film of our 2013 efforts (80 volunteers/3 hours/3 dumpsters)
      When the use guidelines were written for Big River mountain biking did not exist. In early 2010 mountain biking in Big River was made legal through a bill in the house spearheaded by Representative Ray Sullivan. New use guidelines are being drafted that will likely be similar to Arcadia for riding in Big River.

      We continue to take a proactive approach working with the WRB on projects like the cleanup.
      Many people consider Big River to be the one of the best places to ride in the State. Give Big River a try and decide for yourself.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Big River / Carr Pond
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Congdon Mill Road Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Park and Ride, exit 7 off I-95
      Parking Lot, Hopkins Hill Rd, exit 6A off I-95
      Parking Lot, Burnt Sawmill Rd, exit 6 off I-95
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      Region Details
      • 11
      • 43
      • 116
      • 8
      • 1
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 31, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      181
      Trails Mountain Bike
      180
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Hike
      175
      Trails Trail Running
      175
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      55
      Trails Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      51
      Total Distance
      97 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent
      5,731 ft
      Total Vertical
      229 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      485 ft
      Reports
      1,393
      Photos
      143
      Ridden Counter
      35,699

      Photos of Big River Management Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Lower Pants
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      Oct 13, 2022 @ 9:02pm
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      trail: Lower Pants
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      Oct 13, 2022 @ 9:02pm
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      trail: Lower Pants
      3 |
      Oct 13, 2022 @ 9:02pm
      Oct 13, 2022
      trail: Lower Pants
      5 |
      Oct 13, 2022 @ 9:02pm
      Oct 13, 2022
      trail: Lower Pants
      8 |
      Oct 13, 2022 @ 9:02pm
      Oct 13, 2022
      trail: Ring Road
      8 |
      Aug 30, 2022 @ 7:38am
      Aug 30, 2022
      trail: Ring Road
      20 |
      Aug 30, 2022 @ 7:38am
      Aug 30, 2022
      trail: Ring Road
      23 |
      Aug 30, 2022 @ 7:38am
      Aug 30, 2022

      Videos of Big River Management Area Mountain Bike

      October 16th 2020
      2:26 | 142 | Oct 19, 2020
      October 16th 2020
      5:52 | 78 | Oct 19, 2020
      October 16th 2020
      22:16 | 30 | Oct 19, 2020
      The Wall(snow)
      trail: The Wall
      0:20 | 183 | Feb 16, 2017
      Bearded Bill Rides The Wall
      trail: The Wall
      0:07 | 438 | Jan 29, 2017
      Jamaican Trail Vibez
      trail: Pants
      1:11 | 200 | Jan 20, 2017
      2016 Gravity Soul Dual Slalom Final Heat 1
      trail: Slalom
      0:34 | 73 | Oct 25, 2016
      2016 Gravity Soul Dual Slalom Round 1 Heat 2
      trail: Slalom
      0:31 | 76 | Oct 25, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      STM Access
      Jan 8, 2023 @ 5:01pm
      Jan 8, 2023
      VariablejohnkrobLarge tree down across trail.
      Upper Piney
      Jan 1, 2023 @ 3:34pm
      Jan 1, 2023
      VariablejohnkrobLarge tree down just S of connection with...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2128835mfw2k20addreportDNA and 6 more
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 11:10am
      9 mins
      user #2926122johnkrobaddreportShort Thighs
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 7:11pm
      Jan 22, 2023
      user #2898191fzXP8xriddentrailFoster's Folly
      Jan 18, 2023 @ 12:03pm
      Jan 18, 2023
      user #2898191fzXP8xvotetrailFoster's Folly
      Jan 18, 2023 @ 12:03pm
      Jan 18, 2023
      user #773875Sandman012wishlistrouteNo Regrets
      Jan 16, 2023 @ 7:05am
      Jan 16, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2262903CDBlackwellreportFlipper accessCleaned up.
      Jan 3, 2023 @ 6:19am
      Jan 3, 2023
      user #1481746gbtourtrailLower GracieMook, the problem is the way the trail is laid...
      Oct 18, 2022 @ 5:19am
      Oct 18, 2022
      user #2128835mfw2k20reportDead ShedI was able to clear the downed tree myself, so...
      Oct 15, 2022 @ 7:32am
      Oct 15, 2022
      user #2188109mappermooktrailLower GracieMiddle section of this trail throws some big...
      Sep 24, 2022 @ 2:19pm
      Sep 24, 2022
      user #1481746gbtourtrailWallywoodThe entrance or exit that comes out on Gun...
      Aug 26, 2022 @ 8:14am
      Aug 26, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Arcadia Management Area 43 67 40 26.9 km
      Wickaboxet Management Area7.2 km
      Bleachery Woods 17.3 km
      Ryan Park 16 15 28.1 km
      Goddard Park8.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike18096 miles5,709 ft38 miles230 ft
      #128#521431,3931017,226
      Horse23,963 ft43 ft1,490 ft39 ft
      3275
      Hike17596 miles5,630 ft38 miles230 ft
      #83#421,390289
      Trail Running17596 miles5,630 ft38 miles230 ft
      #82#411,3901400
      Snowmobile13,671 ft305 ft69 ft
      Snowshoe5518 miles863 ft7 miles174 ft
      #99#661706
      Downhill Ski13,671 ft305 ft69 ft
      Nordic Ski5115 miles741 ft6 miles174 ft
      #125#871624
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