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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
      Hopkins Hill 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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      Open on Sep 23, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,326
      State Ranking
      #3
      Trails
      109
      Total Distance
      71 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent
      8,003 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      487 ft
      Total Vertical
      233 ft
      Reports
      286
      Photos
      11
      Ridden Counter
      3,223

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      Recent Comments

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      user #604466woodsguytrailNutsGreat trail! Lots of fun, tough tech.
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 1:11pm
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