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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 Dec 6, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #966
      State Ranking
      #3
      Trails (view details)
      109
      Trails Mountain Bike
      109
      Trails Hike
      109
      Trails Trail Running
      109
      Total Distance
      73 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      32 miles
      Total Descent
      8,221 ft
      Total Vertical
      233 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      487 ft
      Reports
      296
      Photos
      11
      Ridden Counter
      3,592

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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Recent Comments

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      user #1678209MalfytrailRoller CoasterGreat flow!
      Dec 9, 2018 @ 8:28am
      1 days
      user #604466woodsguytrailNutsGreat trail! Lots of fun, tough tech.
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 1:11pm
      Sep 24, 2018
      user #1424136Propp3trailToastersas of 9/21/18...completely unrideable after...
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 3:40pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      user #604466woodsguytrailDon's Down and OutVery cool trail. Flowy tech.
      Oct 21, 2017 @ 7:31pm
      Oct 21, 2017
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      Ryan Park 2 38.1 km
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