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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
      • 48
      • 111
      • 10
      • 1
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of 13 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      183
      Trails Mountain Bike
      184
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Hike
      181
      Trails Trail Running
      181
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      59
      Trails Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      55
      Total Distance
      111 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      44 miles
      Total Descent
      6,599 ft
      Total Vertical
      234 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      485 ft
      Reports
      2,045
      Photos
      168
      Ridden Counter
      43,649

      Photos of Big River Management Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Stein's Pipe
      10 |
      Jan 12, 2024 @ 10:53am
      Jan 12, 2024
      trail: Bog View
      5 |
      Nov 15, 2023 @ 2:38pm
      Nov 15, 2023
      trail: Bog View
      11 |
      Nov 15, 2023 @ 2:38pm
      Nov 15, 2023
      13 |
      Oct 22, 2023 @ 1:10pm
      Oct 22, 2023
      17 |
      Oct 22, 2023 @ 1:09pm
      Oct 22, 2023
      21 |
      Oct 14, 2023 @ 5:28am
      Oct 14, 2023
      trail: Lower Ridge
      6 |
      Oct 3, 2023 @ 12:01pm
      Oct 3, 2023
      trail: Alan's Cutoff
      26 |
      Aug 23, 2023 @ 5:31pm
      Aug 23, 2023

      Videos of Big River Management Area Mountain Bike

      October 16th 2020
      2:26 | 192 | Oct 19, 2020
      October 16th 2020
      5:52 | 90 | Oct 19, 2020
      October 16th 2020
      22:16 | 37 | Oct 19, 2020
      The Wall(snow)
      trail: The Wall
      0:20 | 193 | Feb 16, 2017
      Bearded Bill Rides The Wall
      trail: The Wall
      0:07 | 500 | Jan 29, 2017
      Jamaican Trail Vibez
      trail: Pants
      1:11 | 231 | Jan 20, 2017
      2016 Gravity Soul Dual Slalom Final Heat 1
      trail: Slalom
      0:34 | 78 | Oct 25, 2016
      2016 Gravity Soul Dual Slalom Round 1 Heat 2
      trail: Slalom
      0:31 | 78 | Oct 25, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Shoot The Moon
      May 2, 2024 @ 12:55pm
      May 2, 2024
      VariableDjJazzyJayE-Bike tree down 1/4 of the way in, very muddy...

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      TrailBum2023addreportactivity #52902689 and 4 more
      May 20, 2024 @ 3:39pm
      5 hours
      TrailBum2023votetrailactivity #52673741 and 2 more
      May 16, 2024 @ 4:39am
      May 16, 2024
      cmallerywishlistregionactivity #52559760
      May 13, 2024 @ 3:04pm
      May 13, 2024
      TrailBum2023addreportactivity #52334463 and 4 more
      May 9, 2024 @ 3:07pm
      May 9, 2024
      mk-dir7addreportactivity #52293929 and 8 more
      May 8, 2024 @ 7:10pm
      May 8, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      machomanrandysandwichtrailBig River Expressway3/16/24 flooded, overgrown, logs in trail
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 10:29am
      Mar 16, 2024
      Yeti06234trailTeazerDecent blue trail with some flow and tech.
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 5:57am
      Mar 16, 2024
      Yeti06234trailFischer CatDecent trail with some good flow.
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 5:46am
      Mar 16, 2024
      Yeti06234trailTrucksAnother one. Def not a blue trail. Should be...
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 5:45am
      Mar 16, 2024
      Yeti06234trailHell's Half AcreThis isn’t a blue trail…barely a green trail.
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 5:44am
      Mar 16, 2024

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike183110 miles6,578 ft44 miles233 ft
      #129#561682,0451122,725
      Horse23,963 ft43 ft1,490 ft39 ft
      3196
      Hike181110 miles6,499 ft44 miles233 ft
      #79#442,031426
      Trail Running181110 miles6,499 ft44 miles233 ft
      #78#432,0311676
      Snowmobile13,671 ft305 ft69 ft
      Snowshoe5931 miles1,804 ft12 miles220 ft
      #98#621826
      Downhill Ski13,671 ft305 ft69 ft
      Nordic Ski5528 miles1,683 ft11 miles220 ft
      #61#471718
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