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      Lynn Woods, as the name suggests, is nestled within the town of Lynn Massachusetts. For those who are unfamiliar with Lynn, it is a low income industrial town about ten miles north east of Boston. If you were to drive through the somewhat run-down center of town you would never guess that you were close to best mountain biking Massachusetts and even New England has to offer.

      Lynn woods is quite large, although I am not certain, I would estimate it to be at least 2,000 acres. The park consists of three lakes, the largest of which (Walden Pond, no, not the one made famous by Thoreau), divides the reservation into two distinct sections. To the South of Walden Pond is a maze of fire roads and single-track that even after two years of riding, I still find confusing. The terrain on this side is mostly easy to intermediate, and a lot of fun to explore. For the explorer there are two places that are of particular interest; the stone tower, and Dungeon Rock. No more then a 1/4 mile from the main parking lot, directly up a long steep hill is a 5 story stone tower, built in the 1930s. From the top of this tower one can get a majestic view of the Atlantic Ocean as well as a clear shot of the Boston skyline ten miles to the south. The climb to the top can be an adventure in its self, and don't be surprised if you find a few not-so-polite local teenagers hanging out on the roof. Heading down the other side of the hill with the tower for another 1/4 mile or so you will encounter Dungeon Rock. Created by a treasure hunter in the 1800s, Dungeon Rock is cave blasted into and beneath an enormous boulder. As the legend goes pirates supposedly buried treasure underneath that rock, and some poor sap spent his entire life searching for it, by digging his way through solid rock. Although he was not successful, the treasure hunter did leave behind a very interesting piece of work. The entrance to Dungeon Rock is sealed with a cast iron door, that is supposed to be locked. However, every time I have been there the lock on the steel door was broken (probably a service provided by the same kids that hang out on t he top of the tower), and entry was possible. It's dark in there

      To the north of Walden Pond are the trails that make Lynn Woods unique. If you are new to the sport of mountain biking you probably won't want to ride on this side. To those who are experienced technical riders, you will never want to leave. The best way to describe the terrain is ROCKS! Yes everything from small loose gravel, to boulders the size of a small house. It is awesome. If you are new to this type of terrain it will take a little getting used to, but it will be worth it. Personally, I like meandering over the huge boulders that dot the landscape. For those who are interested just head up the hill towards to water tower, and follow the white dotted trail from there. The water tower can be easily seen from any clearing. This trail is nothing short of amazing. On a sunny Saturday, don't be surprised to pass fifty or more other riders in this area, it has become quite popular for good reason. Have a blast, and although it may not seem like it the first time you ride it, it is possible to ride the entire white dotted trail without falling.
      source: NEMBA
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 16, 2023
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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Horse
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Snowshoe
      Total Distance
      37 miles
      Total Descent
      4,111 ft
      Total Vertical
      203 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      285 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Photos of Lynn Woods Mountain Bike

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      Sep 17, 2023 @ 12:53pm
      Sep 17, 2023
      trail: Pow Wow
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      Oct 10, 2022 @ 12:31pm
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      Oct 25, 2021 @ 6:26am
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      Sep 19, 2021 @ 3:05pm
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      Sep 19, 2021 @ 2:54pm
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      Sep 19, 2021 @ 10:49am
      Sep 19, 2021
      trail: Han Solo
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      Sep 19, 2021 @ 10:26am
      Sep 19, 2021
      trail: Han Solo
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      Sep 19, 2021 @ 10:24am
      Sep 19, 2021

      Videos of Lynn Woods Mountain Bike

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      210 | Jul 25, 2021
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      131 | Jul 25, 2021
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      143 | Jul 25, 2021
      rain riding in lynn 7/3/21
      156 | Jul 25, 2021
      clip from ride 6/5/21
      179 | Jun 6, 2021
      clip from ride 5/30/21
      104 | Jun 6, 2021
      crash clip
      155 | Mar 10, 2021
      riding at lynn woods 1/12/21
      98 | Jan 14, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

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      awolff90wishlistrouteLynn Woods Loop
      Sep 22, 2023 @ 11:30am
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      Sep 22, 2023 @ 9:16am
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      Sep 21, 2023 @ 9:06am
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      Sep 12, 2023 @ 12:51pm
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      Recent Comments

      adamstraustrailAwesome Sauce TrailVery confusing to navigate. Would have been a...
      Sep 3, 2023 @ 10:04am
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      DushaKsW9PStrailWicked Hard Trail / Surf CityAwesome trail !!! A lot of challenging and...
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      PastryWeighttrailChicken Soup7/30/23 the feature near the bottom of Chicken...
      Jul 30, 2023 @ 9:53am
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      natescantrailVelvet Coaster 2023Sick trail! Some of the rollers are difficult...
      May 12, 2023 @ 2:30pm
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      Nearby Areas

      Spring Pond2 km
      Breakheart Reservation 25 12.8 km
      Salem Woods3.5 km
      Danvers Town Forest 104.9 km
      Endicott Park 3 45.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike11736 miles4,075 ft15 miles203 ft
      E-Bike13,865 ft7 ft1,056 ft30 ft
      Horse13,865 ft7 ft1,056 ft30 ft
      Hike11737 miles4,081 ft15 miles203 ft
      Trail Running11637 miles4,065 ft15 miles203 ft
      Snowshoe7981 ft3 ft174 ft43 ft
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