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      Orchard Hill / UMass Mtbing trails are a dense network of homegrown trails built and maintained by UMass Amherst Cycling Club and community trail builders. These trails have been here for upwards of twenty years, existing in various states of being buffed out. In the last couple of years these trails have received some tlc from students and local Kurt B., who have cleaned and added new strings. The network is made up of two areas:
      Orchard Hill network is a hilly flow area that overlooks the campus on a steep slope and includes a mashup of everything from beginner friendly stuff to newer jump lines (crazy). The trails can get braidy and overlap in places with hips appearing randomly. Seems almost as if hungover college students designed these trails... OHill is a fun network where you can pump out some hard world cup style laps or decide to session one jump endlessly. Most recently, a motivated local crew of gravity guys (T.O.A.) have built a buttery jump line called 'Corancation' with some big air to hit. Look out for some new trails by them popping up soon. Additionally, OHill has a 1/4mi Dual Slalom course (Fat Lines) and Pump track that are both nearing completion. OHill trail network is the home to the infamous student run, 'OHill MTB Race'. This race typically occurs in early May and has been running intermittently for a couple decades. It's a brutal world cup style course with hard elevation to contend with and fast downhills. Downhill from OHill trails to the east, and across the Sylvan-OHill footpath, are a series of service roads and grass double track that snakes through the Orchard Hill Disc Golf course. These are great trails to meander through and perfect for a cross bike, in fact this area is home to historic cross races including the first UCI Cross race held in North America, organized by Adam Myerson (UMass Cycling alum). Lots of fast grassy downhills here and a perfect off camber practicing area in the "bowl" across the road from the police station. There is always a chance in this area to see wildlife including multiple families of bobcats.
      Renaissance Center Trails aka the Dagobah System are to the north of OHill, across Eastman Ln. This network is designed by Kurt B and includes a great set of fast XC trails that roll around with the terrain, and then open up into the field networks of the UMass Renaissance Center and UMass Student Farm area. In the woods you'll find a small but very pumpy trail system with features dotted around, giving each trail a lot of character. This area is great for a fat bike in the winter and also for quick sessioning on a (pinch flat resistant) CX bike. Weekly CX rides occur here starting at the center on Wednesdays during the Fall held by local club NCC.
      Come by OHill to check it out
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: Managed by Local Riding Association
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      Access Info:
      Main trail head + parking at top of OHill next to observatory. No parking during weekdays (before 6pm) in lot 49 at bottom of hill.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 16, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      69
      Trails Mountain Bike
      69
      Trails Hike
      62
      Trails Trail Running
      61
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      1,525 ft
      Total Vertical
      230 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      417 ft
      Reports
      8
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      2,560

      Photos of Orchard Hill / UMass Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Fat Lines
      15 |
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 6:35am
      Jul 17, 2021
      trail: Stage Left
      71 |
      Dec 15, 2020 @ 8:59am
      Dec 15, 2020
      trail: Corona-cation
      198 |
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 6:35am
      Sep 17, 2020
      trail: Corona-cation
      189 |
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 7:09pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      trail: UMass Farm Rd
      152 |
      Apr 5, 2020 @ 9:22pm
      Apr 5, 2020
      199 |
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 2:24pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      trail: Walk of Shame
      134 |
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 2:24pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      142 |
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 2:23pm
      Jan 1, 2019

      Videos of Orchard Hill / UMass Trails Mountain Bike

      Central CT NEMBA Annual Turkey Burner Ride
      trail: Central
      1:01 | 123 | Nov 29, 2016
      Central CT NEMBA Turkey Burner Ride
      trail: Central
      5:40 | 40 | Nov 28, 2016
      hills of the mighty blackstone II
      trail: Central
      3:53 | 244 | Mar 24, 2015
      GoPro of the World clip submission
      trail: Central
      1:18 | 89 | Jan 1, 2015
      Berminator
      trail: Slide
      3:54 | 175 | Mar 13, 2013
      2 Finger face plant to a 100Ft slide snow race
      trail: Slide
      1:05 | 181 | Feb 26, 2012
      Zack Staire Riding The Back Woods 2011
      trail: Slide
      0:31 | 539 | Dec 29, 2011
      Trying different views out
      trail: Slide
      1:32 | 119 | Jun 26, 2011

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Veggy's Delight
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 9:03am
      Oct 16, 2021
      DrynatescanDrop is unusable

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Walk of Shame
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      Apr 17, 2021
      VariableBenvelo PV NEMBA Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      new jump line
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 9:51pm
      Apr 17, 2021
      VariableBenvelo PV NEMBA Large trees down across trail, blocking trail
      Subbaswamy's Sinker
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 7:34am
      Jul 13, 2020
      IdealBenvelo PV NEMBA
      Access to Renaissance Center
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:01am
      Oct 20, 2019
      Dryjmauterer PV NEMBA
      Upper Droids
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:01am
      Oct 20, 2019
      Dryjmauterer PV NEMBA
      Gravel Grind
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:01am
      Oct 20, 2019
      Dryjmauterer PV NEMBA
      Lower Droids
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:01am
      Oct 20, 2019
      Dryjmauterer PV NEMBA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1791795natescanaddreportVeggy's Delight
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 9:03am
      Oct 16, 2021
      user #2763151E6dxXraddphoto in My City
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 6:35am
      Jul 17, 2021
      user #815378EPAriderwishlisttrailWalk of Shame
      May 3, 2021 @ 6:42am
      May 3, 2021
      user #1593362Benveloaddreportnew jump line and 1 more
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      Apr 17, 2021
      user #2352361OEBulldogwishlisttrailSubbaswamy's Sinker and 1 more
      Apr 11, 2021 @ 5:25pm
      Apr 11, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Wildwood Trail Network 50.9 km
      Amherst College Trails 10 12.4 km
      Amethyst Brook + Mount Orient Trails 3 2 32.5 km
      Pratt Corner Trails 9 112.7 km
      Mount Warner 1 23 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6910 miles1,526 ft5 miles230 ft
      #5,837#2,499138930
      Hike6210 miles1,234 ft4 miles230 ft
      #5,716#2,64566
      Trail Running6110 miles1,194 ft4 miles230 ft
      #5,773#2,668668
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