close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      The Potter Hill Trails traverses the Grafton Land Trust's, Potter Hill Meadows, G Knowlton Preserve and Rita Marten Preserve, as well as the Grafton section of Mass Fish and Wildlife's Martha Deering Wildlife Management Area.

      The trails are varied in difficulty with a good mix of iconic New England Singletrack, wider cart paths and some doubletrack - something for every skills level. While there are some rocky and rooty parts on the trails, these are not typical New England rocky and rooty trails and trend more towards flowy and fast.

      The best singletrack trails in the network are Quidditch, Dumbledore, Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. Butterbeer is a great mixed trail with wide and open stretches near the top and bottom, and the mid section tighter and a bit more technical. While Butterbeer is great in both directions, it is a good easy climbing trail from Martha Deering back to the top at the Edwards Drive parking area.

      The Potter Hill Trails are not manicured and in some places you will find some vegetation encroaching on the trails and all of the trails have seasonal leaf coverings. Despite this, however, most of the trails are in great shape and very ridable.

      These trails have connections to the west with the Rayburn Trail Network and to the east with Williams Preserve CR (no mountain bikes) and the Gummere Wood / Marsters Preserve trails. Mountain bikes can access Gummere/Marsters via a short hop on Brigham Hill Rd
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Grafton
      Rose Lane Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The Potter Hill Trails can be accessed from various points. For hikers and horses any of the trail heads are good. For mountain bikers the best parking areas are the ones to the North of the ride area - see below.

      1) The main Potter Hill Parking Area is on Potter Hill Rd, at the Southern end of the network. To access the trail network from this parking area, ride a few hundred feet further up Potter Hill Rd, turn right on the service road, ride all the way down Potter Hill Meadow's Edge, at the bottom turn left, following the edge of the meadow. The entrance to Slytherin Trail is in the lower Western corner of the meadow.

      2) A good access point for Mountain Bikers is from the Edwards Drive parking area at the Northern end of the Network. This parking area is closest to the awesome Quidditch, Butterbeer, Dumbledore, Gryffindor and Hufflepuff trail. Edwards Drive is off Lordvale Blvd, off Deernholm/Riverlin Street. On Edwards Drive there is a small parking area for about five cars adjacent to a marked "pet area". Access to the top of Butterbeer and Quidditch trails is directly in front of the parking area.

      3) The trailhead for Broomsticks Trail is on Rose Lane Circle and was recently cleaned up. Broomsticks is a fun singletrack and it opens up nicely. It connects with Butterbeer near the start of Hufflepuff.

      4) The White Flower Parking at the bottom of White Flower Lane is at the Hogwarts Express trailhead. There is parking for up to five or six cars next to the service road or in the circle. From this parking area you can access Hogwarts Express through to Ravensclaw, which leads to the middle of Butterbeer.

      5)the Bay Colony Circle Parking area offers on-street parking for about four cars. From here you can access the Rita Marten trailhead. The recommended bike route from here is to follow Rita Marten, about midway to Williams Preserve, turn right onto Hagrid's Meander, left on Hogwarts South through to Slytherin, down to Baselisk, right on Boomslang Skin and Euphoria and up to the top of Butterbeer from where you can ride Qudditch, Dumbledore Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. To get back to your car take a shortcut through Hogwarts Express and a short road ride up White Flower Lane to Bay Colony Circle.
      Region Details
      • 5
      • 13
      • 16


      Open on Aug 12, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      GLT
      (graftonland.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,075
      State Ranking
      #16
      Trails (view details)
      34
      Trails Mountain Bike
      34
      Trails Hike
      34
      Trails Trail Running
      34
      Trails Horse
      34
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      1,258 ft
      Total Vertical
      222 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      596 ft
      Reports
      27
      Photos
      20
      Ridden Counter
      80

      Popular Potter Hill Trails Mountain Biking Trails

      Photos of Potter Hill Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Broomsticks
      1 |
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 11:00am
      Aug 11, 2019
      trail: Broomsticks
      2 |
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 10:59am
      Aug 11, 2019
      trail: Gobstones
      0 |
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 9:26am
      Aug 11, 2019
      trail: Butterbeer
      5 |
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 6:50am
      Aug 11, 2019
      trail: Butterbeer
      5 |
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 6:50am
      Aug 11, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Baselisk
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS Most of Baselisk is in good shape albeit...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Dirt Road
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 9:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKSHike
      Quidditch
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS Quidditch is in great shape but it can do...
      Quidditch Connector
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS
      Snitch
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS In great shape.
      Diagon Alley
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS Diagon Alley is in great shape but it can...
      Euphoria
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS Euphoria is in great shape but needs some...
      Gryffindor
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS Gryffindor is in great shape except for...
      Butterbeer
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS Butterbeer is in great shape. Here and...
      Mertlap
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS In great shape but more wheels will help...
      Boomslang Skin
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Aug 11, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS Boomslang Skin is in great shape except...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatetrailHagrid's Meander and 1 more
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 4:55am
      Aug 17, 2019
      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatetrailHufflepuff and 3 more
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 6:28am
      Aug 16, 2019
      user #1817223samglanovskyaddridelogAug 16, 2019 ride log
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 6:25am
      Aug 16, 2019
      user #1309489WillieJacobszaddridelogAug 16, 2019 ride log
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 6:15am
      Aug 16, 2019
      user #1309489WillieJacobszriddentrailAzkaban and 25 more
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 6:06pm
      Aug 15, 2019
      • By WillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS NEMBA & contributors
      • Admins: BVNEMBA Region, BVNEMBA Admins, GLT
      • #23226 - 779 views
      • potter hill trails activity log | embed map of Potter Hill Trails mountain bike trails | potter hill trails mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Potter Hill Trails.
      You must login to download files.