11.2 miles
Distance
936 ft
Climb
-937 ft
Descent
358 ft
High Point
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Riding these conditions can be very dangerous and serious injury could occur. Medical assistance will take some time to get to any seriously injured person. Do not attempt this ride if you do not accept personal responsibly for yourself.

Could be the toughest 11+ miles in Hale Reservation. This group ride departs the Registration area at 9:30AM. Expected to be a 3 hour ride.

This is the route for the Satan's Kingdom led ride. Advanced Technical Skills required. This will not be the ride to learn how to ride tech. There will be steep ledges to climb, tricky turns over rock, and large very steep rollers - some nearly vertical - often with no B line. Although an advanced ride, most riders will find the need to walk up or down some features. This will be a somewhat social ride as we will often stop after challenging areas, regroup and prepare for the next section. We may even session some TTF if enough riders are interested in doing so.

This ride will start testing our advanced skills on some of the more difficult trails within Hale Reservation that are not too far from Registration. There will be a brief stop at the end of the first two technical sections to allow riders to determine if they should continue on this ride. Easy bailouts from this point.

Once we cross Dover Street, we will alternate between tough technical trails and intermediate single track with a little easy double track thrown in until we arrive at Hartford Street. Once we cross Hartford Street, we are in Satan's Kingdom.

The very first feature in Satan's Kingdom is a tough 50' ledgy climb. Not long after that we take the right-hand split and navigate the loop in a counter clockwise direction. The trail is ledge connected by singletrack. Each ledge provides a different challenge from tough steep climbs to eye-opening rollers. The loop itself is about 1.5 miles but it will feel like you have completed a 10 mile ride by the end of it.

We will double back a bit heading back to Hale on some nice singletrack then pick up a couple more technical trails before crossing Dover Road into the main area of Hale Reservation.

We'll follow the main loop all the way to Storrow Pond picking up some of the best singletrack the main loop has to offer.
After crossing the dam at Storrow Pond, we'll turn south off the main loop for a bit of road to connect to the Big Sucker technical trail. Once off this trial, we'll follow the main loop back to registration. Expect this ride to take 3 hours to complete. Bring plenty of water and probably a little food.

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2019 Turkey Afterburner Technical Trails Adventure is a 11 mile expert route located near Westwood Massachusetts. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 60 trails. This route climbs 936 ft with a max elevation of 358 ft then descends -937 ft.
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 2019 Turkey Afterburner Technical Trails Adventure mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    5 hr 2 min
  • Altitude min
    202 ft
  • Altitude start
    268 ft
  • Altitude end
    269 ft
  • Grade max
    -22.4%
  • Grade min
    30.7%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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