9.8 miles
1,063 ft
-1,060 ft
503 ft
High Point

A nice "easy" wander on the black diamond trails north and south of Beach Pond, roughly 10 miles long with an estimated 920 feet of climbing. The north side of 165 is a lot more mellow with intermittent rock gardens and short climbs. Roughly half of it on gravel roads to help "warm up" the legs for the real fun south of 165- endless rock gardens, slabs, granite spines, short steep climbs and gnarly descents that will make you glad you have a dropper and tire inserts.

Be ready for blow downs- almost all the trails need to feel the sweet tender embrace of a chain saw as there are a lot of trees across the trails and have been for a while. While it's possible to get under/over/around all of them but they do interrupt the flow.

Junctions, there are a lot of junctions and they aren't all marked as to what goes where. Double check your on the correct trail and when in doubt, turn back and try again.

Detailed Description
Beach Pond Black Diamond wander is a 10 mile moderately popular expert route located near Exeter Rhode Island. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 1,063 ft with a max elevation of 503 ft then descends -1,060 ft.
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  • Riding area
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    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
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  • Direction
    One Direction
More Stats for Beach Pond Black Diamond wander mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 3 min
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    242 ft
  • Altitude start
    308 ft
  • Altitude end
    308 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

The Outer Reaches
Dec 17, 2023 @ 5:00am
Dec 17, 2023
A few trees remain on this trail, but I cleared about dozen on Saturday 12/16. Much more rideable now. Especially the slab run.
Dye Hill Trail (Spine Line Around)
Feb 11, 2023 @ 12:43pm
Feb 11, 2023
Couple minor blowdowns and needs brushing reporter
Dye Hill Trail (Deep Pond Option 99)
Feb 11, 2023 @ 12:31pm
Feb 11, 2023
Minor hang up. Also needs brushing. reporter
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