9.8 miles
Distance
1,063 ft
Climb
-1,060 ft
Descent
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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5 Reviews & Comments

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bbpr (Dec 31, 2020 at 16:10)
Fun, technical trail that will test your limits. Lots of short steep granite wall rides, punishing climbs and a spine that you can ride down all the way into a swamp. There are a couple of large blowdowns that need to get cleared otherwise the trail is easy to follow.

Just be careful as there are a few junctions in the trail that aren't marked at all. Or on Trailforks (yet). When in doubt, head back and try a different direction to ensure you stay on the actual trail.


Well worth the visit.
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yhtomitn64 (Jun 28, 2019 at 14:08)
Could be cool if it was cleared out a bit more and designed for biking but right now seems like some pretty blown out old ATV stuff. Always happy to have trails to get out in the woods on but got a bit frustrated with the hike a bikes, water crossings, and fallen logs. I think more description by whomever uploaded this trail should be added so folks know what they are getting into. Really cool forest!
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yhtomitn64 (Jun 28, 2019 at 14:07)
Could be cool if it was cleared out a bit more and designed for biking but right now seems like some pretty blown out old ATV stuff. Always happy to have trails to get out in the woods on but got a bit frustrated with the hike a bikes, water crossings, and fallen logs. I think more description by whomever uploaded this trail should be added so folks know what they are getting into. Really cool forest!
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yhtomitn64 (Jun 28, 2019 at 14:07)
Could be cool if it was cleared out a bit more and designed for biking but right now seems like some pretty blown out old ATV stuff. Always happy to have trails to get out in the woods on but got a bit frustrated with the hike a bikes, water crossings, and fallen logs. I think more description by whomever uploaded this trail should be added so folks know what they are getting into. Really cool forest!
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yhtomitn64 (Jun 28, 2019 at 14:05)
Trail Trail
Second half of this is unmaintained and overgrown.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
More Stats for Beach Pond Black Diamond wander mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    242 ft
  • Altitude start
    308 ft
  • Altitude end
    308 ft
  • Grade max
    -26.6%
  • Grade min
    51.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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