70.6 miles
Distance
9,454 ft
Climb
-9,235 ft
Descent
2,478 ft
High Point

This a planned route with side options for a 3 day 2 night bike pack

Detailed Description
bike packing idea is a 71 mile extreme route located near Adams Massachusetts. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 40 trails. This route climbs 9,454 ft with a max elevation of 2,478 ft then descends -9,235 ft.
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41 Reviews & Comments

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richjh213 FC NEMBA (May 26, 2022 at 3:31)
Trail The Finger
Difficult to follow in many places. There are no markers on the trees of any kind. Hundreds of very tight twisty turns, which is apparently the basis the difficulty rating...But Double Diamond is still a bit of a stretch compared to much rockier trails in other parts of Southern New England such as Connecticut.
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richjh213 FC NEMBA (May 26, 2022 at 3:31)
Trail The Finger
Difficult to follow in many places. There are no markers on the trees of any kind. Hundreds of very tight twisty turns, which is apparently the basis the difficulty rating...But Double Diamond is still a bit of a stretch compared to much rockier trails in other parts of Southern New England such as Connecticut.
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ethanm (Oct 23, 2021 at 12:06)
Trail The Finger
This is definitely NOT one of the toughest trails anywhere. This is not in my top 100 n would not b considered a double black most places. However, it is old school East coast riding n super fun if u r into that type of puzzle piece riding. It brings back fond memories of racing in New England in the 90s. It is in serious need of maintenance n expect to get lost a bit.
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ethanm (Oct 23, 2021 at 12:06)
Trail The Finger
This is definitely NOT one of the toughest trails anywhere. This is not in my top 100 n would not b considered a double black most places. However, it is old school East coast riding n super fun if u r into that type of puzzle piece riding. It brings back fond memories of racing in New England in the 90s. It is in serious need of maintenance n expect to get lost a bit.
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natescan (Dec 22, 2021 at 14:33)
Trail The Finger
I agree, I think they made it a double black because of how long it with no bailout spots.
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natescan (Dec 22, 2021 at 14:33)
Trail The Finger
I agree, I think they made it a double black because of how long it with no bailout spots.
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BicycleMechnician (Sep 6, 2021 at 12:56)
A mud soaked, rocky hell hole of a trail. No tech or real hard sections, just relentless mud, rock, mud, rock, up hill, if you go from the parking lot to Jiminy Peak. If I knew what I know now I would not have done it Frown
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BicycleMechnician (Sep 6, 2021 at 12:56)
A mud soaked, rocky hell hole of a trail. No tech or real hard sections, just relentless mud, rock, mud, rock, up hill, if you go from the parking lot to Jiminy Peak. If I knew what I know now I would not have done it Frown
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BicycleMechnician (Sep 6, 2021 at 12:56)
A mud soaked, rocky hell hole of a trail. No tech or real hard sections, just relentless mud, rock, mud, rock, up hill, if you go from the parking lot to Jiminy Peak. If I knew what I know now I would not have done it Frown
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natescan (Sep 5, 2021 at 18:42)
Trail Veda trail
More technical than the finger
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natescan (Sep 5, 2021 at 18:42)
Trail Veda trail
More technical than the finger
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Jively (Aug 29, 2021 at 10:50)
This is not single
Track. Fun downhill but definitely double
Track…
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Jively (Aug 29, 2021 at 10:49)
This is no single
Track. It is double…
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Jively (Aug 29, 2021 at 10:49)
This is no single
Track. It is double…
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thedhbiker (Aug 12, 2021 at 18:02)
Trail The Finger
How is this trail? Are there steep rollers? Drops? Pictures? Worth driving to?
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thedhbiker (Aug 12, 2021 at 18:02)
Trail The Finger
How is this trail? Are there steep rollers? Drops? Pictures? Worth driving to?
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natescan (Sep 5, 2021 at 18:40)
Trail The Finger
I would say it is an awesome and tiring trail, and yes, it is worth driving to. But it depends on your riding preference. If you are looking for technical trails with features, you might not care for it. This is not really a technical trail, but it definitely has technical moments. There was only one small drop, and quite a few rock rollers scattered here and there that had moss growing on them. The rest of the trail is flat turns and small down and uphills that are actually fun. Regarding the conditions, there are a few trees and branches down here and there, but the trail is totally rideable. I should also mention that some of the turns are blind, but that's what makes it fun IMO. You will definitely want to bring food and water if you normally don't, because you will be there for at least a couple hours.
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natescan (Sep 5, 2021 at 18:40)
Trail The Finger
I would say it is an awesome and tiring trail, and yes, it is worth driving to. But it depends on your riding preference. If you are looking for technical trails with features, you might not care for it. This is not really a technical trail, but it definitely has technical moments. There was only one small drop, and quite a few rock rollers scattered here and there that had moss growing on them. The rest of the trail is flat turns and small down and uphills that are actually fun. Regarding the conditions, there are a few trees and branches down here and there, but the trail is totally rideable. I should also mention that some of the turns are blind, but that's what makes it fun IMO. You will definitely want to bring food and water if you normally don't, because you will be there for at least a couple hours.
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thedhbiker (Sep 6, 2021 at 4:59)
Trail The Finger
Awesome thanks for the update! I’ll definitely have to check it out sometime!
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thedhbiker (Sep 6, 2021 at 4:59)
Trail The Finger
Awesome thanks for the update! I’ll definitely have to check it out sometime!
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natescan (Sep 6, 2021 at 6:55)
Trail The Finger
I forgot to mention, i rode it clockwise but i dont even think it matters either way
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natescan (Sep 6, 2021 at 6:55)
Trail The Finger
I forgot to mention, i rode it clockwise but i dont even think it matters either way
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scamp123 (Jul 31, 2020 at 11:26)
Trail The Finger
Just rode finger clockwise to Veda for the first time in 3 years. It’s still a torture trail! I’m hoping when I come back in a few years I read this and remember to go ride Portuguese, broken thumb, bob t & budder bawls instead. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
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scamp123 (Jul 31, 2020 at 11:26)
Trail The Finger
Just rode finger clockwise to Veda for the first time in 3 years. It’s still a torture trail! I’m hoping when I come back in a few years I read this and remember to go ride Portuguese, broken thumb, bob t & budder bawls instead. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
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6daysofslay (May 11, 2020 at 19:02)
Trail Veda trail
Fun trail with some pretty technical rock sections definitely more defined and established than the finger and a better descent worth ride alongside the finger.
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6daysofslay (May 11, 2020 at 19:02)
Trail Veda trail
Fun trail with some pretty technical rock sections definitely more defined and established than the finger and a better descent worth ride alongside the finger.
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Naughtjm (Nov 5, 2019 at 15:29)
Trail Alter Ego
Alter ego is a work of beauty. The trail starts out in some ferny soft magical whoooded area. It descends perfectly into fun side hits and challenging off camber root corners. Don’t miss this one.
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Naughtjm (Nov 5, 2019 at 15:29)
Trail Alter Ego
Alter ego is a work of beauty. The trail starts out in some ferny soft magical whoooded area. It descends perfectly into fun side hits and challenging off camber root corners. Don’t miss this one.
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AlBul (May 6, 2019 at 8:43)
Nothing is labeled
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AlBul (May 6, 2019 at 8:43)
Nothing is labeled
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skadamus (Sep 23, 2018 at 15:56)
Trail The Finger
I'm surprised there are so few comments about this trail. DEFINITELY one of the toughest mtb trails anywhere. DO NOT attempt this with some pos bike. Expect some of the most challenging riding you've ever done.
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skadamus (Sep 23, 2018 at 15:56)
Trail The Finger
I'm surprised there are so few comments about this trail. DEFINITELY one of the toughest mtb trails anywhere. DO NOT attempt this with some pos bike. Expect some of the most challenging riding you've ever done.
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meadowlark (Jul 14, 2018 at 6:54)
Old Adams Road starts out as Cheshire Harbor trail, it is a mile of switchback on double track, used to be an old post road. At 1 mile the trail splits, take the left and you are on Old Adams Road, after the split the trail is less climbing and some sweet flat spots, two brook crossings on bridges and getting up high onto Mt. Greylocks ridge line you crest out at an area called Red Gate, where the Red Gate trail leaves to your left. That is very roughed, not good for Mt. biking. Just shortly after that you cross the AT continue downhill from here. Terrain is rough and sometimes wet. Cross another bridge and take you next right and short climb to end up at Jone's Nose where the trail intersects Rockwell road, the auto road that goes up Greylock. You can also drive up to Jone's Nose and do this trail in reverse.
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meadowlark (Jul 14, 2018 at 6:54)
Old Adams Road starts out as Cheshire Harbor trail, it is a mile of switchback on double track, used to be an old post road. At 1 mile the trail splits, take the left and you are on Old Adams Road, after the split the trail is less climbing and some sweet flat spots, two brook crossings on bridges and getting up high onto Mt. Greylocks ridge line you crest out at an area called Red Gate, where the Red Gate trail leaves to your left. That is very roughed, not good for Mt. biking. Just shortly after that you cross the AT continue downhill from here. Terrain is rough and sometimes wet. Cross another bridge and take you next right and short climb to end up at Jone's Nose where the trail intersects Rockwell road, the auto road that goes up Greylock. You can also drive up to Jone's Nose and do this trail in reverse.
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skadamus (May 17, 2018 at 19:43)
Trail The Finger
Technical and probably challenging for any rider- well some parts at least. Description says "very tough singletrack" and that certainly describes some of it. This trail will be super fun after it gets cleaned up.
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skadamus (May 17, 2018 at 19:43)
Trail The Finger
Technical and probably challenging for any rider- well some parts at least. Description says "very tough singletrack" and that certainly describes some of it. This trail will be super fun after it gets cleaned up.
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skadamus (Nov 26, 2017 at 21:05)
Very few rewarding sections. Just rolling, slippery rocks the whole way. In other words, not fun.
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skadamus (Nov 26, 2017 at 21:05)
Very few rewarding sections. Just rolling, slippery rocks the whole way. In other words, not fun.
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meadowlark (Jul 14, 2018 at 6:56)
This is not single track groomed mt bike trail, it is more of an old school ride. A good work out and fun to gain some elevation on Mt. Greylock You have to be up for an adventure. If not, it is not fun.
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meadowlark (Jul 14, 2018 at 6:56)
This is not single track groomed mt bike trail, it is more of an old school ride. A good work out and fun to gain some elevation on Mt. Greylock You have to be up for an adventure. If not, it is not fun.
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scotmtbbeta (Nov 25, 2017 at 5:52)
Trail ORC
This is a super FUN trail. Good features to play on and a great warm up. The roller/jump is really cool.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
More Stats for bike packing idea mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    218 ft
  • Altitude min
    893 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,183 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,401 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -90.7%
  • Grade min
    49.3%
  • Distance climb
    32 miles
  • Distance down
    30 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
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Moser Farm Loop
Oct 2, 2022 @ 11:17am
Oct 2, 2022
***Attention*** Moser Farm is closed from its intersection with hidden meadow to the snowmobile intersection near grasshopper. Please respect Pinnacle Trail Design by staying off this section of trail while they work on trail improvements. To access south glen please use Moser Farm East near Hemlock Hollow and Gould trailhead. reporter
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May 26, 2022 @ 3:23am
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Needs chainsaw maintenance & paint/markers
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May 14, 2022 @ 6:09am
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Mar 29, 2022 @ 2:44pm
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Still very wet up top with some downed trees and debris on the lower portion.
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