11.0 miles
Distance
693 ft
Climb
-966 ft
Descent
482 ft
High Point

This is the return race segment from the top of Buck Hill back to Donovan School

Detailed Description
Buck Hill to Donovan Race is a 11 mile intermediate race route located near Milton Massachusetts. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 26 trails. This route climbs 693 ft with a max elevation of 482 ft then descends -966 ft.

9 Reviews & Comments

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Robtraina (Sep 24, 2022 at 14:57)
Trail There It Was
Loamy single track.
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Italianstallion14 (Apr 3, 2022 at 15:00)
Undulating single-track trail, great for MTBs. Some horse . It doesn't smell that bad when passing by.
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mappermook TRAILFORKS (Dec 10, 2021 at 18:34)
Well-crafted and built singletrack - a must-ride when in Blue Hills. More of a blue trail, difficulty-wise, when descending. Most challenging aspect of this trail is avoiding the many unmapped trails (most or all hike-only) crossing it and branching off of it. You'll know it when you take a wrong turn. Hang left at the white triangle, the right turn takes you down the fall line and is brake-scrape city.
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nmerksamer (Jun 19, 2021 at 14:41)
Who builds a downhill trail that feels mostly uphill? Some fun derivations off this trail but the trail itself is super meh
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mappermook TRAILFORKS (Dec 10, 2021 at 18:27)
If you use the bypass trail, you will eliminate much of the uphill on this trail.
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Cdonze (Nov 15, 2020 at 7:48)
Trail needs some work. Doesn’t seem to be ridden often.
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OttaCee BlueHills (Oct 24, 2020 at 11:00)
Trail Outer Madden
Great singletrack alternative over climbing the blown out doubletrack. Would caution there’s a lot of sharp rocks that will cut down a tire
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vidiro (Jun 13, 2020 at 19:50)
Fun, narrow, moderate-speed singletrack to definitely check out if you're at Blue Hills since it's a nice mix-up from the regular wider hiking trails. I recommend starting at the "There It Was" trail that's just east. Has nice changes in scenery as you ride down the trail. Gets kind of overgrown and narrow as stuff blooms
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nmerksamer (May 6, 2020 at 14:50)
Very narrow windy trail
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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Buck Hill to Donovan Race mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -271 ft
  • Altitude min
    71 ft
  • Altitude start
    482 ft
  • Altitude end
    213 ft
  • Grade
    -0.5%
  • Grade max
    -31.8%
  • Grade min
    21.3%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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