8.5 miles
Distance
499 ft
Climb
-500 ft
Descent
343 ft
High Point

The Intermediate Route is much the same as the Mixed Bag route but without the technical trails without crossing Dover St. It also includes a variety of some of the best trails in Hale in the most popular direction.

The route starts out fast and flowy on the Office and Storrow Pond trails. A great warmup and introduction to Hale.

After crossing the Storrow Pond Dam, you follow a long flowy route that briefly dips you into Noanet Woodlands. Ride past the old mill area and follow the blue blazes on the Peabody Loop. Breifly leaving the Peabody Loop but continuing south, you pick up the Orange Blazes of the Larabee Trail. Follow these blazes along a fun mix of double and single track.

At the East West Fire Road, you work your way back to Hale. You immediately are awarded a short punchy climb with lots of rock but this is the only tough part of this trail. Once you get through that section, the trail flows very nicely all the way back to the Powissett Pond dam. Cross the pond at the dam and take your first left across the small beach and along the single track that parallels the pond a bit.

Eventually you hit Carby Street again. Take a right on Carby St. and at the chained gate area, look for a small connector trail on your left. Take this trail down to Noanett Pond and follow the single track clockwise all the way around the pond. This trail is very rooty with some challenging bridges. Just stay close to the pond most of the time.

When you hit the dam, return to the parking area by riding the carriage trail back to Cat Rock parking.

Detailed Description
Intermediate Rider Route - 2020 SEMASS NEMBA Turkey Afterburner - The Virtual Event is a 13719 popular intermediate route located near Westwood Massachusetts. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 152.1 with a max elevation of 104.4 then descends -152.5.
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2 Reviews & Comments

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mappermook TRAILFORKS (Nov 24, 2020 at 16:58)
 This is about as good as you will get in southeastern Massachusetts when it comes to 8+ miles of flow. Route has the uncanny ability to make you feel like you're riding downhill most of the time. Def try it out!
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asaquet (Nov 29, 2020 at 13:00)
 I decided last minute to give this a go - wow I found this challenging! Super fun and flowy but definitely doesn't feel like a downhill ride the whole time (although if I hadn't come across that comment I may not have given this a try). Super exhausted!!! Glad I did it! @fatrider90
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
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  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    36
More Stats for Intermediate Rider Route - 2020 SEMASS NEMBA Turkey Afterburner - The Virtual Event mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    187 ft
  • Altitude start
    257 ft
  • Altitude end
    256 ft
  • Grade max
    -20.1%
  • Grade min
    15.1%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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