3.5 miles
Distance
300 ft
Climb
-348 ft
Descent
00:43:26
Avg time

Little Sister Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Woody Hill
    Westerly, Rhode Island
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Wallride, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #6547 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #67070 in Trail Running
    • #33052 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Glenn Tourtellot

Little Sister is by far the most difficult trail in Woody Hill. It is a trail that is not for everyone. The true distance is 4.29 miles and contains about every conceivable feature for southern Rhode Island from a severe ridge line that if you fail, it is a trip to the ER to stupidly steep rollers. There is a 30' downhill skinny that is 2' to 3' off the ground that finishes with a 2' huck. Multiple double drops and steep punch climbs add to the fun.

You should be at least a very good intermediate skilled rider to attempt this trail. All features are marked with a 'Danger' sign and if it is your first time riding it, do youself a favor and look before riding.

The biggest challenge to this trail is that it is relentless - I do not think it is overly difficult because everything is doable, but it is 4.29 miles of abuse.

Brewery: Grey Sail Brewing, Westerly, RI.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Little Sister mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -47 ft
  • Altitude min
    113 ft
  • Altitude max
    212 ft
  • Altitude start
    211 ft
  • Altitude end
    164 ft
  • Grade
    -0.3%
  • Grade max
    -24.2%
  • Grade min
    19%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    4,836 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:26
  • Avg reverse time
    01:06:44
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Status:
on Mar 7, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.9 (9 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Little Sister Trail Reports

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      Mar 7, 2022 @ 4:09am
      Mar 7, 2022
      The braids are completely out of control. If you can't ride a feature, it is ok to walk it - really, it is. The braids will be closed again and...
      Dec 21, 2021 @ 12:54pm
      Dec 21, 2021
      A few muddy spots here and there, but rode great overall!
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 7:33am
      Nov 21, 2021
      In tremendous shape. Can't remember if there was a single muddy spot. Not much leaf buildup. Wood can be a bit slippery.
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 7:14am
      Oct 3, 2021
      A few muddy spots.
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 6:43am
      Aug 24, 2021
      Storm damage cleared. Only small debris on trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 171 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 875 rides
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      Technical Trail Features (TTF)

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      Sep 8, 2020 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 8, 2020

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      helicopter-noise (Mar 13, 2020 at 8:10)
       Just wondering, why is this trail a secret?
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      gbtour RI-NEMBA (Mar 17, 2020 at 9:56)
       Because it wasn't open. It's public now.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Dgal0215 (Apr 25, 2020 at 6:04)
       any reason why I can see this trail when I browse by map, but I cannot see it when I create a route (I can see all the other woody hills trails when I create a route)?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      gbtour RI-NEMBA (Apr 26, 2020 at 17:22)
       I think because I originally marked it secret. Try again and let me know if it still doesn’t work
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      • + 1
      Dgal0215 (Apr 26, 2020 at 18:21)
       All is good now. Thanks!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      chrisdaub (Sep 10, 2020 at 8:53)
       Really fun trail! Although the change in elevation isn't significant, this trail hits every technical feature in the area.

      I would highly recommend getting off and hiking every feature your first time. Most of them are rollable, but there are some spots where you can get in over your head. I almost broke a toe here.
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      • + 1
      gbtour RI-NEMBA (Nov 16, 2021 at 7:34)
       The trail has gotten a recent facelift - a new bridge was installed over the seasonal mud pit, a plank was added to a steep step-up, a section was widened and armoured and a new 'B' line was added, along with closing 7 braids, especially around the rollers.
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      Videos

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      Little Sister is the Best Trail at Woody Hill
      11:43 | 290 | Aug 17, 2021 , Westerly
      Woody Hill Highlight Trail Review
      6:12 | 181 | Jul 20, 2021 , Westerly
      Mountain Biking Little Sister @ Woody Hill
      4:10 | 1237 | Jul 22, 2020 , Westerly
      Little Sister skinny send
      | Jul 8, 2021 , Westerly
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