4 miles
1,113 ft
-310 ft
Avg time

Old Adams Rd. Details

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  • Difficulty Rating
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  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #83187 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

The Old Adams road is an old school ride starting at either end. I prefer leaving from the Greylock Glen and climbing one mile on The Cheshire Harbor Trail, wide sometimes rocky switchbacks. At one mile you branch to the left as the Cheshire Harbor Trail goes up steeply to the right at this point. Continuing on the Old Adams road the trail begins to flatten out and you cross about 3 beautiful brooks. The trail becomes grassy and rolls up and down until you cross the AT and you then drop down the other side of the ridge on a wet section. Cross a wooden bridge and the take a sharp right up a steep climb for about and eighth of a mile to Jone's Nose and a beautiful look out.

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More Stats for Old Adams Rd. bike trail
  • Altitude change
    802 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,557 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,363 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,560 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,363 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,216 ft
  • Avg time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag 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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flag 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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flag 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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