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Unread 10-31-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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local trails in mass

always looking for new places to go offroad if any one knows of anywhere in mass

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Unread 10-31-2007, 12:32 PM   #2
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There are a lot of "dirt roads" That have actual names on maps but are not "suggested for traveling" I know that prob doesn't help and I can't tell you power lines so I'll tell you the safe areas. Coy Hill in Ware, as well as the old fire road in Leverett. Many parts of Savoy Mt. has legal wheeling in fact this is where you can find the jeep jamboree almost every summer in June. If you go to undergroundjeeps.com they are all wheelers from MA. They can give you some great wheeling areas, however most are out west and I think Hali is east, maybe.


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Unread 10-31-2007, 12:39 PM   #3
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yeah Halifax is about 30 miles south of Boston there's a lot of old bogs and a few old bog roads and some powerlines but you can only ride the same trails for so long
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Unread 10-31-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
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coy hill is having issues lately. check on NEOW
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Unread 10-31-2007, 02:19 PM   #5
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tech?

what if everyone made a "any trails near <where ever you live>?"
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Unread 10-31-2007, 02:24 PM   #6
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Coy Hill is closed. Do not go there.
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Unread 10-31-2007, 03:19 PM   #7
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when did coy hill get closed? anybody ever go out to devils peak..i think its in the palmer/warren area. i used to drive up to high rocks a lot in east brookfield and on the powerlines but then they put gates in.
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Unread 10-31-2007, 06:11 PM   #8
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what if everyone made a "any trails near <where ever you live>?"
Then all the *******s within a 50 mile radius (and there are a plethora of them) would show up and the trails would get closed. The best bet is to join a local club, then you will find the legal trails and make some friends at the same time. There is something to be said for wheelin' with a group in case of stuck, injury, breakdown, etc.
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Unread 10-31-2007, 07:31 PM   #9
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What part of mass are you talkin about? Western mass is full on state forests with some pretty gnarly roads.
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Unread 10-31-2007, 07:43 PM   #10
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Eastern Mass sucks for trails. Check out Capecodjeepclub.com.
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Unread 10-31-2007, 08:23 PM   #11
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Eastern Mass sucks for trails. Check out Capecodjeepclub.com.

Eastern mass only sucks if you don't know where to go. Ever heard of hawley ?
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Unread 10-31-2007, 09:06 PM   #12
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Thats 150 miles from me in North Western Ma
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Unread 10-31-2007, 09:30 PM   #13
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im about 8 miles west of boston, anything near me? (within reasonable distance, or within 40 miles if worth it)
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Unread 11-18-2007, 09:48 AM   #14
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Ok, ready, here is a list of trails/roads that are available to organized 4WD groups. These are probably not the actual names and some are definitely not the actual names, many are on private land and only open to organized clubs, many only with club insurance.

Lakeview
PainHill
North Field
Stone Gardens
Trail in Vane
DeadFall
WallyWorld
The Asylum
The Phone Line
Undisclosed
OFR
OCR
BHR
Rattler
Tunnel
Dodge/Plymouth
Elephant
Boulder
Fahey's
Bear Mt
The Ranch
Crazy 8s
Notch
incomplete list too....

These are all within 2 hours of Boston and Hartford, CT.

Here's a list of the places that JQ Public can easily get info on and wheel legally.









That sucks doesn't it?! and, thats not to say that some of the above aren't legal town roads, open to the public, as some of them are.
Here are the reasons why:

First off, lack of signage. If I were to say, hey, email me and I'll give you directions to _________ rd. Getting to the part where you'd need 4WD would be fairly easy. Getting you through the entire road, making sure that you didn't stray from the road would be very difficult,as there is NO signage to say, "Hey, this way" This is the road and that is an illegally cut go around. Very difficult to give directions when there are no signs. "Turn left at the big tree, with some weird boulders around it." just doesn't work. Too many people would end up where they weren't supposed to be and the end result would be road/trail closure, as is the case with Coy Hill right now.

Another reason why: The Locust theory. Tossing locations out onto public forums gets a lot of people who aren't far away going to those locations several times a month and that in turn gets us another Coy Hill situation.

For less than the price of stainless hood hinges or set of speakers, one can join one of nearly 30 clubs throughout New England and with some quick emails or a phone call, can be wheeling with a great group of people every weekend.. and somewhere different too. Hardly ever gets boring.

For the EC4WDA affiliated clubs: http://ec4wda.org/regiond/memberclubs.asp

If you have any questions, just ask. Or email me E4WBrill@aol.com

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Unread 12-09-2007, 08:50 AM   #15
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Cape Cod Jeep Club doesnt post trail information in a public forum.
However, if you wish to join, visit the website.
We're just as concerned with land use issues and the "locusts" as everyone else.
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