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Yudicky Loop

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A tour of one of the most unusual trail systems in New England.


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11.1

Miles

17.9

KM

95%

Singletrack

298' 91 m

High

181' 55 m

Low

839' 256 m

Up

843' 257 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Hunting is allowed on the south side.

Overview

Yudicky Park is actually 3 parks in one. The south side has Lovewell Pond and lots of man-made features, the north side is tight, twisty New England singletrack, and the recently-added conservation land has a sweet 3-mile doubletrack that can be added to the Wormhole Trail and Windigo Trail for a nice novice ride.

Need to Know

Be advised part of this section is in Massachusetts, and is private property, we have homeowner permissions but always yield to hikers and be generally friendly to all.

Description

Starting at the parking lot, this ride heads up the emergency road along the dog park. During this stretch, watch on the right side for the beginning of the red trail which immediately crosses a bridge. Continue on the red trail until you come to an intersection with the yellow trail, continue across into the Development Trail. You'll squeeze between two trees and this starts the Ermine Loop, a fun singletrack which will bring you back to the red/development trail, turn left here. Cross the stone wall and continue down and around the development, this trail has a few features, some corduroy, some skinny bridges, etc.

Eventually you'll pop out into a field and cross to the start of the Salamander Trail, this trail has a few nice berms and will bring you to the sidewalk. Turn left on the sidewalk, cross Tanglewood Dr, and shortly on the left you'll see the Inchworm Trail. This trail has more berms, a cool dual-log skinny and a big dip that rounds it out. Next, you continue across a field and eventually you'll be on the Barbed Wire Trail. This segment is very tight, has a few neat little bridges and rollers, a small drop and more bridges. At a certain point, you'll reach the sign that says "more or less" you want more. Here you'll find more bridges, drops, and skinnies. At the end of Barbed Wire, you'll cross the doubletrack into the beginning of Worm Hole. The main feature on this trail is a neat miniature forest tunnel that eventually flow into a small piece of woods with a nice brook, and then cross a bridge back out to the fields.

Continue straight across and straight ahead you'll find the start of the Windigo Trail. Windigo winds around, eventually leading to another unmarked singletrack. Turn left, then after 50 feet turn right and stay on to the end. When you come to the end, turn right and you'll see the beginning of the yellow trail on your left, follow this (staying left at the first intersection) to the emergency road. This is the same road you started on, so turn right if you want to return to the Yudicky Farm parking area, otherwise go left and the yellow trail continues on your right. This will bring you back to the intersection of the red and yellow trails, you can also bail here by turning right, but we'll continue straight on the yellow trail until you reach 111a. Cross here and up on the right will be the lower entrance to the Lovewell Pond Trails.

Next, you'll find yourself on Old Ridge Rd (closed), take a quick right and then left up the hill, (the first 2 spurs on the left are only trails to homes) take the third left which will bring you to an intersection, left is the Twisted Sister Loop, a technical and fairly tough trail, straight will bring you to the top and a trail map. Either way you'll end up here. Continue straight across into the Spaghetti Bowl Trail System and continue past the first right and you'll come to the first feature, a big boulder with a ramp and a drop. Ride on up a tight uphill switchback, followed by the hump and then a BIG teeter. After the teeter, go left, down the hill there will be dual jumps (~1.5 ft and 3 ft) and an elevated ladder that turns and drops down to the trail. Keep going for a 60 ft slab skinny, following the trail and staying to the right back to top. Take the first left, pass the next left, and take the following left onto the Fireball Loop. Eventually you'll come to the Star Trail, which probably has the most technicality, featuring a granite slab roller, a stump roller, a ladder through 2 tight trees and very tight turns, all while climbing up to the top.

Once at the top, there are 2 rock rollers before a very steep pallet ramp. Continue along and you come to a good sized drop (5 ft), a nice berm and a rock roller/drop. Keep going as there are still more rocks and roots to navigate. Eventually, you'll come to the end, turning left to follow the trail back.

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Dan Sloan

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Photos

The infamous Sallie log (she's in the tree watching).
Feb 6, 2016 near Nashua, NH
Double ladder on the Star Trail.
Feb 5, 2016 near Nashua, NH
The big drop.
Feb 5, 2016 near Nashua, NH
Woah Nelly!
Feb 5, 2016 near Nashua, NH
Inchworm log skinnys.
Mar 10, 2016 near Hollis, NH
First granite roll-over on Star Trail.
Feb 5, 2016 near Nashua, NH

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Apr 24, 2020
Tom Epp
Nov 30, 2019
Mahesh Kumar
Jun 15, 2019
jonmaurer
May 24, 2019
Todd Ahern
8.2mi
Aug 8, 2018
Eddie Yaracz
Jun 21, 2018
Eddie Yaracz
May 11, 2018
Kenneth Olson
Very rooty and rocky with some flow. If you enjoy a slow pace and highly technical then this trail is for you.
Nov 24, 2017
Mahesh Kumar
Absolutely the best flow trail in the area. 6mi