ElevationAscent: 200' 61 m
Descent: -195' -60 m
High: 212' 65 m
Low: 148' 45 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)
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“A featured ride of some of the best riding LDT has to offer.”— Rob DeSimone
Cross over the road to enter Deerhunter. This trail is a mix of moderately rocky and mellower sections as it coils along the edge of the Spruce Swamp. A couple of the wetter sections are rock armored to minimize the mud. The exit to Carney Road is a little root-laden, but nothing unmanageable.
Head left on the road for a short distance until reaching the bench next to maker D3. Turn right and look for the start of B-Town about 25 yards to the southeast.
B-Town gets more playful with fun rock features mixed in with the smooth, twisty singletrack. Most of the big features are pretty straightforward, but they are worth scoping out first, or just use one of the frequent ride-arounds. At the next service road, cross over onto Upper Valley Trail. Expect many short elevation changes as the trail meanders along a ridge. There are plenty of natural rock features to play on, but not all have a ride-around.
Keep going past the intersections with either end of the Lower Valley Loop trail, soon Upper Valley Trail ends at another road. On the other side, head into the Gumpus Trail for the best singletrack in LDT.
Gumpus Trail ties together choice rock features as riders wind their way north. This enjoyable trail serves up plenty of tight turns, rolling terrain, and rocky singletrack. Most of the bigger features also have ride-arounds. Gumpus Trail ends back on Carney Road. This time, head left on the road past the swamp until taking a left on the D1 to D7 Connector.
Follow this south to the start of Claypit Brook (next to a rusty gate post). The trail is pretty well stocked with interesting rock features as it continues southwest near the water. After passing the beaver dam, the trail drops into a wet section with some rock armoring, a rock bridge, and a tricky pinch-point. Take a right at the intersection onto the doubletrack and then a right on the Carney to Trotting Connector. Pretty soon, you'll see the L7 to L1 Connector heading to the left for a short return trip back to the parking area.
Local Club: New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)
Dec 12, 2016: SE MA NEMBA New Year's Day Ride
Dec 21, 2015: Donate to NEMBA's Annual Fund
Jan 6, 2015: NEMBAfest @ KT 2016
Land Manager: Massachusetts State Parks - Department of Conservation