Batchelor Street Section -- Mountain Biking Trails

Holyoke Range: Holyoke, MA

Batchelor Street - Holyoke Range, MAMAP HERE
Batchelor Street / Skinner State Park / Holyoke Range: Holyoke, MA.
A
BA Better Access 0.6 2 BA is a single-track alternative to Main Access from the Batchelor Street parking area. It takes you to the base of Twister and then ends at the start of Serpentine, on the other side of Upper Access.
A
EE Entrance Exam 0.6 8 EE is a very technical and potentially dangerous single-track that starts at the base of Twister and heads East to meet with Far East.  It starts out very easy, but it then becomes possibly the most technical trail in the Holyoke Range.  The trail is now rideable (albeit very challanging) in both directions. 
C
EF East Farm 
Road
1.1 4 EF is a jeep road that has not been fully cleared after long disuse. There is one particularly difficult short climb/descent, but overall it is not particularly interesting riding. Ratings are setting aside the one tough section, which would raise the ratings to a 7 or 8.
A
FE Far East Trail 1.3 6 FE is a challenging single-track that winds through great terrain.  You can use Missing Persons (MP) and then Lost & Found (LF) to make a nice loop up the south side of the range.  FE starts just after the bridge on Better Access.
C
FO Far Out 2.0

Up 8,
Down 7

FO is an exceptionally good single-track in the spirit of Missing Persons. It begins at the intersection of East Farm Road & Pete's Wicked Trail, and runs down to West Farm Road, where it connects with the end of Far Side.
B
FS Far Side 1.5 7 FS is an exceptionally good single-track in the spirit of Missing Persons. It begins near the south end of Missing Persons and winds down to West Farm Road, where it connects with Far Out.
E
IA IMBA Access 1.3 3 IA is a single-track that serves as an alternative to Lower Access Road.  It is a fairly easy but pleasant way in, and it is really quite a fun way to go out.  Going into the range it starts just after the small stream crossing on Main Access.  Leaving the range, it starts just before you rejoin the road section of Lower Access at the outlet of the beaver pond. 
E
JL Jacob's 
Ladder
0.4 Up 8, Down 7 JL is a superb and very challenging, single-track. The middle section (added in 2003) is a brilliant collection of technical moves that are all rideable in both directions.  The northern end of the trail is a very tough climb (or a tricky descent).
D / A
LA Lower 
Access
1.3 4 LA is a road with a stretch of single-track to go around a beaver pond. Much of LA tends to get very wet.  Many alternative single-track trails provide for much more interesting riding.
A
LF Lost & 
Found Trail
0.3 Up 7,
Down 6
LF is a single-track that is very challenging in either direction. Uneven ground with rocks and off-camber sections make it interesting.
A
MN Main Access 0.3 1 MN is simply the wide jeep road that is the primary entrance to the trails from Batchelor Street. MN splits into Upper Access (right) and Lower Access (left).
B
MP Missing Persons 1.3 Up 8,
Down 7
MP is an amazing technical single-track that links the eastern ends of Far East and Lost & Found.  It is more interesting and challenging than either of these, which is saying a lot.
B
PI Private Investigation 0.5 Up 7,
Down 6
PI is a single-track that climbs from the middle of Missing Persons to the south end of Pete's Wicked Trail.
C
PW Pete's Wicked 
Trail
1.1 7 PW is a fun and challenging single-track going from Upper Access over to the Other Swamp Trail. The trail has some fairly technical elements scattered throughout.
A / B
RB Red Barn 
Road
1.0 Up 3, Down 2 RB is a somewhat overgrown jeep road that can get swampy near the bottom of the forest section. The climb is fairly gradual. The lower section of the road is through two large farm fields, which are not always mowed.
E
RC Roller 
Coaster
2.0 Up 5, Down 4 RC is mostly a single-track that is a fairly easy yet fun climb and an extremely fun descent. The central part feels like a bit of a roller coaster in either direction. The new bottom section of RC is very nice single-track that avoids the old jeep roads. The new top section takes you right to the middle of Pond Trail, avoiding the need to get on the powerlines.
D
SG Serpent God 0.7 Up 8, Down 7 SG is a very technical single-track connecting the middle (high point) of Serpentine to the middle (high point) of Technical Trail.  Everything is rideable up and down, but up requires both skill and stamina.  This is a superb trail for technical riding in either direction.
D
SP Serpentine 0.9 7 SP is simply a great technical single-track made specifically for mountain biking. It has tons of twists and obstacles, as well as some tricky short climbs. It is equally fun and challenging in either direction.-
D
SS South  Side 
Trail
    SS is actually set of connected jeep roads
A
TW Twister 1.0 Up 7, Down 6 TW is a great technical single-track made for mountain biking. The trail is very twisty with rocks, roots, and logs interspersed to add challenge. 
D / A
UA Upper 
Access
1.2 Up 6, Down 5 UA is a jeep road with some challenging rocky sections and one big stream crossing.
D
VI Viper 0.5

Up 7,
Down 6

VI is a single-track connecting the top end of Serpentine with the bottom end of Lizard King & Technical Trail. It rides more like Serpentine than Lizard King or Technical Trail.
B/ C
WF West Farm 
Road
1.4 1 WF is a jeep road that climbs very gently from a concealed Batchelor Street trailhead to the middle of Pete's Wicked Trail.

This is excerpted from this amazingly-detailed official map:
http://www.hampshire.edu/cms_html/Holyoke_Range.htm


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