Quite a bit of rain this week, the trails are soggy and soft, with occasional standing water. Snow and frost only recently disappeared. Hiking is OK, please don't try biking at this time, it could damage the soft trails.
March 27, 2021: rain, then 1/2" of snow
March 6th (Saturday morning): final grooming of the winter
Mountain biking at the Blue Hills Trail is most enjoyable on the West Side of the trail system. The East Side trails tend to be more damp and softer, and take quite a bit of dry weather before they dry out. The West Side trails are more firm, with only occasional wet spots.
In mid June, biking the entire West Side was a good workout. Grasses were only mid calf tall, and soils were firm. One short portion of trail between J-K was flooded knee deep, but could be crossed on foot.
Since so much of the trail system remains soft throughout the year, fat tire biking is a great alternative. The trails are wide, the curves are easily negotiable. It’s a great way to explore the trails during summer / fall.
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