School Street Essex, MA


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Lots of natural rock terrain. Very similar to Lynn Woods in places. If you like rock rollers you will love School Street. A tone of trail work has been done out here making these trails awesome! Trails aren't really marked so be sure to have a GPS route or map with you when you go the first few times.

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Rocks. Rollers. Berms. What more can you ask for! The School Street trails have it all. Love Lynn Woods? Come to School Street.

The trails can be a little confusing so here is the best way I know how to ride them. Enter the trails by turning left onto the fireroad that is almost immediately to your left when you turn onto Laurel Lane. Pedal up the fireroad until you get to the top of the hill. DO NOT take left split in the fireroad half way up the hill, keep pedaling. As you approach the top of the hill you will pass a trail entrance on your right, don't enter it, keep going. Right before you start going down fireroad there is an entrance on your left. Enter there. You have gone too far if you begin to go downhill while on the fireroad. Once you have entered the trails there is no signage, so grab a GPS route to have with you.

If you follow the trails correctly, you will pop out on the same fireroad you pedaled up earlier, just further down. When you come back out the the fireroad, turn left and go down the fireroad 50-100 yards. While pedaling, look to your left for the entrance of the next set of trails. Enter and you will have to pedal uphill, but it will be worth it. You will eventually come to a spot where your choices are straight or right. Straight will take you towards the Fire Tower and back to your car. If you turn right you will get a great downhill run with some incredible trail work and berms. Thinking high speeds and smiles. It is sick.


There is a parking lot located at 399 Southern Ave Essex, MA 01929. The lot is just down the street from the entrance to the trails. GPS coordinates : [42.596932, -70.767534]

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Length: 8.70 mi, Elevation: 959 ft

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