yardboat holiday

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Charlie McClelland
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44

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Distance

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60

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Time Spent Off-Road

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7

hrs

Estimated Total Time

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10

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

2.1"

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yardboat holiday

by
par
Charlie McClelland
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Distance

Distance

44

mi

Time Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

60

%

Estimated Time

estimé temps total

7.0

hrs

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

10

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

2.1"

Difficulty

difficulté

Hard

description

la description

You’ll be surprised on how many different yardboats you’ll unearth, figuratively speaking of course.

After some coffee and breakfast sandwiches at Darwin’s, rev your jets as the survival of the fittest begins with the beloved trail systems of the Belmont Greenway. Take care to idle your engines in Beaver Brook North as the residents of Brookhaven enjoy strolling these trails too!

Once across Rt. 2, meander through a few short, woodsy sections to the I-95 crossover at Lincoln street, where you’ll pick up a spectacular and extensive trail system comprised of Flint’s Pont, Walden Pond, Wrights Woods, and Mt. Misery. Take care on the descent leading to Walden Pond trails, and try to stay high around the pond to avoid waking the lake strollers. 

When you arrive in Lincoln, Country Pizza may just be your best option if you didn’t pack the cooler. Leaving Lincoln, you’ll pass over some farmlands before reaching placid trails in Ogilvie and Jericho Town Forests. Cross over the Mass Central Rail Trail and pick up a few more forest sections, some short sections of which may be off-limits (but walkable) during wet conditions. Slow the outboard and say hello as you pass by other walkers. 

Note that the beginning of Washington Street also serves as the onramp to I-95 so proceed cautiously and stay to the right into the I-95 underpass. Once back inside the belt, you’ll encounter a very steep trail that marks the beginning of the Cochituate Aqueduct trail. Hit the jets and pedal up the wall if you can. Follow the aqueducts, minding pedestrians, back to the mean streets of Allston and to your final destination.

route created on
3/4/21
  • Swimming at Walden Pond
  • Lots of variety including meadows, farms, aqueducts, ponds, and singletrack

  • The paved descent between Flint’s and Walden Pond is very steep and bumpy. Hold on tight!!

  • Giant Chimney in Nolte Town Forest
  • Punchy descents on the way back including Highland Street Forest, Burt Park, and Cochituate Aqueduct Trail

  • Start in Cambridge at Darwin’s Ltd. on Mt. Auburn
  • End at Charlie’s Kitchen for some ales in the beer garden
  • Not many food options around mile 20 in Lexington. If it’s Sunday, perhaps pack a lunch as Country Pizza will be closed.

rocky, rooty, boards
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highlights

  • Swimming at Walden Pond
  • Lots of variety including meadows, farms, aqueducts, ponds, and singletrack

what to know

  • The paved descent between Flint’s and Walden Pond is very steep and bumpy. Hold on tight!!

points of interest

  • Giant Chimney in Nolte Town Forest
  • Punchy descents on the way back including Highland Street Forest, Burt Park, and Cochituate Aqueduct Trail

food / hydration

  • Start in Cambridge at Darwin’s Ltd. on Mt. Auburn
  • End at Charlie’s Kitchen for some ales in the beer garden
  • Not many food options around mile 20 in Lexington. If it’s Sunday, perhaps pack a lunch as Country Pizza will be closed.

terrain

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route map

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