I've been looking around the internet and have barely seen anything about Vaughn Hill or the various trails that connect to it. I've been biking these trails for close to 8 years now and I've been extremely frequently riding them for the last two. There are multiple entrances to the vaughn hill trails network and some of them have formal parking lots while others do not. You can also reach the trails by parking at the Bower Springs conservation area parking lot and biking about a half mile. As for the Vaughn Hill itself, assuming you want to reach the top, which is called "North Peak", you're in for a really fun but extremely challenging ride up no matter which way you hit it from. BUT, once you get to the top you're in for a SICK ride down assuming you have a decent bike. (I ride a cannondale jekyll 800 - lefty shock and fox rear susp) its nothing fancy). The downhill that begins from the top is very fast, steep, and if you want it to be, can be VERY EXTREME. There are routes from the top that can be taken which can result in about 3-6 minutes of what is essentially continuous shredding downhill. (which is rare to find in MA, and especially rare to find no one on it, which is the case almost ALWAYS).I have a feeling that someone with a true downhill or freeride bike would honestly find the ride down to be awesome. There are some spots that could be made into huge drops with a small bunny hop. I have had a few 3'-5' hits on my short travel bike. I could honestly go on and on about how sick this trail and the surrounding trail systems are for days. If you're in the area and aren't going to mess anything up or litter, check it out.
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