Moat Brook - Mountain Biking
The mountain biking at Moat Brook offers great variety and a nice network on trails to explore for a whole day or just an hour.
Destination Distance From Downtown
There's no easy answer on this one. Moat Brook has graded gravel roads, root-filled singletrack and some banked, flowy downhills, and some solid cross-country riding. So in a nutshell it has a bit for everyone's taste and ability.
Time To Complete
Spring, Summer, and Fall
Late summer, early fall is the prime time to visit Moat Brook. Hit it before the leaves pileup and the chilly air requires an extra layer. Spring can be a little sloppy especially on the gravel roads that connect some singletrack sections. Spring also brings a healthy population of black flies and mosquitoes at least in mid-May.
Dog friendly, but beware there are deer, moose, and all sorts of other wild animals in the area. Pay particular attention in the fall when moose can become more aggressive. On occasion there are horseback riders on the trails and roads so keep dogs within sight.
Moat Brook area is on National Forest land so if you park at the Mineral site parking lot at the end of High St you should have a parking pass.