Mountain Biking at Hale
Mountain bikers of all ages are drawn to Hale’s rugged, varied terrain just miles from Boston’s city line. Whether you like to ride on your own or through programs, we’re glad to welcome you to our community of riders.
Hale MTB Camp focuses on skill-building and ride time for young mountain bikers in grades 3–8. Hale on Wheels—Girls encourages young women to shatter stereotypes and ride. Wild Ones MTB offers cross-country and downhill programs led by a team of volunteer coaches who coordinate weekly rides and opportunities to participate in races and events throughout New England. Intrepid Academy at Hale students enjoy weekly after-school rides as part of their semester at Hale.
Read on to learn about the many ways you can pump up the tires and courteously explore the woods at Hale—we’ll be glad to have you learn, practice, and advance the sport across more than 20 miles of multi-use trails and varied terrain.
Youth Mountain Biking Programs
Youth riding is our specialty, and many of these programs offer opportunities for adults to participate as well—by joining us as a staff member or volunteer, you can help children learn about and love the sport.
Hale MTB Camp
Grades 3–8 focus on skill-building and ride time throughout summer. Campers execute drills, increase endurance, and learn about bike maintenance and trail stewardship in our private skills park and beyond. Click here to learn more about our camps.
Youth Clinics and Programs
Hale offers youth skills clinics and programs with coaches and instructors who teach technique and increase confidence. Sign up for a single session and focus on a specific goal, or join a season-long program and learn with a community of riders.
Wild Ones MTB
Shred with the best. Our premier mountain biking program for ages 11–18 includes options in cross-country (Wild Ones XC, which runs from March–June and September–November) and downhill (Wild Ones Gravity, which runs from March–October).
Adult Mountain Biking Programs
Adult programs include clinics and special events that improve skills and build community. Mountain bikers who wish to explore Hale on their own are welcome, too—and we encourage you to help steward the property by joining us as an annual member.
Clinics and Events
Hale offers adult skills clinics with BICP-certified mountain biking instructors who teach technique and increase confidence. Participants maintain an adventurous spirit and embrace the ‘challenge by choice’ motto—clinics aren’t about achieving the group’s or the instructor’s goals; they’re about each rider’s growth as they set their own pace and explore features and challenges.
Explore Hale On Your Own
Hale’s 20+ miles of multi-use trails are available for mountain biking year-round. Please see our Visit page for a trail map, general information about public use, and expectations for riders. Trailforks is a crowdsourced navigation tool popular with many riders, but know that it is not currently updated or maintained by Hale’s staff members.
Frequently Asked Questions