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      Daily Parking Fee: $8 MA Vehicle, $10 non-MA Vehicle

      With most of the trails bordering the 157-acre Ashland Reservoir, Ashland State Park offers some calm and shimmering scenery. Due to their proximity to the waters’ edge, however, the trails provide a novice-level of smooth and flowy dirt equally mixed with unforgiving roots and rocks that will make you appreciate your suspension (leading to the moniker “Bashland”).

      The 470-acre park’s primary riding is single and double track bouncing around the reservoir in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction, as well as crossing the dam. Frequent short single track off-shoots offer some steep, brief climbs and the chance to add 2-3 exploratory miles to the 4.5-mile loop that provides a surprisingly pleasant technical challenge interspersed with smooth dirt. Featuring a large waterfront and utilities for picnics/ BBQs, the park is very popular with dog walkers and families in the nicer weather.

      The best place to park is at the Town's Community Center. Then head east on Ashland State Park Road.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Open on Jun 20, 2018

      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #6,207
      State Ranking
      #109
      Trails (view details)
      3
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      3
      Trails Trail Running
      3
      Total Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      344 ft
      Total Vertical
      70 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      286 ft
      Ridden Counter
      2

      Popular Ashland State Park Mountain Biking Trails

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      Ashland Lake Loop
      Dam Trail
      Ashland Short Loop

      Activity Feed

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      user #1393792jtripp32addridelogApr 21, 2019 ride log
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 4:55pm
      2 days
      user #1393792jtripp32addridelogApr 19, 2019 ride log
      Apr 19, 2019 @ 1:05pm
      Apr 19, 2019
      user #1393792jtripp32addridelogApr 17, 2019 ride log
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 2:55pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      user #1067165jlefebvraddridelogApr 13, 2019 ride log
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 6:41pm
      Apr 13, 2019
      user #1616213KevinalityaddridelogApr 3, 2019 ride log
      Apr 3, 2019 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 3, 2019

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      • #23902 - 148 views
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