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      Ashland Town Forest and Cowassock Woods is a 616 acres parcel of open space located in Ashland and Framingham. The Ashland Town Forest / Cowassock Woods area has a natural wealth of granite outcroppings, upland and lowland swamp, vernal pools, mixed hardwood forest and several open pit quarries.

      The Ashland Town Forest is managed by the Ashland Town Forest Committee (TFC), and Mountain Biking is allowed in the Ashland Town Forest.
      The Cowassock Woods is owned and managed by the Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT), and Mountain Biking is NOT allowed in the Cowassock Woods.

      These trails are not very technical, but they are not flat.

      There are over 6 miles of trails within the Ashland Town Forest and Cowassock Woods. Most trails are level or of moderate grade. Sturdy footwear is recommended. In the spring be prepared for wet trails. You will find 2 types of trail markers. The Bay Circuit portion of the trail system is marked by white rectangles painted on trees. Colored diamond markers identify the rest of the trail system. There are white numbered markers at each intersection in the Town Forest to orient hikers to corresponding numbers on the trail map.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Ashland Town Forest Committee
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      Region Details
      • 11
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 17, 2022

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      17
      Trails Mountain Bike
      17
      Trails Hike
      17
      Trails Trail Running
      17
      Trails Horse
      9
      Trails Snowshoe
      8
      Trails Nordic Ski
      7
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      1,047 ft
      Total Vertical
      197 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      430 ft
      Reports
      51
      Photos
      18
      Ridden Counter
      588

      Photos of Ashland Town Forest Mountain Bike

      12 |
      May 16, 2022 @ 6:08am
      May 16, 2022
      9 |
      May 6, 2022 @ 11:06am
      May 6, 2022
      16 |
      Dec 6, 2021 @ 6:04pm
      Dec 6, 2021
      report
      4 |
      Nov 3, 2021 @ 1:01pm
      Nov 3, 2021
      29 |
      Jul 22, 2020 @ 8:14pm
      Jul 22, 2020
      30 |
      Mar 1, 2020 @ 5:30pm
      Mar 1, 2020
      12 |
      Mar 1, 2020 @ 5:10pm
      Mar 1, 2020
      trail: SVT Red Trail
      42 |
      Mar 1, 2020 @ 5:06pm
      Mar 1, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Purple Trail - Rolling in the Deep
      May 15, 2022 @ 7:41am
      May 15, 2022
      Wet RabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP
      Yellow Trail Extension
      May 15, 2022 @ 7:41am
      May 15, 2022
      Wet RabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP
      Blue Trail - Outer Run
      May 15, 2022 @ 7:41am
      May 15, 2022
      Wet RabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP
      White (Bay Circuit Trail)
      May 15, 2022 @ 7:41am
      May 15, 2022
      Wet RabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP
      SVT Yellow Trail Extension
      Mar 9, 2022 @ 8:37am
      Mar 9, 2022
      Ideal RabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP
      Bad Reputation
      Mar 9, 2022 @ 8:37am
      Mar 9, 2022
      Ideal RabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP
      Green Trail - Quarry Loop
      Feb 9, 2022 @ 6:34am
      Feb 9, 2022
      Freeze/thaw Cycle RabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP
      Blue Diamond Connector
      Feb 9, 2022 @ 6:34am
      Feb 9, 2022
      Freeze/thaw Cycle RabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP
      Blue Trail - Inner Run
      Oct 31, 2021 @ 11:27am
      Oct 31, 2021
      Dry Captainbri BVNEMBA Report
      Stone Bungalow Trail
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:43am
      May 3, 2021
      Ideal RabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP

      Activity Feed

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      user #1610012TlkowalczykwishlistregionAshland Town Forest
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 3:12pm
      Aug 17, 2022
      user #1944143cprwishlistrouteAshland Forest Tour
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 8:44am
      Jul 31, 2022
      user #2620716JohnBickers98wishlistregionAshland Town Forest
      May 17, 2022 @ 6:37am
      May 17, 2022
      user #2544945Fialasaurusaddphoto in Ashland, Massachusetts, United States
      May 16, 2022 @ 6:19am
      May 16, 2022
      user #1070266RabbiOfRhythmsaddreportPurple Trail - Rolling in the Deep and 3 more
      May 15, 2022 @ 9:54am
      May 15, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1768819StevethebikeguytrailSVT Red DiamondThe trail with the hard right at the rock wall...
      May 29, 2020 @ 5:54am
      May 29, 2020
      user #1725004kevpoulttrailSVT Red DiamondThe trail does not dead end. There is a hard...
      May 29, 2020 @ 3:14am
      May 29, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Macomber Reservation 31.3 km
      Brook Hollow 52.1 km
      Hopkinton State Park 25 37 12.2 km
      Deer Run 42.2 km
      Wiley Woods2.3 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike179 miles1,047 ft4 miles197 ft
      #7,635#3,22218512336
      Hike179 miles1,047 ft4 miles197 ft
      #6,695#3,07051121
      Trail Running179 miles1,047 ft4 miles197 ft
      #6,687#3,065514
      Horse96 miles830 ft3 miles194 ft
      #573#38713
      Snowshoe86 miles814 ft3 miles194 ft
      #349#203131
      Nordic Ski75 miles738 ft3 miles194 ft
      #226#143113
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      • Admins: BVNEMBA Region, BVNEMBA Admins, brucerioux, BVNEMBA ATF
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