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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Caution as of Dec 8, 2020

      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
      16
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      360

      Photos of Ashland Town Forest Mountain Bike

      12 |
      Jul 22, 2020 @ 8:14pm
      Jul 22, 2020
      17 |
      Mar 1, 2020 @ 5:30pm
      Mar 1, 2020
      6 |
      Mar 1, 2020 @ 5:10pm
      Mar 1, 2020
      trail: SVT Red Trail
      33 |
      Mar 1, 2020 @ 5:06pm
      Mar 1, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Purple Trail - Rolling in the Deep
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 9:09am
      Dec 8, 2020
      Snow CoveredCaptainbri BVNEMBA Report Tree requiring chainsaw down. Completely...
      White (Bay Circuit Trail)
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 8:24am
      Oct 11, 2020
      Drytoisanboy Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Stone Bungalow Trail
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 5:29am
      Aug 27, 2020
      IdealRabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP
      SVT Yellow Trail Extension
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 5:29am
      Aug 27, 2020
      IdealRabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP
      Bad Reputation
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 5:29am
      Aug 27, 2020
      IdealRabbiOfRhythms BVNEMBA CSP Trail closed at southern point
      Blue Trail - Outer Run
      Apr 15, 2020 @ 2:55pm
      Apr 15, 2020
      WetStevethebikeguy BVNEMBA ATF Very wet here but solid edge on this...
      Kings Access
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 11:31am
      Aug 10, 2019
      DryCaptainbri BVNEMBA Report Claim of private property

      Activity Feed

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      user #837498CaptainbriaddreportPurple Trail - Rolling in the Deep
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 9:09am
      Dec 8, 2020
      user #1472539toisanboyaddreportWhite (Bay Circuit Trail)
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 8:24am
      Oct 11, 2020
      user #1955327BattSyncriddentrailYellow Trail
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 3:56pm
      Sep 8, 2020
      user #1070266RabbiOfRhythmsaddreportStone Bungalow Trail and 2 more
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 8:41am
      Aug 27, 2020
      user #47327dirtrider2riddentrailBlue Trail - Inner Run
      Aug 21, 2020 @ 8:44am
      Aug 21, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      Brook Hollow 52.1 km
      Hopkinton State Park 25 35 12.2 km
      Deer Run 42.2 km
      Wiley Woods2.3 km
      Ashland State Park 2 12.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike179 miles1,047 ft4 miles197 ft
      #4,11913161176
      Hike179 miles1,047 ft4 miles197 ft
      #5,143167
      Trail Running179 miles1,047 ft4 miles197 ft
      #3,505161
      Horse96 miles830 ft3 miles194 ft
      #90610
      Snowshoe86 miles814 ft3 miles194 ft
      #234101
      Nordic Ski75 miles738 ft3 miles194 ft
      #43683
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