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      The Bird Street Conservation Land is part of Stoughton's Memorial Conservation Land and is about 675 acres. Additionally, the Ames Rifle Club Trail, which is a stand-alone trail in Stoughton but a great connector, is included in this region. These are all fun and easy to intermediate trails that all levels of riders can enjoy. This can be a fantastic fat biking area as it's fairly level and not much hiking use in the winter. Many of the trails are marked with colored markers blue, green, yellow and orange although we could not find a corresponding map. There is a super interesting history in this region that includes the Myron Gilbert quarries, the Roy Robinson Loop Trail, as well as the Storybook Trail, a 2008 Eagle Scout project that has been well maintained. These trails are maintained by SEMASS NEMBA and the Stoughton Conservation Commission. In all there are about 10 miles of trails to explore. There is not too much technical riding but the region does include a challenging 50' skinny bridge as well as a short Ledge trail for the expert riders. This is a great area to ride if you know a new mountain biker that wants to work on their skills.

      The Ames Rifle Descent Trail is an outlier in the Stoughton area so it is included here. A short and easy road ride by Ames Long Pond from Palisades Circle Parking Area gets you to the trailhead where there is parking for 10 or more vehicles. Most people ride this trail west to east but it's actually a great trail in both directions. This trail gets you close to the Rattlesnake Hill area of Sharon (Conservation Land acquired in 2019) which can connect you to Borderland State Park & King Philip for even more tremendous riding options.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Roadside Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The best parking area is at the Bradley Lessa Memorial Playgound. Parking for 20 - 30 vehicles. The West Street Parking area holds 6 - 8 vehicles. There is good street parking for 5 or more vehicles on Palisades Circle on the southern portion of the area. A few cars can park on the street at the water tower access on Forest Road. You can park 10 or more cars on the southern end of the Ames Rifle Descent Trail.
      Disclaimer:
      The wilderness preserve by route 138 is a private hunting and fishing club and does not allow public access. Please respect their privacy. There is no access to the conservation area from 138.
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      Region Status
      Caution as of May 8, 2024
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      28
      Trails Mountain Bike
      28
      Trails Hike
      28
      Trails Trail Running
      27
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      521 ft
      Total Vertical
      177 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      333 ft
      Reports
      28
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      765

      Photos of Bird Street Conservation Land Mountain Bike

      42 |
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 9:32am
      Jul 17, 2021
      trail: Bird Street
      61 |
      Jan 9, 2021 @ 5:03pm
      Jan 9, 2021
      57 |
      Aug 22, 2020 @ 10:31am
      Aug 22, 2020
      76 |
      Aug 22, 2020 @ 10:28am
      Aug 22, 2020
      trail: Orange Blaze
      43 |
      Aug 22, 2020 @ 10:23am
      Aug 22, 2020
      47 |
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 5:49pm
      Aug 20, 2020
      trail: Trout Pond
      34 |
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 5:48pm
      Aug 20, 2020
      21 |
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 5:47pm
      Aug 20, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Ames Rifle Descent
      Jul 13, 2023 @ 3:02pm
      Jul 13, 2023
      IdealIn about as good shape as you'll see it....mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Babyhead Trials
      Jul 13, 2022 @ 7:34am
      Jul 13, 2022
      Dry Fallen treeblthorne
      Exit to Palisades Circle
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      Aug 26, 2020
      Ideal mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Roy Robinson to Purple Connector
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      Aug 26, 2020
      Ideal More like an intermediate trail. Narrow,...mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Orange Trail West
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      Aug 26, 2020
      Ideal mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Track Around the hill
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      Aug 26, 2020
      Ideal mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Bradley Lesser Playground Trail
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      Aug 26, 2020
      Ideal mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Plain Street Connector
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      Aug 26, 2020
      Ideal Multiple unrideable blowdowns. But other...mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Access Rd
      Jun 6, 2020 @ 10:38am
      Jun 6, 2020
      VariableTwo low hanging trees have hit my head...brownpow514

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      Tj0307riddentrailactivity #51566428
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 8:15pm
      Apr 22, 2024
      Dylaaan05addtrailactivity #49614510
      Feb 28, 2024 @ 6:18am
      Feb 28, 2024
      kiwiflapjackriddentrailactivity #45589458
      Oct 24, 2023 @ 7:37am
      Oct 24, 2023
      AndrewSh06riddentrailactivity #43501383
      Aug 29, 2023 @ 7:17am
      Aug 29, 2023
      JeffreyRfKEbriddentrailactivity #43317196
      Aug 24, 2023 @ 4:12pm
      Aug 24, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      JeffreyRfKEbtrailAmes Rifle DescentThis is my favorite descent in the area....
      Dec 24, 2023 @ 8:25am
      Dec 24, 2023
      mappermookreportAmes Rifle DescentWow man, hope that you are OK!
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 2:19pm
      Nov 4, 2021
      OttaCeereportAmes Rifle DescentAgree with that! Crashed very bad hitting the...
      Nov 1, 2021 @ 1:39pm
      Nov 1, 2021
      BeeRAD88trailBradley Lesser Playground Trail100' mud bog near the middle during "wet" seas
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 11:55am
      Apr 26, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2810 miles522 ft5 miles177 ft
      #9,471#3,96819281278
      Hike2810 miles522 ft5 miles177 ft
      #8,430#3,8362845
      Trail Running2710 miles495 ft5 miles177 ft
      #8,397#3,813289
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