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      This land and its trails are owned by the Town of Falmouth and the Falmouth Land Trust. Please ride with gratitude on this protected land.

      Consisting of many expansive and diverse trails, Blackstrap Hill Preserve and Community Forest is popular among local riders. The trails have features that aggressive riders will enjoy: berms, flowy turns, drops and optional doubles. Riders can continue to some very loamy, flowy, and fun singletrack across the street at North Falmouth Community Forest. You can connect into Lowell Preserve from these trails. The trail network also continues under I-95 via the Cross Falmouth Trail to Hadlock Community Forest, where some flatter cross country trails can be found. Definitely a place to check out if you are into more aggressive all-mountain style riding, but also worth the trip for the cross country trails that are mixed in throughout.

      Hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, nature study, and horseback riding are all allowed. Motorized vehicles are prohibited, except snowmobiles on marked trails. Trails are not wheelchair accessible.
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      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Land Status: Community Forest
      Land Manager: Falmouth Land Trust
      Blackstrap Hill Preserve Parking/Trailhead google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Access and parking information:

      Primary parking with large lot and easiest access to the flow trail: 106 Hurricane Road, Falmouth (just west of Maine Turnpike bridge)

      Additional parking with access to both Blackstrap and North Falmouth Community Forest: 555 Blackstrap Road, Falmouth. Please park in unpaved lot if possible. Street-side parking is available, but please use caution on the busy road.

      Additional parking at the southern end of the property (better for hikers and walkers): 369 Blackstrap Road, Falmouth. This small parking lot is 1/4 mile north of Mountain Road.

      The property can also be accessed from the utility corridor just north of the intersection of Blackstrap Road and Mast Road.
      Disclaimer:
      Hunting is permitted in the area, so trail users should wear blaze orange during hunting season for safety.
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      • 24
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 23, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      37
      Trails Mountain Bike
      40
      Trails Hike
      38
      Trails Trail Running
      38
      Trails Snowmobile
      3
      Total Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      3,686 ft
      Total Vertical
      401 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      474 ft
      Reports
      525
      Photos
      75
      Ridden Counter
      17,343

      Photos of Blackstrap Hill Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Flow Creek
      9 |
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 6:12pm
      Nov 19, 2023
      trail: Flow Creek
      12 |
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 6:11pm
      Nov 19, 2023
      45 |
      May 14, 2023 @ 4:02pm
      May 14, 2023
      47 |
      Nov 15, 2022 @ 8:54am
      Nov 15, 2022
      trail: Happy Cats
      67 |
      Sep 23, 2022 @ 9:25am
      Sep 23, 2022
      trail: Happy Cats
      58 |
      Sep 23, 2022 @ 9:25am
      Sep 23, 2022
      41 |
      Sep 12, 2022 @ 5:44pm
      Sep 12, 2022
      trail: Bustamove
      142 |
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 6:41pm
      Aug 2, 2022

      Videos of Blackstrap Hill Preserve Mountain Bike

      Bustamove - Blackstrap Hill Preserve - ME
      trail: Bustamove
      221 | May 23, 2022
      Rocky Ridge / NEMBA Trail (Top Section) -...
      404 | May 20, 2022
      Connecting The Slabs
      636 | Mar 23, 2021
      Drop to Flat Hole
      463 | Mar 23, 2021
      River Trail Rapid Fire Edit
      1:15 | 481 | Sep 14, 2014
      finished edit of the 'river trail' (and some...
      3:32 | 439 | Aug 13, 2014
      river trail freeride trailer
      1:50 | 436 | Aug 12, 2014
      GoPro River Trail Ride
      4:41 | 338 | Jun 13, 2014

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Cky424wishlistrouteactivity #49291884
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 7:38am
      Feb 18, 2024
      marlinrideraddphotoactivity #46473575 and 1 more
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 6:11pm
      Nov 19, 2023
      MtbQuinn16addreportactivity #46468835 and 1 more
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 12:47pm
      Nov 19, 2023
      zMe85Uwishlistrouteactivity #46455869
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 5:36am
      Nov 19, 2023
      marlinriderwishlisttrailactivity #46419040 and 1 more
      Nov 18, 2023 @ 5:10am
      Nov 18, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      whatdeanseasreportBobcat TrailB CT bug
      Oct 4, 2023 @ 8:22am
      Oct 4, 2023
      MtbQuinn16trailFlow CreekGood flow trail. Don’t go after lots of rain...
      Sep 28, 2023 @ 10:50am
      Sep 28, 2023
      jkazukitrailFlow CreekTemporarily closed- conditions
      Apr 15, 2023 @ 11:15am
      Apr 15, 2023
      nmerksamertrailBustamoveAwesome step down and step up at the bottom
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 12:45pm
      Jun 10, 2021
      nmerksamertrailSaw WhetIdk if this is even a legit trail anymore....
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 12:40pm
      Jun 10, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Hadlock Community Forest 5 111.9 km
      Lowell Preserve 4 122.2 km
      Rines Forest 3 72.7 km
      Hardy Road Conservation Area 32.8 km
      Falmouth Community Park 4 42.8 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4024 miles3,684 ft12 miles400 ft
      #377#19075525211,803
      Hike3823 miles3,399 ft11 miles400 ft
      #297#182508120
      Trail Running3823 miles3,399 ft11 miles400 ft
      #299#18150698
      Snowmobile32 miles272 ft4,278 ft331 ft
      #41#20747
      • By GoRideYoBike & contributors
      • Admins: R4nd0mNam3, FLT, GP NEMBA
      • #5666 - 27,709 views

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