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      Bradley Palmer State Park is one of two large DCR properrties in Topsfield.. The Park's 721 acres offer many miles of smooth easy fire roads, a few steep hills and some excellent singletrack trails. There's also a secluded traffic free paved road that's perfect for kids on small bikes.

      A few of the singletrack trails are challenging including some of those that run along the Ipswich River. My favorite singletrack trail is a downhill that runs from just north of #17 on the map to #11. It's a long flowing singletrack trail made by North Shore NEMBA volunteers.

      You'll notice that this is horse country as you'll ride past many "gates" designed for jumping.

      A featured part of bradley palmer is the Willowdale Estate which can be rented for weddings or special occasions.

      The riding here is for the most part pretty mellow. The fireroads and most of the woods roads are perfect for family exploration or for newer riders. They don't lack challenging sections, but those challenges are spaced out pretty well. The views from the open fields which top Bradley Palmer's hills are quite breathtaking, though not well captured by a camera.

      You'll have a good time exploring Bradley Palmer and if you don't get enough riding there, try Willowdale State Forest which is located right across the street. To get there take the footbridge at #3.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
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      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 27, 2020
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      Trails (view details)
      40
      Trails Mountain Bike
      40
      Trails Hike
      40
      Trails Trail Running
      40
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      1,323 ft
      Total Vertical
      184 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      208 ft
      Reports
      24
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      1,469

      Photos of Bradley Palmer State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Skull Face
      17 |
      Sep 21, 2020 @ 6:13pm
      Sep 21, 2020
      trail: Unknown Trail
      19 |
      May 16, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      May 16, 2020

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      user #820873calinfwishlisttrailSkull Face
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 5:32pm
      Oct 23, 2020
      user #1941495MudseasonwishlisttrailSkull Face
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 9:23am
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      user #2425814RowerwetriddentrailBeaver Bridge
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 3:46pm
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      user #1690182RosierosenbaumaddreportUnknown Trail
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 3:54am
      Sep 28, 2020
      user #2425051GavRuffriddentrailSkull Face
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 4:15pm
      Sep 27, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #18468476daysofslaytrailSkull FaceOne of the better flowing downhill sections in...
      May 6, 2020 @ 8:28pm
      May 6, 2020
      user #1595986Poopoo123trailSkull FaceThe only trail that is mostly downhill in the...
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 10:02pm
      Mar 25, 2020
      user #1417548SquishlefunketrailBeaver BridgeThe main bridge is dry, but the boards closer...
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 5:08pm
      Nov 11, 2018
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