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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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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 3 days ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,968
      State Ranking
      #66
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      1,226 ft
      Total Vertical
      175 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      198 ft
      Reports
      9
      Ridden Counter
      406

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1791831bobsmart567addreportUnknown Trail and 1 more
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 11:59am
      2 days
      user #1591899KenJBaddreportBeaver Bridge
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 1:06pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      user #1417548SquishlefunkeaddreportSkull Face
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 6:04pm
      Aug 9, 2019
      user #1218607jpmcgill89votetrailUnknown Trail
      May 27, 2019 @ 12:04pm
      May 27, 2019
      user #884052leviathan1976addreportMoon Hill Climb and 1 more
      May 11, 2019 @ 8:54am
      May 11, 2019

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      user #1417548SquishlefunketrailBeaver BridgeThe main bridge is dry, but the boards closer...
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 5:08pm
      Nov 11, 2018

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      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS Plus & contributors
      • Admins: NS NEMBA
      • #16141 - 887 views

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Bradley Palmer State Park.
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