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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
      Land Status: State Forest
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      Open as of 11 hours
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      66
      Trails Mountain Bike
      72
      Trails Horse
      13
      Trails Hike
      72
      Trails Trail Running
      72
      Trails Snowshoe
      38
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      35
      Total Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent
      1,627 ft
      Total Vertical
      184 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      208 ft
      Reports
      99
      Photos
      25
      Ridden Counter
      4,413

      Photos of Bradley Palmer State Park Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Sep 4, 2023 @ 3:44am
      Sep 4, 2023
      trail: Skull Face
      45 |
      Nov 16, 2021 @ 6:00pm
      Nov 16, 2021
      trail: BP 1
      43 |
      Apr 7, 2021 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 7, 2021
      56 |
      Apr 7, 2021 @ 1:19pm
      Apr 7, 2021
      trail: Skull Face
      56 |
      Feb 15, 2021 @ 10:34am
      Feb 15, 2021
      trail: BP 1
      24 |
      Feb 14, 2021 @ 5:10pm
      Feb 14, 2021
      trail: Skull Face
      78 |
      Sep 21, 2020 @ 6:13pm
      Sep 21, 2020
      trail: Unknown Trail
      59 |
      May 16, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      May 16, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      BP 1
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 4:23am
      11 hours
      IdealSmall tree down across trail, can...bobg13
      Bay Circuit Trail
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 4:22am
      11 hours
      Idealall clearbobg13
      Shaw Field Trail
      Jan 30, 2024 @ 7:12am
      Jan 30, 2024
      Prevalent Mudlots of mud in the section that runs...bobg13
      Muddy Field Cutoff
      Jan 29, 2024 @ 6:23am
      Jan 29, 2024
      VariableTrail Running bobg13
      Hairy Tree Hill
      Jan 29, 2024 @ 6:23am
      Jan 29, 2024
      Prevalent MudTrail Running bobg13
      Winthrop Street Connector
      Jan 14, 2024 @ 4:18am
      Jan 14, 2024
      VariableTrail Running bobg13
      Winthrop Road
      Jan 13, 2024 @ 4:53am
      Jan 13, 2024
      VariableTrail Running bobg13
      BP Road Bypass
      Jan 6, 2024 @ 11:34am
      Jan 6, 2024
      WetLots of standing water and icebobg13
      Grassy Connector
      Jan 4, 2024 @ 5:31am
      Jan 4, 2024
      IdealTrail Running bobg13
      Beaver Trail
      Jan 4, 2024 @ 5:31am
      Jan 4, 2024
      Prevalent MudTrail Running bobg13

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      bobg13addreportactivity #51530459 and 1 more
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 4:22am
      11 hours
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      Apr 10, 2024 @ 9:18am
      Apr 10, 2024
      CherieNwishlistregionactivity #49646994
      Feb 29, 2024 @ 3:07pm
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      RideTNEwishlistrouteactivity #49260675
      Feb 17, 2024 @ 4:42pm
      Feb 17, 2024
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      Nov 26, 2023 @ 2:34pm
      Nov 26, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      dukeblastertrailSkull FaceThis trail is the only trail I found enjoyable...
      Oct 11, 2022 @ 5:28am
      Oct 11, 2022
      SiamDelightRulestrailBay Circuit TrailFeel free to add it!
      Mar 8, 2021 @ 7:42am
      Mar 8, 2021
      bobg13reportUnknown TrailThe downed tree is just west of the split with...
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 5:41am
      Mar 7, 2021
      bobg13trailBay Circuit TrailThere is one well-marked trail that connects...
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 5:37am
      Mar 7, 2021
      bobg13trailVineyard Hill 1The mapped trails are great and all seem...
      Feb 19, 2021 @ 8:21am
      Feb 19, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7225 miles1,627 ft10 miles184 ft
      #4,818#2,153209922,629
      Horse132 miles187 ft3,963 ft144 ft
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      Hike7225 miles1,627 ft10 miles184 ft
      #3,940#1,980199136
      Trail Running7225 miles1,627 ft10 miles184 ft
      #3,959#1,9871991121
      Snowshoe388 miles525 ft4 miles157 ft
      #579#3293712
      Backcountry Ski11,096 ft43 ft991 ft43 ft
      Nordic Ski358 miles499 ft3 miles157 ft
      #401#24171
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