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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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      • 17

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 12, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      34
      Trails Mountain Bike
      39
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      39
      Trails Trail Running
      39
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      1,358 ft
      Total Vertical
      184 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      208 ft
      Reports
      44
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      3,187

      Photos of Bradley Palmer State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Skull Face
      29 |
      Nov 16, 2021 @ 6:00pm
      Nov 16, 2021
      trail: BP 1
      29 |
      Apr 7, 2021 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 7, 2021
      47 |
      Apr 7, 2021 @ 1:19pm
      Apr 7, 2021
      report
      21 |
      Feb 23, 2021 @ 2:29pm
      Feb 23, 2021
      trail: Skull Face
      34 |
      Feb 15, 2021 @ 10:34am
      Feb 15, 2021
      trail: BP 1
      16 |
      Feb 14, 2021 @ 5:10pm
      Feb 14, 2021
      trail: Skull Face
      62 |
      Sep 21, 2020 @ 6:13pm
      Sep 21, 2020
      trail: Unknown Trail
      43 |
      May 16, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      May 16, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Unknown Trail
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 6:26am
      Aug 4, 2022
      Drybobg13
      Unknown Trail
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 6:06am
      Mar 21, 2022
      VariableA little damp but no puddles, prime gravelSpeedBracer
      Unknown Trail
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 6:06am
      Mar 21, 2022
      VariableDamp but goodSpeedBracer
      Skull Face
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 1:58pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      VariableFun - no major issiesKenJB
      Winthrop Street
      Apr 11, 2021 @ 4:31am
      Apr 11, 2021
      Dryalanabrams567
      Unknown Trail
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 11:06am
      Mar 13, 2021
      Variablejerhood
      Access Road
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 5:34am
      Mar 7, 2021
      IcyHike ice and water everywherebobg13
      Unknown Trail
      Mar 6, 2021 @ 7:10am
      Mar 6, 2021
      IcyHike Large tree down across trail, blocking...bobg13
      Grassy Rut
      Mar 6, 2021 @ 6:12am
      Mar 6, 2021
      IdealHike bobg13
      Meadow Road
      Mar 6, 2021 @ 6:12am
      Mar 6, 2021
      IdealHike bobg13

      Activity Feed

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      user #2113788dwainberwishlistrouteStandard Willowdale Route
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 3:13pm
      Jan 30, 2023
      user #3189778GeorgeSlPcTwishlistrouteStandard Willowdale Route
      Dec 27, 2022 @ 8:44am
      Dec 27, 2022
      user #3224978Ndr123wishlistrouteB2 MTB January 24 6:30PM
      Dec 7, 2022 @ 7:51pm
      Dec 7, 2022
      user #496108NEMBAbillupdateregionBradley Palmer State Park
      Nov 14, 2022 @ 9:26am
      Nov 14, 2022
      user #2125822Mihag1wishlistrouteStandard Willowdale Route
      Nov 5, 2022 @ 6:35am
      Nov 5, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2546391dukeblastertrailSkull FaceThis trail is the only trail I found enjoyable...
      Oct 11, 2022 @ 5:28am
      Oct 11, 2022
      user #2027963SiamDelightRulestrailBay Circuit TrailFeel free to add it!
      Mar 8, 2021 @ 7:42am
      Mar 8, 2021
      user #2369306bobg13reportUnknown TrailThe downed tree is just west of the split with...
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 5:41am
      Mar 7, 2021
      user #2369306bobg13trailBay Circuit TrailThere is one well-marked trail that connects...
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 5:37am
      Mar 7, 2021
      user #2369306bobg13trailVineyard 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 Bike3920 miles1,358 ft8 miles184 ft
      #5,627#2,454154721,817
      Horse1351 ft3 ft233 ft3 ft
      31
      Hike3920 miles1,358 ft8 miles184 ft
      #4,748#2,29114771
      Trail Running3920 miles1,358 ft8 miles184 ft
      #4,749#2,29247161
      Snowshoe21,447 ft46 ft1,224 ft95 ft
      #544514
      Backcountry Ski11,096 ft43 ft991 ft43 ft
      Nordic Ski21,447 ft46 ft1,224 ft95 ft
      #1,3451
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