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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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      Trails (view details)
      39
      Trails Mountain Bike
      39
      Trails Hike
      39
      Trails Trail Running
      39
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      1,310 ft
      Total Vertical
      184 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      208 ft
      Reports
      45
      Photos
      20
      Ridden Counter
      2,271

      Photos of Bradley Palmer State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: BP 1
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      Apr 7, 2021 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 7, 2021
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      Apr 7, 2021 @ 1:19pm
      Apr 7, 2021
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      Feb 23, 2021 @ 2:29pm
      Feb 23, 2021
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      trail: Connector
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      Feb 23, 2021 @ 2:27pm
      Feb 23, 2021
      trail: Skull Face
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      Feb 15, 2021 @ 10:34am
      Feb 15, 2021
      trail: BP 1
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      Feb 14, 2021 @ 5:10pm
      Feb 14, 2021
      trail: Skull Face
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      Sep 21, 2020 @ 6:13pm
      Sep 21, 2020
      trail: Unknown Trail
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      May 16, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      May 16, 2020

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      user #1591899KenJBaddreportSkull Face
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 4:25pm
      2 days
      user #1150182ironmuppetdifficultyvotetrailBP 1
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 11:30am
      Jun 1, 2021
      user #2514930BillxvRWuTriddentrailSkull Face and 1 more
      May 31, 2021 @ 6:10pm
      May 31, 2021
      user #1791831alanabrams567addreportUnknown Trail and 1 more
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 8:28am
      Apr 12, 2021
      user #2422796dbateseraddphoto at BP 1 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
      Apr 7, 2021 @ 3:13pm
      Apr 7, 2021

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      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
      user #2027963SiamDelightRulestrailVineyard Hill 1Yeah, this area likely needs updating as there...
      Feb 15, 2021 @ 12:52pm
      Feb 15, 2021

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      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3920 miles1,309 ft7 miles184 ft
      #6,124#2,61614451816
      Hike3920 miles1,309 ft7 miles184 ft
      #5,297#2,46814528
      Trail Running3920 miles1,309 ft7 miles184 ft
      #5,301#2,46845123
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