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      Cutler Park is right on the dividing lines of three NEMBA chapters. Greater Boston NEMBA, Blackstone Valley NEMBA and SE MASS NEMBA. but don't let that confusion stop you, everyone's welcome here. :-) It's quite close to boston, bordering on route 128 in Newton and Needham.

      There is a large lake near the parking area and the more challenging singletracks are located between it and Route 128. The singletracks nearest to the highway go up and down Cutler's only hill. They are quite fun and include one roller coaster section. See if you can do it without pedaling.

      There are many more trails however, stretching out into the marshes on plank bridges. So expect to spend a bit of time exploring. If you do that you'll eventually make your way out of Cutler Park and into Riverdale Park, Millennium Park, The Brook Farm Conservation Area, and Newton's Nahanton Park. Succeed in doing this and you'll do a 16-mile loop. Cutler Park itself has about 9 miles of trails. The whole complex has about 22 miles of trails to explore.

      The first map above shows the entire complex. While the succeeding maps are of individual properties.

      Southeast Mass NEMBA has been doing trailwork at Cutler for many years including the bog bridges. How many times have you been northbound on Route 128 and looked into that marsh, never realizing that there was a trail right through the middle of it?

      Cutler's singletracks range from moderately technical to the most buffed singletracks imaginable. There are also some wide dirt roads that are fine for beginners and families. The road around the lake is the best example of that. My favorite trails are on Powell Island which is located after the first long wooden bridge. The trails on Powell's Island roughly form a figure eight. They are quite fast and fun to ride in both directions.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Naked Man
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: MA DCR
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 12, 2021

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      Trails (view details)
      38
      Trails Mountain Bike
      38
      Trails Hike
      34
      Trails Trail Running
      34
      Total Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent
      868 ft
      Total Vertical
      82 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      166 ft
      Reports
      176
      Photos
      24
      Ridden Counter
      5,432

      Photos of Cutler Park Mountain Bike

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      Oct 13, 2021 @ 4:53am
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      Oct 13, 2021 @ 4:53am
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      Jun 22, 2021 @ 6:16am
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      Jun 20, 2021 @ 10:14am
      Jun 20, 2021
      trail: Cow Island
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      Apr 16, 2021 @ 9:02am
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      trail: Cow Island
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      Apr 16, 2021 @ 9:02am
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      trail: Cow Island
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      Apr 16, 2021 @ 9:02am
      Apr 16, 2021
      69 |
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 7:36pm
      Nov 28, 2020

      Videos of Cutler Park Mountain Bike

      Riding with Fred and Ethan
      trail: Cow Island
      1:29 | 324 | Jul 15, 2017
      bone saw and hellion
      trail: Cow Island
      4:23 | 1065 | May 8, 2012
      Secret Stash in York, Maine.
      0:15 | 149 | Apr 17, 2012
      Cutler Park - Hawk and Rocks 6.14.10 1080p.wmv

      341 | Nov 2, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2552456ConnoWagneraddphoto in Newton, Massachusetts, United States and 1 more
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 4:53am
      Oct 13, 2021
      user #2613855Robert9IuOt4addreportCow Island
      Oct 12, 2021 @ 2:39pm
      Oct 12, 2021
      user #2877520Paige20668twishlisttrailBlue Heron Trail and 1 more
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 5:29am
      Oct 10, 2021
      user #2693093treversaaddreportBlue Heron Trail and 2 more
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 12:21pm
      Oct 3, 2021
      user #1697999mcourccommenttrailCow Island
      Sep 13, 2021 @ 11:37am
      Sep 13, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #1697999mcourctrailCow IslandThanks to whoever worked on this trail - it's...
      Sep 13, 2021 @ 11:37am
      Sep 13, 2021
      user #1727533kunariderreportBlue Heron TrailGlad this was fixed in the summer of 2021 by...
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 7:12am
      Sep 11, 2021
      user #1313767BosPetereportBlue Heron TrailSome Good Samaritan(s) built an awesome new...
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 8:19pm
      Nov 17, 2020
      user #1313767BosPetetrailBlue Heron TrailThanks to whoever fixed the boardwalk, you rock!
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 8:18pm
      Nov 17, 2020
      user #2388252cboss22reportBlue Heron TrailFixed by Scouts Eagle project this summer (2020)
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 6:04pm
      Sep 28, 2020

      Nearby Areas

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      Millennium Park1 km
      Needham Town Forest 4 5 5 12.9 km
      Stony Brook Reservation 60 36 163.6 km
      Lowell Woods 74 km
      Hale 23 16 17 14 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3816 miles866 ft5 miles82 ft
      #1,027#5312217633,861
      Hike3415 miles804 ft4 miles82 ft
      #835#5072175143
      Trail Running3415 miles804 ft4 miles82 ft
      #839#507175166
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