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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      old school XC. SUPER tech, likely will break your bike but worth the challenge if you are up for it

      Huge open area split between Gloucester and Rockport. Home of early Gloucester settlement focused on timber before everyone moved to the shoes to focus on fishing. Old cellar holes, Babson Boulders, and large glacial erratics dot the woods. Ownership and management of the area has always been somewhat informal - Cape Ann Trail Stewards and Friends of Dogtown are two groups invested in the area and they try to take care of it. But it's big, and lots of people do whatever they feel like doing in here - motorsports, dumping, homeless camps - so it's a mixed bag.

      Trails were not built with mtb in mind, so be ready for rock city on most trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 3
      • 1
      • 14
      • 16
      • 9
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 25, 2020

      Trail Running Stats

      State Ranking
      #3,815
      Trails (view details)
      43
      Trails Mountain Bike
      44
      Trails Hike
      43
      Trails Trail Running
      43
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      869 ft
      Total Vertical
      131 ft
      Reports
      6
      Ridden Counter
      13

      Photos of Dogtown

      12 |
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 9:39am
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      Oct 5, 2020 @ 5:02am
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      Oct 5, 2020 @ 5:02am
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      20 |
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 5:02am
      Oct 5, 2020

      Videos of Dogtown

      Dogtown 11.2.13

      277 | Nov 2, 2016
      Mountain Biking Dogtown - Gloucester, MA

      636 | Nov 2, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Moraine's Edge
      Nov 16, 2020 @ 3:43pm
      Nov 16, 2020
      VariableSiamDelightRulesMountain Bike Many trees down
      The Big Slide
      Nov 12, 2020 @ 7:46pm
      Nov 12, 2020
      VariableSiamDelightRulesMountain Bike Slippery leaves make the trail hard to...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Nellie's Trail
      Nov 25, 2020 @ 2:26am
      Nov 25, 2020
      DryperryonMountain Bike Large tree down across trail, blocking...
      Common Road
      Apr 26, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Apr 26, 2020
      IdealSinmanHike
      Luce Trail
      Apr 26, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Apr 26, 2020
      IdealSinmanHike
      Macomber Road Connector
      Apr 26, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Apr 26, 2020
      IdealSinmanHike

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #842789perryonaddreportNellie's Trail
      Nov 25, 2020 @ 2:29am
      Nov 25, 2020
      user #2027963SiamDelightRulesaddreportMoraine's Edge
      Nov 16, 2020 @ 3:43pm
      Nov 16, 2020
      user #2027963SiamDelightRulesupdatetrailSand Trap
      Nov 16, 2020 @ 3:42pm
      Nov 16, 2020
      user #2027963SiamDelightRulesaddreportThe Big Slide
      Nov 12, 2020 @ 7:46pm
      Nov 12, 2020
      user #2027963SiamDelightRulesaddtrailSwamp Crossing and 10 more
      Nov 12, 2020 @ 7:20pm
      Nov 12, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2445069jhaney3041trailNellie's TrailThis is a great hiking trail but is crazy hard...
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 5:08am
      Oct 5, 2020
      user #2334293HeymegoodtrailAdams Pines TrailA intermediate technical trail if you cannot...
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 7:02am
      Aug 5, 2020
      user #2334293HeymegoodtrailCommon RoadHi
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:44pm
      Aug 4, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      South Woods 5 10 10 11.6 km
      Andrews Woods 122.9 km
      Halibut Point State Park3 km
      Tompson Street Reservation 1 10 53.6 km
      Ravenswood Park Area 7 18 44.2 km
      • By charles0210 & contributors
      • Admins: MBC, SiamDelightRules
      • #16683 - 1,535 views

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