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      The Foxboro section of the F. Gilbert Hills State Forest in Foxboro, Massachusetts offers one of the best riding experiences in eastern Massachusetts. The 810 acres of woodlands are densely forested with a variety of hardwood stands and contain a spaghetti-like maze of trails. The rocky gravelly earth, derived from a glacial till, is well drained, rarely muddy, and has little sand. Drumlins provide an interesting variety of abrupt elevation changes. There are no paved roads, campsites, or lakes. With the exception of a small picnic area, this forest is basically just trails.

      A number of interesting stone structures are found in the forest. Scientists and historians disagree as to their origins.

      Foxboro State Forest abuts Foxborough town conservation land. Some of the trails in the forest enter this area and bicycles are welcome there. This area has seen years of off-road motorcycle activity. The trails range from rough dirt roads and degraded jeep roads to miles upon miles of difficult singletrack. The trails take advantage of the best of the forest's elevation changes, scenery and natural terrain. They are a gas to ride. The dense woods provide a shady, usually dust free riding experience. There is little mud after April, and it's cool under the trees in all but the hottest part of the summer. Here you will find the challenges of the Blue Hills or the Middlesex Fells without the air pollution and the constant traffic noise.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      To get there, take exit 14 from Mass. Route 495.
      Head north on Route 1 to your second intersection, Thurston Street.
      From there follow the state forest signs to forest headquarters or park at either of the two metal state forest gates that will be on your left.
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      Open on Sep 17, 2018


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      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,732 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      429 ft
      Total Vertical
      226 ft
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      Photos of F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Spine
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      Feb 29, 2004 @ 7:43pm
      Feb 29, 2004
      Spine, Foxboro
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