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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
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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
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Foxboro
      Parking google parking directions
      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.
      Region Details
      • 19
      • 28
      • 55
      • 5

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,094
      State Ranking
      #27
      Trails (view details)
      107
      Trails Mountain Bike
      107
      Trails Hike
      107
      Trails Trail Running
      107
      Trails Dirtbike
      9
      Total Distance
      40 miles
      Total Descent
      4,820 ft
      Total Vertical
      268 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      433 ft
      Reports
      198
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      3,765

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 5 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:18am
      Sep 29, 2019
      trail: 3rd Leg
      12 |
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 1:37pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      trail: Rough Riders
      12 |
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 1:28pm
      Jul 26, 2019
      trail: Town Forest
      108 |
      Mar 1, 2009 @ 12:24pm
      Mar 1, 2009

      Videos of F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Mountain Bike

      0:18 | 8 | Sep 23, 2019
      Duxbury Town Forest
      0:56 | 30 | Apr 25, 2017
      Ne Style
      trail: Exit
      0:16 | 590 | Sep 6, 2008
      exit 10
      trail: Exit
      0:07 | 179 | Jun 21, 2008

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      3rd Leg
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 3:03pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      Dryprsalois4
      Through the Swamp
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 3:01pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      Dryprsalois4
      Truffle Shuffle
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 2:59pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      Dryprsalois4
      Access
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 8:31am
      Sep 20, 2019
      Variablematthew8282
      Bondedge
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 2:10pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      Variablekravdijk34Undergrowth needs clipping
      The Short Way
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 4:46am
      Sep 3, 2019
      Drykravdijk34 I always get track going from N to S and...
      Dan's Trail
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 4:43am
      Sep 3, 2019
      Drykravdijk34 Good size tree blocking trail. Too much...
      First Climb
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 10:56am
      Jul 26, 2019
      DryMorphiusrt
      First Climb
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 10:56am
      Jul 26, 2019
      DryMorphiusrt
      First Hill
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 10:56am
      Jul 26, 2019
      DryMorphiusrt

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1734150TrailGruntaddtrailTower Trail and 2 more
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 2:10pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      user #1734150TrailGruntupdatetrailWolf Meadow Road and 28 more
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 1:17pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatetrailRough Riders and 14 more
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 5:47am
      Sep 30, 2019
      user #1566629prsalois4addphoto in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, United States
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:18am
      Sep 29, 2019
      user #1566629prsalois4commenttrailBlue Fins and 5 more
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:10am
      Sep 29, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1566629prsalois4trailPine Hill TrailEntry is behind the park utility shed, and is...
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:21am
      Sep 29, 2019
      user #1566629prsalois4trailIcing on the CakeDespite what the photo shows there are no man...
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:17am
      Sep 29, 2019
      user #1566629prsalois4trailRough RidersPlease note this trail is intended for dirt...
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:15am
      Sep 29, 2019
      user #1566629prsalois4trailConnectorThe start is impassable rock hill. Very short...
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:13am
      Sep 29, 2019
      user #1566629prsalois4trailHigh Rock RoadLoose gravel double track
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:11am
      Sep 29, 2019

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