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  • Icy
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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: Yes
      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.
      Disclaimer:
      Dirt bikes must stay on the yellow blazed trails only. Off-Highway Motorcycles (OHM) only. No ATV or Quads allowed in the State Forest. OHM trail use is allowed from May 1 - Last Sunday November.
      Region Details
      • 22
      • 1
      • 53
      • 52
      • 16
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of 3 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      145
      Trails Mountain Bike
      145
      Trails E-Bike
      117
      Trails Hike
      144
      Trails Trail Running
      143
      Trails Horse
      16
      Trails Dirtbike
      15
      Total Distance
      44 miles
      Total Descent
      4,496 ft
      Total Vertical
      268 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      433 ft
      Reports
      265
      Photos
      48
      Ridden Counter
      10,970

      Photos of F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Connector
      3 |
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 3:59pm
      Sep 17, 2020
      trail: Connector
      5 |
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 3:59pm
      Sep 17, 2020
      trail: Connector
      4 |
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 2:10pm
      Sep 17, 2020
      trail: Pine Climb
      8 |
      Aug 18, 2020 @ 7:16pm
      Aug 18, 2020

      Videos of F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Mountain Bike

      0:18 | 88 | Sep 23, 2019
      Duxbury Town Forest
      0:56 | 48 | Apr 25, 2017
      Ne Style
      trail: Exit
      0:16 | 615 | Sep 6, 2008
      exit 10
      trail: Exit
      0:07 | 209 | Jun 21, 2008

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Cocasset River Trail
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Drypjay1 Big tree down top of hill
      Foxy Flow
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 10:48am
      Oct 8, 2020
      Drybrucerioux BVNEMBA Region Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Connector
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 5:50pm
      Oct 3, 2020
      Drykravdijk34Hike Large tree down across trail, blocking trail

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Tower Trail Connector
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 5:29am
      3 days
      Dryterevos
      Horse Farm Road
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 9:38am
      Oct 23, 2020
      Drymappermook Lind Very loose
      West Foxboro Woods
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 9:38am
      Oct 23, 2020
      Variablemappermook Lind Super soft and plush with pine needles. ...
      Lakeview Shores Gateway
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 9:38am
      Oct 23, 2020
      Idealmappermook Lind The surface of this trail keeps...
      Betwixt the Ponds Loop
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 9:38am
      Oct 23, 2020
      Variablemappermook Lind A little rough around the edges. Some...
      To the Tower
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 9:38am
      Oct 23, 2020
      Idealmappermook Lind
      Waterhole 14
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 9:38am
      Oct 23, 2020
      Variablemappermook Lind Fun ride. Steep downhill's condition is...
      Reba's Run
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Drypjay1 Widow maker can pass but going to fall
      Along the pond
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 4:18pm
      Oct 15, 2020
      Drykravdijk34
      Town Forest
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 8:24am
      Oct 14, 2020
      Idealmappermook Lind Small blowdown that used to be here is...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1727533kravdijk34addtrailUp and over Goat Rock
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 4:09pm
      6 hours
      user #881472spepwishlisttrailWilliam's Revenge Climb #2 and 1 more
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 6:40pm
      2 days
      user #730644terevosaddreportTower Trail Connector and 1 more
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 5:29am
      3 days
      user #730644terevosvotetrailTower Trail Connector
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 5:27am
      3 days
      user #2188109mappermookaddtrailDead End Hill and 2 more
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 11:42am
      Oct 23, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #2188109mappermooktrailWashington St.I think the lower half of the trail is still...
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 3:30pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      user #2188109mappermooktrailTour of the ShoresBlowdowns have now been cleared. It has...
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 2:21pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      user #2188109mappermooktrailPondvilleTo whoever cleared the huge blowdown on this...
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 2:20pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      user #2188109mappermooktrailLakeview Shores GatewayThe trail has now been trimmed and is much...
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 2:18pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      user #2188109mappermooktrailMoto Trail ConnectorTrail has been badly battered by moto-riding. ...
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 8:15pm
      Oct 13, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Wrentham State Forest & Conservation Lands 53 108 47 23.1 km
      Lind Farm 43 18 63.6 km
      Plainville Conservation Land 13 283.7 km
      King Phillip's Rock & Canoe River 40 22 34.4 km
      Harold Campbell Forest 3 25.3 km

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