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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
      Land Status: State Forest
      Land Manager: DCR
      Multi-use parking area 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.
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      Region Details
      • 22
      • 1
      • 69
      • 59
      • 27
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 22, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      182
      Trails Mountain Bike
      180
      Trails E-Bike
      113
      Trails Hike
      179
      Trails Trail Running
      177
      Trails Horse
      15
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      15
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      3
      Total Distance
      48 miles
      Total Descent
      5,018 ft
      Total Vertical
      268 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      433 ft
      Reports
      385
      Photos
      83
      Ridden Counter
      17,960

      Photos of F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Bennett Road
      8 |
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 2:55pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      10 |
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 1:59pm
      Jul 8, 2021
      trail: Leg Drop!
      31 |
      Mar 10, 2021 @ 1:08pm
      Mar 10, 2021
      53 |
      Dec 26, 2020 @ 8:23pm
      Dec 26, 2020
      trail: Blasting
      4 |
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Dec 8, 2020
      trail: Rough Riders
      25 |
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 9:14am
      Dec 8, 2020
      trail: Pine Climb
      16 |
      Nov 11, 2020 @ 7:29pm
      Nov 11, 2020
      13 |
      Nov 11, 2020 @ 7:28pm
      Nov 11, 2020

      Videos of F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Mountain Bike

      foxboro 4/28/21
      63 | Apr 29, 2021
      foxboro 4/28/21
      46 | Apr 29, 2021
      new smaller drop
      50 | Apr 7, 2021
      new big drop
      75 | Apr 7, 2021
      crash clip from 4/6/21
      54 | Apr 7, 2021
      new drop
      50 | Apr 7, 2021
      new drop
      65 | Apr 7, 2021
      f.gilbert hills state park
      35 | Apr 7, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1201193pjay1commentreportSunset Lake Trail
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 11:54am
      Oct 22, 2021
      user #1201193pjay1addreportSunset Lake Trail
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 11:51am
      Oct 22, 2021
      user #2210131BFalke69addreportTruffle Shuffle (Healthy Heart) and 12 more
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 2:39pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      user #2668902MustangMTNBikeriddentrailFirst Hill
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 2:08pm
      Sep 3, 2021
      user #2118612BadThomasriddentrailTower Trail Connector
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 10:12am
      Aug 14, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1201193pjay1reportSunset Lake TrailThanks for the heads up TM
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 11:54am
      Oct 22, 2021
      user #2188109mappermooktrailTruffle Shuffle 2Thanks for putting this one on the map -...
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 8:05am
      Apr 23, 2021
      user #2188109mappermooktrailAlong the pond SWThat's a good idea. F Gilbert in general...
      Jan 17, 2021 @ 4:58pm
      Jan 17, 2021
      user #1727533kunaridertrailAlong the pond SWI agree with the comments and was here the...
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 6:33pm
      Jan 16, 2021
      user #730644terevostrailAlong the pond SWYeah. I would agree that it should be a blue.
      Nov 18, 2020 @ 12:24pm
      Nov 18, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Crocker Pond Conservation Area 5 9 11.9 km
      Wrentham State Forest & Conservation Lands 66 120 61 33.1 km
      Lind Farm 57 22 13 13.6 km
      Plainville Conservation Land 60 54 23.7 km
      WWI Memorial Park 24.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike18047 miles4,977 ft18 miles269 ft
      #311#1476538565,591
      E-Bike11339 miles3,720 ft14 miles269 ft
      #107#31338125
      Hike17947 miles4,892 ft18 miles269 ft
      #197#1057385149
      Trail Running17747 miles4,888 ft18 miles269 ft
      #200#105385225
      Horse156 miles525 ft2 miles180 ft
      #79#654421
      Dirtbike/Moto157 miles659 ft3 miles171 ft
      #13#94915
      Backcountry Ski31,227 ft161 ft1,106 ft177 ft
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