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      "Fort Rock is the commonly known name for two separate Town Forests, the Henderson-Swasey Town Forest in Exeter and the Oakland Town Forest in Newfields. They are separated by Route 101. Joining them together is a large metal culvert that runs under the highway.

      The trails here offer almost unlimited technical challenges to the rider who's willing to work a bit. It's almost impossible to ride here without dodging or climbing over a plethora of exposed rocks and roots. And the trip under Route 101 is almost unique in all of New England's riding.

      Riding at Fort Rock is challenging. There are too many trails to ride in one outing, so expect to come back if you want to explore everything.

      Of the two properties, Oakland Hills seems to offer the most technical challenge. While Henderson-Swasey has the majority of the more mellow trails.

      Henderson-Swasey has some smooth rolling old woods roads. Many of the singletracks leading off of these are quite technical. There is a short graded dirt road and a long gas line that's located near the main parking lot and they offer the mellowest riding on the property.

      From the parking area at Oakland Hills you head down a long old woods road that's turning into a singletrack. Branching off from it you'll find lots of well used singletracks and degraded forests roads. Many of these are very challenging.

      While both properties abut each other and are only separated by a highway I find them to be quite a bit different. I prefer Henderson-Swasey when I want a ride that's composed of a variety of riding experiences. Oakland Hills is my choice when I want to beat myself up more consistently on challenging terrain.

      The trails leading from both properties to the culvert are quite difficult, and most people will find themselves getting off and walking at least once."
      NEMBA
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Land Status: Community Forest
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      "From Route 101 that the Route 85 Exit. The entrance to Henderson-Swasey is located a quarter of a mile to the south. The parking area for Oakland Hills is a quarter of a mile to the north."
      NEMBA
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 23, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      142
      Trails Mountain Bike
      142
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      137
      Trails Trail Running
      137
      Trails Snowmobile
      7
      Trails Snowshoe
      140
      Trails Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      10
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      2,670 ft
      Total Vertical
      204 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      224 ft
      Reports
      477
      Photos
      48
      Ridden Counter
      23,280

      Fort Rock Mountain Bike Routes

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      Watson Lot Fort Rock Sampler
      10 miles
      Fort Rock
      8 miles
      4 mile Fort Rock Ridepopular ridelog4 miles
      5 mile Fort Rock Ridepopular ridelog5 miles
      5 mile Fort Rock Ridepopular ridelog5 miles
      11 mile Fort Rock All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog11 miles
      11 mile Fort Rock Ridepopular ridelog11 miles
      12 mile Fort Rock Ridepopular ridelog12 miles
      5 mile Fort Rock Ridepopular ridelog5 miles
      9 mile Fort Rock Ridepopular ridelog9 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 6 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 18 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 169 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance

      Photos of Fort Rock Mountain Bike

      trail: Huckzila
      9 |
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 3:34pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      trail: Huckzila
      13 |
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 3:34pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      trail: X-Trail
      19 |
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 2:34pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      trail: Mug Club
      41 |
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 6:06am
      Nov 24, 2020
      trail: Double IPA
      37 |
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 6:06am
      Nov 24, 2020
      trail: Mug Club
      58 |
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 6:05am
      Nov 24, 2020
      trail: Bridges
      78 |
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 5:41pm
      Oct 10, 2020
      71 |
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 5:39pm
      Oct 10, 2020

      Videos of Fort Rock Mountain Bike

      Profile Classic hub sound
      trail: Hub
      0:11 | 76 | May 29, 2020
      Mt. Washington Summit Descent
      trail: Summit
      3:11 | 2965 | Dec 19, 2019
      Speed, Power, Raw
      trail: Power
      0:57 | 17 | Nov 23, 2018
      Highland 2018 NE Style + Power hour
      trail: Power
      3:17 | 59 | Oct 9, 2018
      GoPro clip submission
      trail: Power
      1:59 | 62 | Apr 28, 2018
      Women's Gravity Weekender 2017
      trail: Gravity
      4:15 | 574 | May 18, 2017
      highland raw
      trail: Power
      5:03 | 122 | May 30, 2016
      Hot summer day.
      trail: Wheel
      1:10 | 36 | Aug 19, 2015

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2111994DawleylamavotetrailneB giB and 7 more
      May 5, 2021 @ 2:40pm
      3 days
      user #2085662mwattsnhriddentrailQantas Queue
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 12:23pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      user #1932476Hubbles83addtrailOlive Bridge and 1 more
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 7:39am
      Apr 27, 2021
      user #2310723camSullyaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 3:34pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      user #1261313sam-aye-amaddreportBLT North and 10 more
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 4:52pm
      Apr 23, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #2111994DawleylamatrailParker WayThis is such a FUN trail. Loamy, fast, and...
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 7:32am
      Apr 22, 2021
      user #2377745AedanmessiertrailHuckzilaAbout a 5 or 6 foot rock drop that is a harder...
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 7:17pm
      Nov 24, 2020
      user #2339297tnbeattytrailWheel Power-EdThis awesome tech trail makes great use of a...
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 4:06pm
      Sep 28, 2020
      user #848842briancrowleytrailX-TrailNegative on that connection, separated by...
      Sep 2, 2020 @ 9:24am
      Sep 2, 2020
      user #848842briancrowleytrailBoulderdashHave a lot of energy and suspension. This is X...
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 7:04pm
      Aug 27, 2020

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike14251 miles2,671 ft12 miles203 ft
      #650#3234847729,485
      E-Bike41 mile138 ft3,225 ft98 ft
      #1,10646730
      Hike13751 miles2,641 ft12 miles203 ft
      #487#27847671
      Trail Running13751 miles2,641 ft12 miles203 ft
      #492#27847660
      Snowmobile73 miles236 ft1 mile105 ft
      #10#2299
      Snowshoe14051 miles2,671 ft12 miles203 ft
      #19#1130426
      Downhill Ski1
      Backcountry Ski1
      Nordic Ski105 miles430 ft2 miles200 ft
      #15#1230224
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      • Admins: FortRock, SNH NEMBA
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