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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Directions Directions
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      "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
      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
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 29, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #868
      State Ranking
      #8
      Trails (view details)
      49
      Trails Mountain Bike
      49
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      49
      Trails Trail Running
      49
      Trails Snowmobile
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent
      2,601 ft
      Total Vertical
      202 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      221 ft
      Reports
      77
      Photos
      25
      Ridden Counter
      2,889

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of Fort Rock Mountain Bike

      trail: X-Trail
      17 |
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 6:55am
      Sep 3, 2019
      trail: Qantas Queue
      11 |
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 9:34am
      Sep 2, 2019
      trail: Qantas Queue
      19 |
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Sep 2, 2019
      trail: Veggie Burger
      5 |
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 8:54am
      Sep 1, 2019

      Videos of Fort Rock Mountain Bike

      10-14-12 AM Roadtrip to Highland
      trail: IPA
      0:57 | 186 | Oct 14, 2012

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1817615Mwdunn01addreportDeertrees Lot Connector
      Nov 29, 2019 @ 1:41pm
      Nov 29, 2019
      user #1681928godlygabeaddtrailBlue Connector
      Nov 17, 2019 @ 1:00pm
      Nov 17, 2019
      user #983854TrakWalkeraddreportTrestle to Gas
      Nov 16, 2019 @ 1:59pm
      Nov 16, 2019
      user #1681928godlygabeaddtrailIndustrial Circle Access
      Nov 15, 2019 @ 11:32am
      Nov 15, 2019
      user #1973308gwshreckwishlisttrailNorthern Exposure and 1 more
      Nov 5, 2019 @ 5:00pm
      Nov 5, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1782808NickLavestrailXLR8Gets muddy quickly but one of the flowiest...
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 6:22am
      Jul 2, 2019
      user #1782808NickLavestrailYellow GasLots of roots. Easier than some other trails...
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 6:20am
      Jul 2, 2019
      user #1752578boomlavatrailCrazy XAnyone know of a way to connect from Western...
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 8:32am
      Apr 15, 2019
      user #1752578boomlavatrailWestern FrontAnyone know of a way to connect from Western...
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 8:31am
      Apr 15, 2019
      user #848842briancrowleyreportX-TrailThere is a re-route, but in the spring it...
      Oct 11, 2017 @ 7:52am
      Oct 11, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Stratham Hill Park 13 74.3 km
      Charles Hodges Conservation Area 1 65.2 km
      Meetinghouse Hill 2 3 15.4 km
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      College Woods 19.1 km

      Local Badges

      • By benmob1898 & contributors
      • Admins: SNH NEMBA
      • #4009 - 3,667 views

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