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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Hale is a private, non-profit education organization that manages 1,137 acres in Westwood and Dover, Massachusetts.

      Hale has generously kept its trails open to mountain biking. There is a tremendous variety of easy double track and intermediate single track throughout the property. Most riders park at the Cat Rock Parking Lot and start their rides from there. There are many kids, hikers, and dog walkers, so please respect the multi-use nature of this property.

      Any rider that is looking for tech just need to take any number of small singletracks off the main trails and they will hit some of the most challenging technical trails in Southeast Massachusetts. Many of the trails traverse the day camps at the beaches, rope courses and lodges throughout the park. Please give active participants the room they need to continue their activities.

      From Hale, the rider can connect to any number of different riding areas. Satan’s Kingdom is on the border of the area known as Sen Ki just south of Hartford Street. This area offers a 2-mile technical loop for the most accomplished riders and is well worth the trip if you like that sort of thing. Another notable technical singletrack is the trail called the Strawberry Hill Singletrack (not to be confused with the Strawberry Hill Trail). This 1 mile long technical trail offers challenges along the entire trail. At the completion of the trail, the rider will either love the challenges and turn around and head back for more, or humbly head to other areas of the park. On the northeast corner of the park is one of my favorite trails called Big Sucker. This trail starts out on the powerlines then dumps into the woods about a quarter mile from the start. Just in the woods it splits providing a left and right option. I prefer to go left as it offers more trail and a variety of challenges for the rider. This is a tough trail to navigate cleanly but it doesn’t include the terrifying drops and rollers that the rider will find at Satan’s Kingdom.

      Noanet Woodlands shares the western border with Hale and provides lots of easy carriage trails and a few flowy singletrack. Just to the southeast of Noanet, connected by public easement trails, is Rocky Woods and the Fork Factory Brook area where the rider will find a large variety of fun trails to explore. For the adventurous, the rider can connect Adam’s Farm from Fork Factory Brook for a long 20-mile ride or head over to Needham Town Forest to the north of Hale and continue to be challenged with lots of technical trails. Both Adam’s Farm and Needham town forest can be connected with not much more than a mile of paved roads.

      Trailforks has added a large number of routes the rider can explore from the 2019 Turkey Afterburner Event. Check out any of these routes that include small, 2-mile family loops to epic connector trails to the adjoining parks.

      ABOUT HALE:
      Founded in 1918, its flagship programs include Hale Day Camp, Hale Summer Club, Education & Adventure Programs, Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures, and Intrepid Academy at Hale. Hale offers educational and recreational opportunities that develop self-confidence, inspire passion for learning, and encourage appreciation for the natural environment. For more information, go to https://hale1918.org.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Hale
      Land Status: Private Property
      Land Manager: Hale
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 28, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      71
      Trails Mountain Bike
      70
      Trails Hike
      70
      Trails Trail Running
      70
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      2,783 ft
      Total Vertical
      243 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      398 ft
      Reports
      190
      Photos
      16
      Ridden Counter
      6,855

      Photos of Hale Mountain Bike

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2260603XLupdownaddreportCarby Street and 2 more
      Dec 2, 2020 @ 2:32pm
      14 hours
      user #1971445ZabethriddentrailPond Connector
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 11:53am
      Nov 29, 2020
      user #2506201philipIxrdFVriddentrailLower Powisset Porch
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 11:45am
      Nov 28, 2020
      user #1913249MwalczakvotetrailCarby to Storrow
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 4:50am
      Nov 28, 2020
      user #2188109mappermookcommenttrailHigh Rock Office
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 6:35pm
      Nov 24, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #2188109mappermooktrailHigh Rock OfficeOne of the best trails in the riding area. ...
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 6:35pm
      Nov 24, 2020
      user #2188109mappermooktrailPeacock RidgeTrail will probably be more enjoyable for a...
      Nov 21, 2020 @ 8:55pm
      Nov 21, 2020
      user #2188109mappermooktrailStone Wall ConnectorThe biggest little trail!!!
      Nov 8, 2020 @ 4:05pm
      Nov 8, 2020
      user #2188109mappermooktrailLittle BridgesNew Bridges built by NEMBA are great! This is...
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 3:58pm
      Oct 20, 2020
      user #1950437DVRidingreportOak Hill (green)Impassable
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 7:45am
      Oct 10, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Noanet Woodlands 39 9 11.2 km
      Satan's Kingdom 1 21.5 km
      Needham Town Forest 3 6 42.4 km
      Rocky Woods 22 192.8 km
      Fork Factory Brook Reservation 53 km

      Local Badges

      • By charles0210 & contributors
      • Admins: HALE, Hale
      • #16205 - 6,878 views

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