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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Hodges Village Dam, located less than a mile west of the Sutton Avenue exit (4W) of Route 395, on Howarth Road off Charlton Street, Oxford, MA, has some of the most diverse and interesting trails in central MA. There is no permanent lake behind the dam which was built by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control. It is filled only temporarily with runoff from rainwater which would otherwise cause flooding problems downstream. The lands upstream of the dam are open to the public providing hundreds of acres of forest, shrub meadows, glacial topography and wetlands, all interlaced with outstanding trails.

      There are some blazes painted on the trees that will let you know which side of the dam you are on and which direction you are headed, but they don't mark specific trails. Blue blazes mark the east side trails. Orange blazes mark the west side trails. In both cases, a plain blaze means that you are headed away from the dam (mostly north) and a black dot in the middle of the blaze means you are headed toward the dam (generally south). Yellow triangles mark the Midstate Trail which runs across the project, mostly east to west. Red and white stripes painted on the trees are Corps of Engineers boundary markers, not trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Hodges, Oxford
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      Open on Jun 21, 2018

      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #4,990
      State Ranking
      #60
      Trails (view details)
      24
      Trails Mountain Bike
      24
      Trails Hike
      24
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,121 ft
      Total Vertical
      74 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      541 ft
      Reports
      1
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      175

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Jun 21, 2018 @ 1:28pm
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      Photos of Hodges Village Dam Mountain Bike

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      Jun 24, 2018 @ 1:17pm
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      Jun 15, 2018 @ 7:22am
      Jun 15, 2018
      Trail 1, My City
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