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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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      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
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Hodges, Oxford
      Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 6
      • 2
      • 11
      • 15
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 30, 2020

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      35
      Trails Mountain Bike
      35
      Trails Hike
      35
      Trails Trail Running
      35
      Trails Horse
      4
      Trails Dirtbike
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      31
      Trails Nordic Ski
      27
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      1,656 ft
      Total Vertical
      293 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      760 ft
      Reports
      16
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      1,303

      Hodges Village Dam Mountain Bike Routes

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      Scotty's Loop
      4 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of Hodges Village Dam Mountain Bike

      7 |
      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:48am
      Aug 19, 2020
      11 |
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 8:57am
      Jul 24, 2020
      trail: Whale Trail
      28 |
      Mar 15, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Mar 15, 2020
      32 |
      Aug 12, 2018 @ 12:57pm
      Aug 12, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2374005Chrismetal1addreportBailey Bridge
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 5:06pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      user #2382792ShredPositivity420riddentrailRock Summit
      Aug 28, 2020 @ 9:12pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      user #2365451NickieBeeaddphoto in My City
      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:48am
      Aug 19, 2020
      user #1099890bruceriouxaddtrailOHS Access
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:43am
      Aug 11, 2020
      user #2301155GsundlussieraddreportHigh School Hills and 1 more
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 7:08am
      Jul 29, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #1564097Mtbmike007reportTrail 1Fast
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 2:25pm
      Jun 26, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Shaw Farm 3 8 15.7 km
      Sutton State Forest 9 37.2 km
      Douglas State Forest 25 45 67.4 km
      Cookson Park 27.7 km
      Mumford St Conservation Area 47.9 km

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