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      Massasoit State Park is located just a few minutes from route 495 in Taunton, Massachusetts. It's densely forested and has a lot of trails. Massasoit has one lake and three ponds. There is a campground with over 120 sites and a campers’ beach with a few parking spots. A playground was added near the end of park road and this area also has parking for a dozen or so cars. However, most people choose to park near the main entrance off Middleboro Ave. Please do not utilize the RV parking in this area. On busy weekends, it’s critical for the park to manage the RV check-in.

      The park is well utilized by mountain bikers. It’s rare to go there and not see at least a few cars with bicycle racks parked in the lot. Local shops have held weekly rides there for years and Massasoit has seen more than a few mountain bike races. The park has a year-round park supervisor that is very supportive of mountain bikers. In 2018 the campground was re-opened and the swimming beach was added. Additionally, the dam near the campground was rebuilt. Many trails lead off of it. When you find yourself at the campground, take any paved road or paved campground road to your next destination.

      Massasoit can be ridden all year long except when deep snow makes the trails impassable. There are over 24 miles of trails at Massasoit, including a few miles of dirt roads. Most rides end up being 8 – 12 miles in length and it’s easy to loop in a route. There are no long, extended climbs at Massasoit but many of the singletracks will have a number of short steep punchy climbs. These are made more difficult by loose soil, sand, rocks and exposed roots and are sure to make your heart rate climb. Most of the trails are not overly technical and many are rolling singletrack with tight corners. Although most trails are rated intermediate, expect to find a few difficult sections, mostly steep climbs, making short hike-a-bike sections not unusual. It will take a good rider at least a couple of days to thoroughly explore Massasoit.

      Arguably, the most fun trail in the park is the one along the south side of Lake Rico aptly named Along Rico Lake Trail. This twisty turny singletrack will leave you smiling the entire trail. There is also a twisty, turny section of trail though a grove of tall white pines on the southern most section of the park called the Needles. Many a rider makes a wrong turn in this area but hammer what you can. And finally, the best way to finish any ride is to follow along the entire Adams Trail that runs parallel to the main road back to the HQ. All of these trails shouldn’t be missed.

      Massasoit lies right on the line between the sandy gravely soil of the Cape Cod area and the more rocky earth of northern Plymouth and Bristol counties. As a result, the trails drain quickly, and the spring's mud season is very short. A good rule of thumb is, don’t ride here if you wouldn’t ride around on your lawn. The park supervisor takes mud season very seriously and will have a chat with you if you if he thinks you are damaging the trails.

      Directions:
      From Boston, Cape Cod or Worcester: Take Rte. 495 to Exit 5 in Middleborough and follow the signs to the state park.
      From New Bedford, Fall River areas: Take Rte. 24 north to Route 44 Exit 13B and follow the signs to the state park.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: State Park
      Land Manager: MA DCR
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      Headquarters Parking
      Disclaimer:
      Please do not ride this park in mud season. Yield to hikers, dog walkers and equestrians. No water at HQ but you can get water at the campground in camping season. Port-o-potty at HQ. The DCR online maps are out of date.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Mar 6, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      83
      Trails Mountain Bike
      82
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      81
      Trails Trail Running
      81
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent
      1,560 ft
      Total Vertical
      116 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      143 ft
      Reports
      329
      Photos
      31
      Ridden Counter
      27,318

      Photos of Massasoit State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Fore!
      69 |
      Nov 9, 2022 @ 11:46am
      Nov 9, 2022
      66 |
      Mar 10, 2022 @ 6:47pm
      Mar 10, 2022
      122 |
      Mar 23, 2021 @ 1:46pm
      Mar 23, 2021
      trail: Big Bear
      146 |
      Mar 23, 2021 @ 1:43pm
      Mar 23, 2021
      trail: Nik’s
      83 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 4:57pm
      Jan 1, 2021
      trail: Nik’s
      65 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 4:57pm
      Jan 1, 2021
      trail: Nik’s
      73 |
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 3:36pm
      Dec 16, 2020
      trail: Nik’s
      78 |
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 3:36pm
      Dec 16, 2020

      Videos of Massasoit State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Choose Me
      152 | Mar 21, 2021
      trail: Nik’s
      88 | Mar 21, 2021
      Two Bruises
      trail: Swoosh!
      | Dec 4, 2020

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      Recent Comments

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      OttaCeetrailBog TrailHalfway through trail features a tricky stream...
      Apr 11, 2021 @ 5:46pm
      Apr 11, 2021
      OttaCeetrailAdam's TrailSuch a fun trail - flows pretty good either...
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 12:55pm
      Mar 22, 2021
      Cygrace724trailNik’sFun little connector and very good job on the...
      Feb 3, 2021 @ 8:24am
      Feb 3, 2021
      Cygrace724trailSwoosh!IMO most fun trail in the park, kind of enduro...
      Feb 3, 2021 @ 8:20am
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      mappermooktrailPudding Rock TrailBridge is fun to clean.
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 1:10pm
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike8225 miles1,562 ft9 miles115 ft
      #224#1013132998,654
      Horse1561 ft20 ft463 ft20 ft
      21
      Hike8124 miles1,463 ft9 miles115 ft
      #141#74329203
      Trail Running8124 miles1,463 ft9 miles115 ft
      #141#72328120
      Snowshoe1528 ft10 ft528 ft10 ft
      1
      Nordic Ski1528 ft10 ft528 ft10 ft
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