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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. In as much, the trail through the campground had to be closed. Please do not attempt to ride the old trail through the campground. It is closed year-round A re-route is being planned and will hopefully be completed in the spring of 2020. When you find yourself at the campground, please just simply 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 20 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.

      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
      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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      Caution as of Nov 6, 2021
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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Snowshoe
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Total Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      1,521 ft
      Total Vertical
      112 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      139 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Photos of Massasoit State Park Mountain Bike

      42 |
      Mar 23, 2021 @ 1:46pm
      Mar 23, 2021
      trail: Big Bear
      52 |
      Mar 23, 2021 @ 1:43pm
      Mar 23, 2021
      trail: Nik’s
      34 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 4:57pm
      Jan 1, 2021
      trail: Nik’s
      20 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 4:57pm
      Jan 1, 2021
      trail: Nik’s
      21 |
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 3:36pm
      Dec 16, 2020
      trail: Nik’s
      30 |
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 3:36pm
      Dec 16, 2020
      trail: Nik’s
      18 |
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 3:35pm
      Dec 16, 2020
      trail: Nik’s
      30 |
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 4:05am
      Dec 16, 2020

      Videos of Massasoit State Park Mountain Bike

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

      Current Trail Warnings

      Rico/White Dot
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:24pm
      Nov 6, 2021
      DryHoCoBig tree down at the intersection of...
      Back Nine
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 10:04am
      Nov 6, 2021
      DryHoCoBig tree down. Needs a gas saw. Will...
      Bob's Bad Idea
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:02am
      Nov 6, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Adams Trail Connector
      Nov 11, 2021 @ 2:20pm
      Nov 11, 2021
      Drystorkrd4 Tree down
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 12:15pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      UnknownBeeRAD88Two trees down and plenty of mud on first...
      It's Lit, Continued
      Sep 22, 2021 @ 6:08am
      Sep 22, 2021
      VariableActivematrixTrail Running
      Warm Up
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 2:57pm
      Aug 10, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Rico Connector
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 2:57pm
      Aug 10, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Sandy Green
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 2:57pm
      Aug 10, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKSThe sand is def a slog.
      Pudding Rock Trail
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 2:57pm
      Aug 10, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKSFlowy and fun with an alternative rock...
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 2:57pm
      Aug 10, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 2:57pm
      Aug 10, 2021
      Drymappermook TRAILFORKSJump is fun to send.
      BBI Extension
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 2:57pm
      Aug 10, 2021
      Variablemappermook TRAILFORKSSomewhat wet.

      Activity Feed

      user #2899774edySon26wishlisttrailFishermen's
      Nov 19, 2021 @ 12:53pm
      Nov 19, 2021
      user #1657634storkrd4addreportAdams Trail Connector
      Nov 11, 2021 @ 2:20pm
      Nov 11, 2021
      user #2060742HoCoaddreportRico/White Dot
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:24pm
      Nov 6, 2021
      user #2060742HoCoaddreportBob's Bad Idea and 1 more
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:02am
      Nov 6, 2021
      user #2005600sedanielsonaddkarmaMassasoit State Park
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 6:02am
      Nov 6, 2021

      Recent Comments

      user #1193521OttaCeetrailBog TrailHalfway through trail features a tricky stream...
      Apr 11, 2021 @ 5:46pm
      Apr 11, 2021
      user #1193521OttaCeetrailAdam's TrailSuch a fun trail - flows pretty good either...
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 12:55pm
      Mar 22, 2021
      user #2008717Cygrace724trailNik’sFun little connector and very good job on the...
      Feb 3, 2021 @ 8:24am
      Feb 3, 2021
      user #2008717Cygrace724trailSwoosh!IMO most fun trail in the park, kind of enduro...
      Feb 3, 2021 @ 8:20am
      Feb 3, 2021
      user #2188109mappermooktrailPudding Rock TrailBridge is fun to clean.
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 1:10pm
      Oct 11, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7824 miles1,519 ft9 miles112 ft
      Hike7724 miles1,424 ft9 miles112 ft
      Trail Running7724 miles1,424 ft9 miles112 ft
      Snowshoe1528 ft10 ft528 ft10 ft
      Nordic Ski1528 ft10 ft528 ft10 ft
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