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      2,575 acre park within 15 minutes of Boston with great flowy open singletrack, interspersed with some hard climbs, quick downhills and fun technical features. Park spans 5 towns (Stoneham, Melrose, Winchester, Malden and Medford) and is bisected into east Fells and west Fells by Rt 93 which runs north-south through the center of the park. Good riding on both sides.Consult the DCR trail map for areas and trails that are closed to biking (including Sklyine trail -- white blazes in west Fells).

      The best way to discover the Fells is to download and follow the routes listed on this page. Please avoid the Skyline Trail Route (White Blazes) as it is strictly limited to foot traffic, except for those sections of trail shared with the Reservoir and Green trails. All restricted trails are marked in the App and appears as shaded out. If you follow the Green and Reservoir routes you will not have a problem. The Green Mountain Bike Route (Green Blazes) is a relatively easy 6.4 mile loop around the North, Middle and South reservoirs on the western side of the Fells. It follows forest paths as well as double as well as some singletrack trails. The Reservoir Trail Route (Orange Blazes) is a moderately challenging 5.2 mile loop, also around the North, Middle and South Reservoirs on the West side of the Fells. This route follows a great mix of fast and flowy forest roads as well as double and single track trails, and has a good mix of flowy downhills and punchy climbs. For a more technical ride try the Rock Circuit Trail Route on the East side of I-93. This is a 3.7 mile loop around the Fells Reservoir.

      All of the trails get a lot of use by hikers and joggers (both oftentimes with dogs) as well as bikers, so bikers should be extra cautious and give foot traffic the clear right-of-way to preserve amicability among all users of these great trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Sheepfold Parking Lot google parking directions
      Access Info:
      There are numerous parking areas (see the posted picture of the Fells starting point heat map). The most popular starting point is from the Bear Hill Parking lot at 100 Fallon Rd, Stoneham, MA 02180 (off Exit 35 on Rt. 93)
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 23, 2020
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      222
      Trails Mountain Bike
      192
      Trails Hike
      222
      Trails Trail Running
      222
      Total Distance
      62 miles
      Total Descent
      9,153 ft
      Total Vertical
      269 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      308 ft
      Reports
      827
      Photos
      38
      Ridden Counter
      17,695

      Photos of Middlesex Fells Reservation Mountain Bike

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      May 3, 2020 @ 12:33pm
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      Apr 26, 2020 @ 7:08am
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      Videos of Middlesex Fells Reservation Mountain Bike

      youtuber Singlespeeding The Fells with Sousa - The...
      11:25 | 62 | Feb 13, 2020
      youtuber Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Series at the...
      2:04 | 80 | Sep 7, 2019
      youtuber NEMBA Wednesday Fells Ride
      2:04 | 89 | Sep 7, 2019
      Mountain Biking Middlesex Fells Reservation |...
      4:37 | 236 | Aug 28, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

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      user #1662963fmradio516votetrailDark Hollow Pond Trail
      May 24, 2020 @ 10:49am
      May 24, 2020
      user #2171680glabombardriddentrailWhitmore Brook Road
      May 23, 2020 @ 1:32pm
      May 23, 2020
      user #2171680glabombardaddreportGate 2 Access Trail
      May 23, 2020 @ 6:55am
      May 23, 2020
      user #2171680glabombardriddentrailB7.1 Connector and 1 more
      May 23, 2020 @ 6:54am
      May 23, 2020
      user #2171680glabombardaddreportRams Head Rd Connector and 1 more
      May 22, 2020 @ 5:21pm
      May 22, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #2171680glabombardtrailRams Head Rd ConnectorThis one is probably the best intermediate one...
      May 22, 2020 @ 5:20pm
      May 22, 2020
      user #2171680glabombardtrailB6.1 High School Access TrailIt should be a green. There’s only 1...
      May 22, 2020 @ 2:41pm
      May 22, 2020
      user #19771561mike12trailG4.2 to G4.4 Rock Circuit TrailTrailers unrideable in the northern direction...
      May 3, 2020 @ 1:10pm
      May 3, 2020
      user #19771561mike12trailE4.11 to F5.1 Cross Fells TrailShould be black
      May 3, 2020 @ 12:33pm
      May 3, 2020
      user #1235619chughsonreportD2.1 ConnectorI Agree! Rode early a.m.
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 6:27pm
      Jul 1, 2019

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