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      The Old Jail Lane trails are part of the Town of Barnstable’s “Cape Cod Pathways” and include a portion of the “Red” trail – a walking route from Sandwich to Yarmouth. NEMBA riders may be familiar with red triangular trail makers used to identify the route in West Barnstable. Loop and branch trails are occasionally designated with blue (northside offshoots) or green (southside offshoots) triangular markers.

      The Old Jail Lane trails are primarily double-track over rolling hills. There are a few fast downhills and one challenging climb on Ebenezer Smith Hill (a loop trail just to the north of the blue trail – try riding counter-clockwise to enjoy “Captain’s Logs”). NEMBA volunteers did a great job opening up the green trail (fun downhill in counterclockwise direction) on the southside of the preserve and other brush and log removal.

      The Central Park trail is a new addition over the last two seasons. Cape Cod NEMBA members as well as kids from Sturgis High School doing community service re-opened a long grown in trail.

      The Front Nine trail is located on an old disc golf course. It's short but quite hilly and challenging. Riding it in the counter clockwise direction is fun.

      Rides can be extended by starting further east such as parking at the Barnstable County Complex (which has bathrooms) at 3249 Main St, Barnstable MA 02360 and entering the woods adjacent to the Trayser Museum off of Route 6A. Or they can be extended further west from parking lot 7 at the Cape Cod Community College at 59 Dillon Lane, West Barnstable, MA 02668.

      Riding these trails is a lot of fun. They seem remote as you wend your way through deep woods, the only sound being some traffic noise from nearby Route 6. CCCC students and faculty seeking a nature break from classroom stuffiness are often found out on these trails. While some local dog walkers visit them many times a day.

      While not as large as either the nearby Trail of Tears or Willow Street (Exit 7), clever riders will note that Old Jail Lane's trails fall right between them. Making the possibility of a really long day's ride a reality for the hardy.

      By Lev Malakhoff
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Town of Barnstable
      Seabury Farm Parking Lot google parking directions
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 14, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      53
      Trails Mountain Bike
      54
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      54
      Trails Trail Running
      54
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      24
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      1,123 ft
      Total Vertical
      115 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      145 ft
      Reports
      176
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      2,823

      Photos of Old Jail Lane Mountain Bike

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      trail: Old Neck Lane
      4 |
      Jun 9, 2022 @ 4:26pm
      Jun 9, 2022
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      trail: Old Neck Lane
      2 |
      Jun 9, 2022 @ 4:24pm
      Jun 9, 2022
      38 |
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 3:17pm
      Jan 1, 2021
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      trail: Mei Li Way
      22 |
      Dec 24, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Dec 24, 2020
      trail: Fin's Folly
      29 |
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 9:56am
      Nov 7, 2020
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      Jul 1, 2020 @ 1:51pm
      Jul 1, 2020
      trail: Mei Li Way
      28 |
      Feb 23, 2019 @ 10:47am
      Feb 23, 2019
      26 |
      Feb 23, 2019 @ 10:12am
      Feb 23, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Trayser Trail
      Nov 3, 2022 @ 1:23pm
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      Nov 3, 2022 @ 6:23am
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      YMCA Crossing
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 12:46pm
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      Aug 7, 2022 @ 12:46pm
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      Aug 7, 2022 @ 12:46pm
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      IdealTrail Running dshowland
      Seabury Farm Trail
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 12:46pm
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      Activity Feed

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      user #2068131dshowlandaddreportTrayser Trail and 1 more
      Nov 3, 2022 @ 6:23pm
      Nov 3, 2022
      user #2093190capecolinupdatetrailBarnstable WDL Powerlines and 2 more
      Oct 26, 2022 @ 1:28pm
      Oct 26, 2022
      user #2093190capecolinupdatetrailTHE LAW and 5 more
      Oct 24, 2022 @ 6:15pm
      Oct 24, 2022
      user #2093190capecolinupdatetrailTrayser Trail and 2 more
      Oct 19, 2022 @ 2:50pm
      Oct 19, 2022
      user #23542761965galaxiewishlistregionOld Jail Lane
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 6:47am
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      Recent Comments

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      user #496108NEMBAbilltrailLittle HathawaysThis is a really fun trail. Climbing from...
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 2:47pm
      Aug 9, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5419 miles1,122 ft7 miles115 ft
      #4,036#1,852101751,260
      Horse1633 ft3 ft135 ft16 ft
      3
      Hike5419 miles1,122 ft7 miles115 ft
      #3,287#1,70117566
      Trail Running5419 miles1,122 ft7 miles115 ft
      #3,293#1,704175101
      Dirtbike/Moto1633 ft3 ft135 ft16 ft
      3
      Observed Trials1633 ft3 ft135 ft16 ft
      1
      ATV/ORV/OHV1633 ft3 ft135 ft16 ft
      3
      Snowmobile1633 ft3 ft135 ft16 ft
      Snowshoe248 miles394 ft3 miles108 ft
      #388#225
      Nordic Ski1633 ft3 ft135 ft16 ft
      1
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