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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      The riding in the Bourne/Falmouth area is usually referred to as riding at Otis. The riding area abuts the Otis Air Force Base which has been officially closed to anyone except official personal since the events of September 11th 2001.

      Most people don't realize that they are actually riding on Town of Falmouth Conservation Land and The Frances Crane Wildlife Management Area, which is not part of the base. Unfortunately, there is really no physical delineation between these areas. Most people ride Otis without ever crossing into base land or seeing military police. But, if you happen to be crossing a paved road and encounter a base official, they will ask you to leave, or perhaps escort you out. They are not out there patrolling, or looking for mountain bikers in the woods. If you see what looks like base housing or the National Cemetery you are no longer in an open riding area.

      Cape Cod NEMBA is creating an accurate map of Otis' trails that will clearly define things. It will be added to this page as soon as it is done.

      Cape Cod NEMBA members do a lot of of the upkeep on Otis's trails. Here are a couple of pictures taken on a late winter Trail Care day where the emphasis was on removing winter deadfalls from the trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Parking for Otis Trail Network google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 7
      • 3
      • 32
      • 38
      • 10
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 21, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #427
      State Ranking
      #6
      Trails (view details)
      91
      Trails Mountain Bike
      91
      Trails Hike
      90
      Trails Trail Running
      90
      Total Distance
      47 miles
      Total Descent
      5,367 ft
      Total Vertical
      220 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      259 ft
      Reports
      116
      Photos
      141
      Ridden Counter
      4,051

      Otis - Crane WMA Mountain Bike Routes

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      Otis South Loops
      12 miles
      TOT - Shop Ride
      32 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 6 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance

      Photos of Otis - Crane WMA Mountain Bike

      trail: Solana's Roll
      1 |
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 7:13pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      trail: Solana's Roll
      1 |
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 7:13pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      trail: Solana's Roll
      1 |
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 7:13pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      trail: Solana's Roll
      1 |
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 7:13pm
      Sep 4, 2019

      Videos of Otis - Crane WMA Mountain Bike

      Heaven's Gate
      0:30 | 276 | May 10, 2016
      youtuber Where Massholes Ride in Winter - Rocky...
      10:12 | 27 | Feb 22, 2019
      ROCKS ON THE CAPE?! | Otis Trails | Falmouth,...
      7:37 | 129 | Oct 22, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Dave's Shortcut
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 9:18am
      Sep 21, 2019
      DrySHolyfield Large tree down completely blocking

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Southbound Trail
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 10:57am
      Sep 13, 2019
      Variablecb1995Severely rutted out, some trees down over...
      West Side Trail
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 7:45am
      Jul 1, 2019
      DrymbeigelAwesome ride - aside from some heavy...
      Otis Park and Ride
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 3:57am
      Mar 17, 2019
      Dry650bboy
      151 Easy Fun
      Mar 11, 2019 @ 11:23am
      Mar 11, 2019
      WetFrankieFondaSnowy and significant mud.
      Crane Add On
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 8:06pm
      Dec 29, 2018
      DryJustomptonMultiple trees down, hardly passable
      Race to Sean Connery
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 9:12am
      Aug 18, 2018
      DryAllenbc01
      Pauls BiPass
      Jul 31, 2017 @ 8:41am
      Jul 31, 2017
      Drypnwmtbikes
      Scully's Trail
      Jul 31, 2017 @ 8:41am
      Jul 31, 2017
      Drypnwmtbikes
      Caleb's
      Jul 31, 2017 @ 8:41am
      Jul 31, 2017
      Drypnwmtbikes
      Connecter Trail
      Jul 31, 2017 @ 8:41am
      Jul 31, 2017
      DrypnwmtbikesExcellent conditions.

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1768973SHolyfieldaddreportDave's Shortcut
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 9:18am
      Sep 21, 2019
      user #1575004cb1995addreportSouthbound Trail
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 10:57am
      Sep 13, 2019
      user #1918614goesto11addphoto in My City and 11 more
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 7:11pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      user #1843179Nieuwkoop89wishlisttrailHalf Pipe Trail
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 10:04am
      Sep 1, 2019
      user #1806101DaaasboutriddentrailCountry Berms
      Aug 20, 2019 @ 11:48am
      Aug 20, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1621846JustomptontrailCrane Add OnTrees are down everywhere and so much...
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 9:32am
      Dec 29, 2018
      user #1652339MilesMcgripnrippertrailRockhopperFat bikes this dozens of times....Stop being a...
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 2:51pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      user #1418441Allenbc01trailRace to Sean ConneryGreat trail. Flowy with some tough climbs.
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 9:12am
      Aug 18, 2018
      user #1374064EsthilairereportRockhopperNice sandy tracks, easy level, not technical,...
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 3:07pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      user #837285KimuratrailRockhopperBeware of the little sandy section at the bottom
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 6:28pm
      Jul 9, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Four Ponds Conservation Area 14.2 km
      Beebe Woods 29 56 km
      Peterson Farm 126.5 km
      Mashpee River Woodlands 87 km
      Shawme-Crowell State Forest 18 38.9 km

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