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      The Puddon Hill Trail Network consist of two distinct areas - North of Puddon Street and South of Puddon Street. There are three places to park, but in order to maximize the amount of trails ridden, it is best to park by the West Hill Dam entrance on Mendon Road, ride the Turtle Tail Trail to the North Puddon Trails and end with the Southern Puddon Trails exiting on Mendon Road, riding downhill back to the car.

      North of Puddon Street - These trails are well laid out, surprisingly open, very ridable and mostly easy to follow.
      The trails are generally well defined with relatively smooth, solid and hardpacked surfaces, interspersed with some root, rock and rough. There are a number of easy to light technical rock wall crossings as well as other rock features.

      South of Puddon Street - These trails are best ridden from North to South as there are a lot of steep hills, making for a fun downhill section leading to Mendon Road.

      While the trails have a lot of elevation change, its is generally quite manageable with a lot of fun switchbacks, double backs and meandering along contours, with many short, punchy climbs. Towards the northeast, along Warren Brook, the elevation changes are generally more modest and undulating, with the steeper sections towards the west and the summit of Puddon Hill (marked on the map). Getting to the summit the climb is easier if the loop is done anti-clockwise. Either way, the climb to the summit is greatly rewarded with some fun and flowy downhills.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Nipmuc HS Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      To access the trails North of Puddon Street, there is a big parking area at about 100 Pleasant Street in Upton, sufficient for approximately 15 cars. From the parking area ride south (up the hill) on Pleasant Street (it becomes Quaker Street where it crosses Warren Brook) for about 500 yards. The entrance to the trail network is to the left of Pleasant/Quaker Street, via a forest path at the end of the guard rails. The trails are to the left, about 100 yards in.

      To access the trails South of Puddon Street, park by the entrance to West Hill Dam on Mendon Road where the Turtle Tail Trail starts. You can also park next to the entrance by the Yippee Ki Yay Trail. Parking here is limited, however.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 19, 2024

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails Horse
      8
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Trails Snowshoe
      18
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      5
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      1,237 ft
      Total Vertical
      251 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      495 ft
      Reports
      33
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      1,065

      Photos of Puddon Hill Trails Mountain Bike

      3 |
      Jul 14, 2024 @ 2:04pm
      Jul 14, 2024
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      32 |
      May 1, 2023 @ 2:27pm
      May 1, 2023
      report
      trail: Puppet Show
      17 |
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 5:59am
      Jun 28, 2022
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      18 |
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 5:59am
      Jun 28, 2022
      67 |
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 7:17pm
      Jul 10, 2020
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      May 20, 2020 @ 2:33pm
      May 20, 2020
      89 |
      May 20, 2020 @ 1:34pm
      May 20, 2020
      65 |
      May 20, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      May 20, 2020

      Videos of Puddon Hill Trails Mountain Bike

      Jump Rock 2
      0:08 | 208 | May 11, 2008

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Turtle Tail Trail
      Dec 30, 2023 @ 4:33am
      Dec 30, 2023
      WetSom one moved and ruined some the tech...MaraYMhLYs
      Yippee Ki Yay
      Mar 31, 2023 @ 2:59pm
      Mar 31, 2023
      Variablebrucerioux QC NEMBA
      2 Anomalies
      Mar 31, 2023 @ 2:59pm
      Mar 31, 2023
      Drybrucerioux QC NEMBA
      Puddon Street Trail
      Mar 31, 2023 @ 2:58pm
      Mar 31, 2023
      Variablebrucerioux QC NEMBA
      Mount Screwboy
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 11:03am
      Jul 19, 2022
      Dry Tree clearedssponseller5827 BVNEMBA PH
      Jazz on the Patio
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 11:03am
      Jul 19, 2022
      Dry Tree clearedssponseller5827 BVNEMBA PH
      Puppet Show
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 11:03am
      Jul 19, 2022
      Dry Tree clearedssponseller5827 BVNEMBA PH
      West River
      Aug 27, 2021 @ 11:22am
      Aug 27, 2021
      Dry Tree clearedssponseller5827 BVNEMBA PH
      Diaper Change
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 1:41pm
      Jun 5, 2021
      Ideal Trail leaf blown & clearedssponseller5827 BVNEMBA PH
      East Spur
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 3:05pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      Ideal Trail has been leaf blown and downed...ssponseller5827 BVNEMBA PH

      Activity Feed

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      TravisLh0C5gcommenttrailactivity #55999833
      Jul 21, 2024 @ 1:36pm
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      Ckunh2004addphotoactivity #55640893
      Jul 14, 2024 @ 2:04pm
      Jul 14, 2024
      MaureenEZwyZpMwishlisttrailactivity #55138630
      Jul 4, 2024 @ 3:41pm
      Jul 4, 2024
      Kevinalitywishlistregionactivity #52128673
      May 5, 2024 @ 8:59am
      May 5, 2024
      jimgosswishlistregionactivity #50521465
      Mar 27, 2024 @ 2:42am
      Mar 27, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      TravisLh0C5gtrail2 AnomaliesNot blocked as previously mentioned, but it...
      Jul 21, 2024 @ 1:36pm
      2 days
      toisanboytrailYippee Ki YayThe end of this trail where it splits off with...
      May 7, 2023 @ 6:19pm
      May 7, 2023
      SloMoJotrail2 AnomaliesThese two trails down the hill have been...
      Apr 6, 2023 @ 5:08pm
      Apr 6, 2023
      SloMoJotrail2 AnomaliesSadly this trail appears to be closed now....
      Mar 4, 2023 @ 1:09pm
      Mar 4, 2023
      CSC3trailTurtle Tail TrailGood way to get travel north/south in the...
      May 1, 2022 @ 2:54pm
      May 1, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Plummer's Landing / Ribbon Candy 3 11.8 km
      Badlands2.4 km
      West Hill Dam 12 162.5 km
      Goat Hill Trail Network 32.9 km
      Presidential Farms2.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1914 miles1,237 ft5 miles253 ft
      #6,632#2,8341933556
      Horse85 miles669 ft2 miles213 ft
      #360#269115
      Hike1914 miles1,237 ft5 miles253 ft
      #5,667#2,6693321
      Trail Running1914 miles1,237 ft5 miles253 ft
      #5,670#2,6683336
      Snowshoe1813 miles1,220 ft5 miles253 ft
      #320#187269
      Backcountry Ski1587 ft16 ft407 ft20 ft
      #128
      Nordic Ski53 miles469 ft2 miles213 ft
      #161#10711
      • By WillieJacobsz Trailforks Map Team & contributors
      • Admins: BVNEMBA Region, BVNEMBA Admins, brucerioux, BVNEMBA PH
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