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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
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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.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 27, 2020

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      15
      Trails Trail Running
      15
      Trails Horse
      5
      Trails Snowshoe
      7
      Trails Nordic Ski
      5
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      1,306 ft
      Total Vertical
      256 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      500 ft
      Reports
      6
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      312

      Photos of Puddon Hill Trails Mountain Bike

      15 |
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 7:17pm
      Jul 10, 2020
      13 |
      May 20, 2020 @ 2:33pm
      May 20, 2020
      26 |
      May 20, 2020 @ 1:34pm
      May 20, 2020
      23 |
      May 20, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      May 20, 2020

      Videos of Puddon Hill Trails Mountain Bike

      Jump Rock 2
      0:08 | 151 | May 11, 2008

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      2 Anomalies
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 1:36pm
      Aug 13, 2020
      DryMathewWood Trees down blocking trail
      Yippee Ki Yay
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      Aug 13, 2020
      DryMathewWood Tree down blocking trail.
      Turtle Tail Trail
      May 25, 2020 @ 7:22pm
      May 25, 2020
      Variable1mike12
      Mount Screwboy
      May 4, 2020 @ 2:09pm
      May 4, 2020
      IdealKdickey00I just recently found these trails. They...
      Puddon Hill North Access
      May 4, 2020 @ 2:09pm
      May 4, 2020
      IdealKdickey00I just recently found these trails. They...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1852345YiasikwishlisttrailWarren Brook
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 7:09pm
      Sep 17, 2020
      user #1705593ssponseller5827addtrailRip Van Winkle
      Sep 2, 2020 @ 4:08am
      Sep 2, 2020
      user #2354912MathewWoodaddreportYippee Ki Yay and 2 more
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      Aug 13, 2020
      user #1705593ssponseller5827updatetrail2 Anomalies
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 11:23am
      Aug 11, 2020
      user #1863814MichaelColeriddentrailEast Spur and 2 more
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 4:06am
      Jul 17, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1379895CSC3trailTurtle Tail TrailNice trail that follows the river... narrow,...
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 7:11pm
      Jul 10, 2020
      user #19771561mike12trailNipmuc High School TrailVery wide double-track definitely not a blue trail
      May 20, 2020 @ 2:33pm
      May 20, 2020
      user #1705593ssponseller5827trailMount ScrewboyThese trails have been leaf blown.
      May 2, 2020 @ 10:14am
      May 2, 2020
      user #1705593ssponseller5827trailYippee Ki YayAll of the southern Puddon trails have been...
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 11:24am
      Mar 25, 2020
      user #1705593ssponseller5827trailPuppet ShowThis area is being cleaned up. Tons of trails...
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 5:57pm
      Oct 28, 2019

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