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      Shawme Crowell is a 700 acre State Forest located in the town of Sandwich just over the Cape Cod Canal on the Cape. The park is best know for it's campground. There are almost 300 well maintained campsites. The Forest has about 5 miles of paved and dirt roads and about 10 miles of trails. The trails are very well maintained and trail markers abound. These trails are, as a rule, not very technical. There are a couple of steep climbs, but mostly the trails are rolling in nature, fast and a lot of fun to ride. Get a map at the Forest's Welcome Station and you won't get lost.

      The best place to access the trails is at the back of the forest near the camper's dumping station. From there you will see one trail heading off into the woods, another right behind the utility shed and a third a short distance away across a clearing. I suggest starting with the one across the clearing. Expect to enjoy yourself here. A good rider could cover all of the Forest's trails in a couple of hours, but with one or two exceptions they are just as much fun in both directions.

      There are a lot of deer in the forest, and the State has installed a tick killer / deer feed station, to limit them.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      From the Cape Cod Canal Follow Rte. 6 over the Sagamore bridge to exit 2 and the intersection with Rte. 130 in Sandwich. Follow Rte. 130 into Sandwich and follow the State Forest signs 3 miles to the Forest entrance which will be on your left.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Dec 14, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      55
      Trails Mountain Bike
      64
      Trails Hike
      64
      Trails Trail Running
      64
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails Snowshoe
      10
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      916 ft
      Total Vertical
      200 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      212 ft
      Reports
      27
      Photos
      28
      Ridden Counter
      801

      Photos of Shawme-Crowell State Forest Mountain Bike

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      trail: Shawme Intro
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      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Nov 7, 2021
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      trail: Connector
      2 |
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Nov 7, 2021
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      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Nov 7, 2021
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      0 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 2:38pm
      Nov 6, 2021
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      1 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 2:37pm
      Nov 6, 2021
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      trail: Smokey
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      Nov 6, 2021 @ 7:51am
      Nov 6, 2021
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      Nov 6, 2021 @ 7:46am
      Nov 6, 2021
      14 |
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 6:48am
      Jul 27, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Shawme Intro
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Nov 7, 2021
      Dryspolay
      Highway Bypass
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:20am
      Nov 7, 2021
      Dryspolay
      Connector
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 8:58am
      Nov 7, 2021
      Dryspolay
      Smokey
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 7:50am
      Nov 6, 2021
      Dryspolay Small tree down across trail, can...
      Deer Run Trail
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 7:46am
      Nov 6, 2021
      Dryspolay Small tree down across trail, can...
      Smokey Hill SIngletrack
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 5:27am
      Nov 4, 2021
      Dryspolay Small tree down across trail, can...
      Smokey's Passage
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 5:19am
      Nov 4, 2021
      Dryspolay Small tree down across trail, can...
      Rocky Way
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 5:15am
      Nov 4, 2021
      Dryspolay Small tree down across trail, can...
      Robin's Nest Trail
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 5:11am
      Nov 4, 2021
      Dryspolay Small tree down across trail, can...
      Tilly's Turkey
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 5:08am
      Nov 4, 2021
      Dryspolay Small tree down across trail, can...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1948904spolayaddreportConnector and 2 more
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 8:58am
      Nov 7, 2021
      user #1948904spolayaddreportShawme Intro and 5 more
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 7:32am
      Nov 6, 2021
      user #1948904spolayaddreportTilly's Turkey and 7 more
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 5:06am
      Nov 4, 2021
      user #1948904spolayaddreportMayflower Trail
      Nov 2, 2021 @ 7:37am
      Nov 2, 2021
      user #496108NEMBAbilladdtrailDown & Up North
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 7:17am
      Oct 23, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #1948904spolayreportDeer Run TrailJust uphill from Skink Hollow
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 5:01am
      Dec 14, 2020
      user #2140919DnnyZppltrailHighway TrailBe on the look out for the giant washout....
      May 9, 2020 @ 3:17pm
      May 9, 2020
      user #2140919DnnyZpplreportShawme IntroAble to be ridden over if you feel you have...
      May 9, 2020 @ 9:58am
      May 9, 2020
      user #496108NEMBAbilltrailPine Cone TrailThe Pine Cone Trail is a short alternative to...
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 4:46pm
      Aug 21, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Green Briar / Pine Hill 1 3 103.6 km
      Discovery Hill Conservation Land 8 16 20 23.7 km
      Bourne Sisters 10 64.1 km
      Fisk Forestdale WMA 4 14.5 km
      Seawatch Open Space 2 114.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike648 miles915 ft4 miles200 ft
      #8,349#3,5132827573
      Hike648 miles915 ft4 miles200 ft
      #7,398#3,3552712
      Trail Running648 miles915 ft4 miles200 ft
      #7,379#3,34427
      Horse31,818 ft59 ft1,660 ft59 ft
      Snowshoe10
      6
      • By markholloway Trailforks & contributors
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      • shawme-crowell state forest activity log | embed map of Shawme-Crowell State Forest mountain bike trails | shawme-crowell state forest mountain biking points of interest

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