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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)
      48
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails Hike
      48
      Trails Trail Running
      48
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      19
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      1,156 ft
      Total Vertical
      193 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      205 ft
      Reports
      28
      Photos
      26
      Ridden Counter
      859

      Photos of Shawme-Crowell State Forest Mountain Bike

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      5 |
      Dec 25, 2021 @ 2:52pm
      Dec 25, 2021
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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
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      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Nov 7, 2021
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      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Nov 7, 2021
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      3 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 2:38pm
      Nov 6, 2021
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      5 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 2:37pm
      Nov 6, 2021
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      trail: Smokey
      10 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 7:51am
      Nov 6, 2021
      23 |
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 6:48am
      Jul 27, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Coyote Den Trail
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 11:43am
      Dec 24, 2021
      Dry Large tree down across trail, blocking trailspolay
      Shawme Intro
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Nov 7, 2021
      Dry spolay
      Highway Bypass
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:20am
      Nov 7, 2021
      Dry spolay
      Connector
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 8:58am
      Nov 7, 2021
      Dry spolay
      Smokey
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 7:50am
      Nov 6, 2021
      Dry Small tree down across trail, can...spolay
      Deer Run Trail
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 7:46am
      Nov 6, 2021
      Dry Small tree down across trail, can...spolay
      Smokey Hill SIngletrack
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 5:27am
      Nov 4, 2021
      Dry Small tree down across trail, can...spolay
      Smokey's Passage
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 5:19am
      Nov 4, 2021
      Dry Small tree down across trail, can...spolay
      Rocky Way
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 5:15am
      Nov 4, 2021
      Dry Small tree down across trail, can...spolay
      Robin's Nest Trail
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 5:11am
      Nov 4, 2021
      Dry Small tree down across trail, can...spolay

      Activity Feed

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      user #496108NEMBAbillupdatetrailSkunk Hollow Trail and 1 more
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 12:07pm
      Apr 11, 2022
      user #1948904spolayaddreportCoyote Den Trail
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 11:43am
      Dec 24, 2021
      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

      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
      North of Route 25 15 44.2 km
      Fisk Forestdale WMA 5 14.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4812 miles1,155 ft6 miles194 ft
      #8,640#3,6172628568
      Hike4812 miles1,155 ft6 miles194 ft
      #7,664#3,4672811
      Trail Running4812 miles1,155 ft6 miles194 ft
      #7,642#3,453283
      Horse21 mile190 ft2,772 ft138 ft
      Snowshoe195 miles538 ft3 miles177 ft
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