1,113 ft
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-47 ft
Descent
521 ft
High Point

Absalom Details

  • Riding Area
    Mendon Town Forest
    mendon, Massachusetts
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #58021 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Mendon Town Forest Committee

Absalom trail is named for Absalom Daniels who was a dance instructor and presided over gatherings at the "Dance Hall" during a brief period during the 1830's. The foundation can be viewed via a short spur trail near the junction of Absalom and Taft trails. The trail runs through a magnificent stand of tall and straight red pines and the sight of the sunlight filtering through the upper pine branches is a humbling experience.

Access Info

This trail runs from Taft Trail near the junction with Tower Rd. Trail to join with Quarry Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Absalom bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -37 ft
  • Altitude min
    483 ft
  • Altitude start
    520 ft
  • Altitude end
    483 ft
  • Grade
    -3.36%
  • Grade max
    -12.577%
  • Grade min
    11.476%
  • Distance climb
    215 ft
  • Distance down
    799 ft
  • Distance flat
    99 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 38 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 97 rides
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