1,113 ft
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-47 ft
Descent
00:01:50
Avg time

Absalom Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Mendon Town Forest
    Mendon, Massachusetts
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7412 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #86187 in Trail Running
    • #23585 in Hiking
    • #805 in Horseback
    • #1514 in Snowshoeing
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 75 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Absalom bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -37 ft
  • Altitude min
    483 ft
  • Altitude max
    521 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
  • Avg time
    00:01:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:29
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Absalom Trail Reports

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      Oct 16, 2021 @ 10:04am
      Oct 16, 2021
      Mar 21, 2021 @ 8:19am
      Mar 21, 2021
      reporter
      Dec 26, 2020 @ 10:34am
      Dec 26, 2020
      reporter
      We removed a big blowdown from upper Absalom but the trail is a stream. Please avoid use until it either freezes or dries up.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 159 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 783 rides
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      Dec 26, 2020 @ 10:35am
      Dec 26, 2020
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      Dec 26, 2020 @ 10:35am
      Dec 26, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      Mendon Town Forest from Millville Rd.
      8 miles
      Orange Loop
      1 mile

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      CSC3 (Mar 17, 2020 at 5:31)
       Smooth, flowy trail through a bed of pine needles
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