1 miles
167 ft
-197 ft
552 ft
High Point

Anchors Aweigh Details

  • Riding Area
    Mendon Town Forest
    mendon, Massachusetts
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    The lower portion of this trail remains wet long into the spring.
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #60538 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Mendon Town Forest Committee

Anchors Aweigh trail is a less technical intermediate track than some others in the forest. The trail takes it's name from Anchor Rock which is located at the junction with Tower Rd. Trail. The large granite slab displays chiseled carvings signed with the initials of J.F Taft. The date recorded in the carving is April 28th, 1876, this day was nearly 2 months before the battle of Little Bighorn ( June 25th, 1876). Better known as Custer's Last Stand. This trail winds it's way in a basically down hill fashion for most of its length before climbing back up to it's junction with Taft trail directly across from the beginning of Absalom trail. Riding in both directions is possible but the flow is better when ridden from Anchor Rock.

Access Info

Anchors Aweigh connects between Tower Rd near Anchor Rock and Taft Trail directly opposite the entrance to Absalom trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Anchors Aweigh bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -31 ft
  • Altitude min
    456 ft
  • Altitude start
    552 ft
  • Altitude end
    520 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,110 ft
  • Distance down
    2,551 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,108 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
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  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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