2,770 ft
Distance
57 ft
Climb
-32 ft
Descent
00:10:38
Avg time

Charles River Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Vietnam Trail Network
    Milford, Massachusetts
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #3830 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing

The Charles River Trail is one of the older trails in the Vietnam Network and is also one of the original ways to get from below up to the Nemba land above. It is a well defined trail and, while mostly smooth, it has a lot of rocky and rooty surfaces in places. There is a narrow bridge along the way. At the Southern end there is a punchy climb to take you up to Middle Sister which, further up, joins with the top end of Three Sisters and the Main Trail and the Nemba land. It is a hard climb. Down below is the famous Whaleback Rock which you must ride.

Access Info

The Charles River Trail can be accessed directly off the Upper Charles River Rail Trail or from the Holliston Highway, where it approaches the Rail Trail. From the South end it joins with Middle Sister and, further up, Three Sisters. Many people coming down from the Nemba Land enjoy bombing down this line. It is fast and quite techie with many rock features, jumps and logs along the way as well as many sessioning spots.

More Stats for Charles River Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    24 ft
  • Altitude min
    313 ft
  • Altitude max
    346 ft
  • Altitude start
    322 ft
  • Altitude end
    346 ft
  • Grade
    0.877%
  • Grade max
    -8.038%
  • Grade min
    19.219%
  • Distance climb
    1,131 ft
  • Distance down
    1,369 ft
  • Distance flat
    270 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:58
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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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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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Charles River Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 27, 2019 @ 12:44pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      Avoid trail, very overgrown and flooded.
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 9:05am
      Jul 4, 2019
      reporter Major Water drainage issue, large mud holes. Trail is totally submerged at the bridge and not passable. Bridge is dislocated and has moved. Avoid...
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Jul 4, 2019
      Under water just beyond junction with Middle Sister Trail. Overgrown from Middle Sister until flooded section. Bridge looks like it has moved.
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:03am
      Jun 4, 2019
      Tried to get over to Whale Rock from Middle Sister and the trail at bottom of the hill coming from Middle Sister is flooded, completely under...
      May 11, 2019 @ 9:41am
      May 11, 2019
      Lots of flooded sections
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 131 rides
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      Jul 4, 2019 @ 9:05am
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      May 11, 2019 @ 9:41am
      May 11, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Vietnam Intermediate Introduction 1
      7 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Morphiusrt (Aug 15, 2019 at 6:39)
       This trail was basically a pond.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag WillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS (Aug 15, 2019 at 6:57)
       Yes, it has been marked closed on Trailforks for the past few months because of the water issues.
      [Reply]

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