2,583 ft
Distance
81 ft
Climb
-56 ft
Descent
00:07:09
Avg time

Fairbanks 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
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #4485 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing

Fairbanks Trail is an important staple Trail at Vietnam. It opens up an entire network of trails that many people miss. From Fairbanks Trail you can check out the Cliff Trail and Austins Folley, or turn down the short rugged trail just next door (before the second and longest bridge) onto Toejam, a must ride trail. You can turn up onto Number Eight or Number Five to get you to Knee Jerk, Lower Three Ledges and Three Ledges, or pass through onto Kitchen Trail, up to Firewall and Lost Trail. If you continue lower on Fairbanks Trail you can also link up with 50 Yards The Hard Way and the top end of Swamp Bypass and the lower trails leading to the Quarry area. Fairbanks Trail has a number of narrow bridges along the trail and has many interesting features in its feeder area. One can spend a whole day just exploring everything the Fairbanks Trail, Kitchen, Knee Jerk, Toejam, Swamp Side and Swamp Bypass has to offer. You can also pass through here on your way to the Nemba land, via the 495 Run and Powerlines area..

Access Info

Fairbanks Trail starts about two thirds of the way up The Main Trail, to the left. From the other end it can be accessed from Kitchen Trail as well as Lower Three Ledges an Three Ledges via Knee Jerk and Number Five. Swampside and Toejam also connects with Fairbanks Trail from below.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Fairbanks Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    24 ft
  • Altitude min
    332 ft
  • Altitude max
    375 ft
  • Altitude start
    351 ft
  • Altitude end
    375 ft
  • Grade
    0.94%
  • Grade max
    -13.962%
  • Grade min
    16.394%
  • Distance climb
    1,237 ft
  • Distance down
    832 ft
  • Distance flat
    514 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:09
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Status:
on Apr 1, 2019
Dry
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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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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      Fairbanks Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 3:32am
      Apr 1, 2019
      reporter Good to go, usual wet spots only
      Mar 31, 2019 @ 11:01pm
      Mar 31, 2019
      Rejected
      Mar 29, 2019 @ 7:55am
      Mar 29, 2019
      Rejected
      Mar 24, 2019 @ 11:37am
      Mar 24, 2019
      reporter Mud Season is in full swing. Rather let the trails dry out.
      Mar 22, 2019 @ 7:50am
      Mar 22, 2019
      reporter Mud Season - Please let the trails dry out before riding
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 59 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 60 rides
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      Photos

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      43 |
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 12:25pm
      Apr 28, 2018
      35 |
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 12:23pm
      Apr 28, 2018

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