1,742 ft
Distance
63 ft
Climb
-23 ft
Descent
00:03:47
Avg time

Swampside 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 Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #20627 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing

Swampside is an awesome, challenging, but well defined trail with all sorts of fun obstacles such as bridges, rock features and roots (and lots of mud when it is wet). It is best done from the Fairbanks Trail side above but, if you like climbing, start from The Main Trail side. The trail is about 80% moderately flat with a short, somewhat steep, technical climb at the Fairbanks Trail side. Great trail, not to be missed! It is good for confident beginners and above.

Access Info

Swampside is accessed at the same spot as Toejam, off of The Main Trail, between Tonto and Pete's Bridge. At the upper end it is accessed off the Fairbanks Trail, just above the Kitchen intersection and below the Number Five turn-off.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Swampside bike trail
  • Altitude change
    39 ft
  • Altitude min
    295 ft
  • Altitude max
    341 ft
  • Altitude start
    302 ft
  • Altitude end
    341 ft
  • Grade
    2.261%
  • Grade max
    -7.81%
  • Grade min
    15.846%
  • Distance climb
    932 ft
  • Distance down
    587 ft
  • Distance flat
    222 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:59
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (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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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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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
  • 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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      Swampside Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 104 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 156 rides
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      Photos

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      39 |
      May 10, 2018 @ 3:59am
      May 10, 2018
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      May 10, 2018 @ 3:59am
      May 10, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Vietnam Intermediate Introduction 1
      7 miles
      Vietnam Demo Route D
      4 miles

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