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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +444/441 ft
Total: 155 riders
 

Mountain Biking Landlocked Forest

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#33 of 221 mountain bike trails in Massachusetts
#2,634 in the world

Great trails back there, apparently hand made by some guy, took like 4 years. Some sick single track, nice jumps, big drops, fun stuff to play on everywhere. Highly recommended, it was a blast. There's a good map posted here:

http://www.landlockedforest.com/trail map.7.31.09.pdf

First added by kuala_tahan on Oct 2, 2007. Last updated Apr 9, 2021. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: no
  • Fat bike grooming: no
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
95 N to Rt 4 N (or W?), right on Eldred, left on Grove, right on Dewey, right on Gould, go around to Turning Point Rd, up the hill and park under the power lines. Another good place to park on weekends and holidays is Estabrook School. Follow the trail behind the school to come out on Turning mill road.
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  • TonyP-
    ***

    Ok so there is some rooty single track, but nothing was exciting to me about this place. Sure its solid and ok mountain biking but not a flowish to me as others described. The parking lot was mostly bikers and it felt like the fells for a bit in the lot. Not my first choice but it was terrible either.

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  • Jimmy Christensen
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    Copy and paste the link below for an awesome highlight video from Landlocked Forest in Burlington, MA. Land Locked Forest is one of my favorite local places to mountain bike when I just want to blast some XC trails and get the legs pumping. This trails system is located about about 30 minutes outside of Boston and is pretty small containing around 10-12 miles of trails. The trails are pretty compact and weave in and out, but you can find some great flow, jumps, and features throughout. If you do visit, make sure that you have your phone with a map, because it can get a bit confusing some some places and you will end up going in circles. I post new videos from different spots in the Northeast every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link: https://youtu.be/KT3ehq43mTM

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  • Furqan Nazeeri
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    Rode for the first time with my 11-year-old son who is a novice (~10 rides). There were a few parts that he (and I) had to get off and walk, but 95% of this was great for us although it was definitely the edge of my son's ability to ride this. The trail markings are the best so we did a lot of wandering around and guessing. You can't get lost though so that's good.

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  • Mr Mojo Risin
    ****

    Fun little trail network. Some technical, but mostly fast and flowy. Only real complaint is the interstate nearby is a constant reminder that you're not as secluded as you would like.

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  • KeithD42
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    I live about 4 miles from here but never got around to riding Landlocked Forest until today. I had fun but feel that if I had a little idea about the trails I could have ridden through faster and had a lot more fine. I got there around 11 am and it was deserted which was nice. Around noon time traffic started to pick up with people getting a ride in during lunch, but still not too busy. There are some technical sections and some fast flowy sections. Overall I found it a nice change to my go to trail, Fellsway.

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  • jfreel24
    *****

    Fun place to explore, lots of great trails. Will be back soon.

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  • Fitch
    ****

    I haven't been to LLF in awhile, and the new bridge work is great! Trails are in stellar shape, and they're obviously getting more use and TLC. I was very bummed to see that the wood lattice in the top pictures I posted years ago has since fallen into disrepair due to damage; that was an awesome feature. LLF is still a great use of space in an area that doesn't have enough riding around it - spoke to a few neighborhood folk while getting ready who were all quite nice.

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  • ksynergy
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    Having worked in the area for 15 years, I rode this these trails for the first time yesterday. I am impressed with the amount of single track and size of the open space. I am only bummed I didn't discover this sooner. Whomever put together the new bridges and cut the trails, nice job.
    I am looking forward to exploring this network further.

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  • Mudsoldier
    ****

    Rode these trails today. Took me a while to find the good stuff---which is kind of hard to find. It was fun, nothing really impressive if you're looking for lengthy-flow, but for around here, it was better than I'd expected. Some of the swamp / creek crossings are rotted into collapse, but others are nearly new. I couldn't find the wood lattice on the picture above...? Had fun anyhow. Truth to tell I'm used to MTB out west..CO, UT, CA, AZ...so everything out here on the east coast is kind of mediocre to me...and a lot if it is just plain boring, but I guess that's because I'm somewhat spoiled. Even so, if you're looking to sneak a ride in close by to Boston...it's worth it. I suggest you look on the trail map at the parking area so that you can quickly find the RED trail area...if you're looking for a bit of 'knarl' and 'chunk'. If you're able to find the good-area higher up and way inward to the left of the parking area, you'll have some fun. I originally gave it a 3, but having put in some exploration time over the past three days or riding, I upgraded my rating to a 4. For around here...it is definitely deserves four stars.

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  • Alt Drumz
    *****

    I started riding this trail in @ 1988 or so - happened to own a home in Bedford that backed up to the woods there - and did a huge amount of night riding back there 10-15 years ago. The deer herd would come to my apple trees - probably 20 strong. I would guess they still live back there. Recently went back and was impressed to see that a lot of trail building had been done over the last decade. Lots of nice single track - and it leads all the way over to rt 62 now - altho a lot of rt 3 traffic noise is present - still - having 250 acres of land to ride on within pedaling distance is great.

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  • Eddie Saldana
    *****

    Awesome singletracks. I rode the yellow and blue trails, then luckily met some guy that showed me the red track. Thats where the real fun is.

    Some parts are very rooty, rocky, very narrow and tough to navigate. All in all, a challenging ride throughout but a great time. Keep looking if you cant find the good stuff....its in there you just have to find it. The red track was pretty hidden but someone showed me and we shredded it. Ill be back to it again.

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  • solly98

    You probably were to the right side of the powerlines...alot better on the left side down in the woods

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  • Fitch
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    April 2013 and LLF is mostly dry and very rideable!

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  • PK1
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    One of my favorite rides around. Easiest way to explain it is that the trails were made for bikes. Good flow, some tech sections but nothing overwhelming, bits that interest everyone. 20 degrees the other day and we had the place to ourselves. Frozen ground probably shredded the tires a little but so fun to ride! As things thaw will need to be careful not to damage the trails

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  • *****

    I been there 2 time , fun trail

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  • Fitch
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    For March, LLF is in pristine shape. Very little mud, and Hogboy (NEMBA) has been out cleaning blowdowns and trails. Since last year, LLF has had several new small trails and bridges built by NEMBA, and this place is a GREAT way to kill 2 hours. A little bit of everything is floating around here...

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  • solly98
    *****

    great! its alot of fun and has a little bit of everything

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  • kackleycs
    *****

    Awesome set of trails, did the 4.3 mile loop and loved it so we continued riding and did most of the cut through trails also. Very quick trails that are well kept with some board walks and jumps throughout.

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  • joewoburn1953
    *****

    This place is awesome... very rooty and rocky. Some steep climbs and some real cool board walks... overall a great challenging trail

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