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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +150/ -138 ft
Total: 60 riders

Mountain Biking Borderland State Park

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#21 of 221 mountain bike trails in Massachusetts
#1,863 in the world

Has a lot of different terrain, some singletrack, some gravel roads, pond loops, and apparently stuff similar to Lynn Woods (I was unaware of this when I was there) - big rocks to play on. Great scenery in the park as well

First added by kuala_tahan on Nov 26, 2007. Last updated May 10, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
95 S to exit 10, (Sharon, Walpole, Coney St), left at end of ramp and follow the road a few miles until you get to Sharon Center. Straight through intersection, immediately bear right on Pond St. Follow Pond St for a mile or two until a rotary, go half way around the rotary and continue on Massapoag Ave. Go for @ 3 miles and park entrance is on left.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Sharon, Massachusetts

Intermediate | 11 mi
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  • Stuffed

    The riding is pretty intermediate, with no dangerous sections that will make you walk if you are not skilled. It's honestly just a beautiful place to ride, even if you don't go on MTB trails and stay on the gravel, but I still like the trails

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  • LocalRippa226

    If you like Rocky road ice cream you'd like this place.
    Positive - Trails marked very well, cool ponds and bridges, rock gardens and wildlife
    Negitive- Rock Rock city. You'll be forced to jump off your bike over 20 times through the ride. Unless your super advanced with a $5k bike this place has no flow. Gotta pay $5 to park. No one on mtb trails but main trails are crowded with ppl and dogs.

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  • mtbman

    rock gardens are amazing

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  • lastresort576

    I essentially grew up in this park. Always something to do which includes MTB. Some great, technical rock gardens too.

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  • abajoli

    I did two laps of the pond loop before exploring the challenging rock ridden side trails. The Granite Hills Loop, Northwest Trail, and French Loop are extremely challenging but extremely fun. I will definitely be back again.

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  • Pharmacopious

    Hardcore technical - hidden nasty singletrack. Sure, there are plenty of 'blue' grade trails but sections of many of the singletrack in the north side of the park are crazy hard. You won't die but if you don't have some skills you will be hiking your bike or breaking gear or getting out your first aid kit. Babyhead sections with burst climbs and lots of granite boulders plus tight trees and narrow splits make this as solid as it gets. Best part - only the locals really terrorize these trails so we pretty much have it to ourselves. Take a drive down and suck up the parking fee - well worth it...if you are worthy.

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  • **

    Rocky as hell. Make sure you know the right trails for Mtn Biking. If not, lots of super rocky/unrideable stuff. Walked my bile a lot and I have been riding for over 10 years. Could have been bad trail selection.

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  • *****

    Fun, technichal, good LONG ride

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  • cbc63

    Lived near by for years, and there is definitely something for everyone here. Other guys have reviewed the rocky stuff, so here's what I would suggest for some good intermediate single track: Warm up by cruising by the ponds, and then head into the Granite Hills upper loop at the Mountain St. entrance. Stay right and get up onto the Ridge trail. There is some fun/tough side-trail action up on top of the hill here between the Ridge and Friends trails if you want. Pick up some speed on the Quarry loop and check out the quarry. The Morse loop is scenic, and quiet and the access trails in and out to the streets are great. Some other good intermediate trails in here are Bob's, Northwest, and West Side. Enjoy!

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  • andybene

    This place starts off great and then turns into a rocky nightmare. Unless you love pure rock bed stay away from certain trails. If you do end up riding these rocky trails be very care full!. You may catch yourself picking up your bike at some points. After all the uphill rock climbing there is downhill rocky terrain that's fast. Eventually the end will lead to an open meadow of flat grassy trails and the opposite side of the park across the lake were there's board walks. Overall an ok park, but there is better plus it costs to park here!

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  • Slayer94

    Took my first trip here the other day and it was incredible. French Trail, NEMBA Trail and Ridge Trail had alot of rocks,drops, twists and turns to ride. Definitely worth riding.

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  • eastwood   ✓ supporter

    Great mix of trails - from open easy doubles to very rocky and technical singletracks. Something for all levels.* Review edited 3/22/2009

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  • arasim4

    I rode this trail on a SS hardtail... pretty good double track stuff, LOTS of rocks, pretty technical... ALOT of fun for my first ride in Mass. I am from Jersey.

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  • kuala_tahan

    I take back my previous review. Badass, wicked technical riding. Ride French trail, NEMBA trail, and the Granite Loops. Basically a definition of rock gardens, I felt like a pinball the whole time* Review edited 9/9/2008

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  • kuala_tahan

    I've ridden there twice, both time didn't do much exploring - mainly went because I was pressed for time and just wanted to get out in the woods for a little while. Didn't think much of it, but was talking to some people and they say there's some pretty fantastic riding there, similar to Lynn Woods with huge rocks and drops and what-not, so I need to go back with a vengeance and explore and find all this stuff, then it might warrant a better rating in my book* Review edited 9/9/2008

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