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Level: Advanced
Length: 35 mi (56.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +579/ -566 ft
Total: 171 riders
 

Mountain Biking Harold Parker State Forest

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#3 of 223 mountain bike trails in Massachusetts
#311 in the world

Website says it has 35 miles of fire roads and trails. Has just about everything - some great singletrack, roots, rocks, technical stuff, doubletrack, singletrack, enough hills to make for some good climbs. Real fun place overall, lots of trails to explore.

First added by kuala_tahan on Apr 28, 2008. Last updated Apr 9, 2021. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
Take 93 North to exit 41, follow 125 north (toward Andover), for about 4 miles to the State Police Barracks (on right). Turn right on Harold Parker Rd to Jenkins Rd. Turn left on Jenkins Rd, right onto Salem Rd, Headquarters is Approx 1-1 ½ miles on the left.
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Q: will i be able to do this trail ? ive never done a trail before but i am really comfortable with my mountain bike, i can do some wheelie and english hops but no bunny hops, thanks :)
A: You can, there a few trails at Harold, but it can leave you frustrated. How far do live away? If you live close, try it out, that's what mountain biking is about. I started there, and just struggled through it. If it is a drive, make it a goal for the end of summer.

Q: HI! I have 3 kids who aren't very experienced riders, my daughter is 10. Is there a good trail in the Boston area that she could learn on while my boys, also unexperienced, but boys, (12,14) could have fun too? Trying to find fun things to do as a family.
A: Bradley Palmer State Park would be good for this. The joy here is easy trails and open spaces (dirt roads through fields.) . The boys could ride off a bit and have fun on their own while you keep an eye on the young one.