Level: Advanced
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 18 riders
 

Mountain Biking Mendon Town Forest

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#49 of 220 mountain bike trails in Massachusetts
#3,422 in the world

MTF is a very cool mix of techincal riding and singletrack, making strong use of natural features, especially large rocks. It's a LOT of riding packed into a currently marked 6.5-7 mile loop that will give your legs and bike handling skills a nice challenge. LOTS of switchbacks and quick climbs and quick descents -- certainly not a place for flow and swoop, but great to have some fun and push your legs/ lungs. Kudos to Bill for building such fantastic trails!

First added by Fitch on Oct 28, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 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
The trail head is located at the large field parking lot of the Southwick Zoo. Park at the far end of the field next to the woods and you can see a fire road heading in; park there and stay respectful of the family enviornment.
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  • AlisonO
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    Seriously good riding. Somebody has put a lot of time and effort (and creativity) into these trails. There are several sections branching off from fire roads: I started near the fire tower on some spongy twisty singletrack that wrapped around an old stone wall.. then crossed a fire road for some less technical swoopy stuff. Next time I was there I took a left at the Town Forest sign (bottom of the hill under the fire tower) on a fire road and branched off into more technical trails including lots of rock obstacles, hairpin turns, and a slalom over and back across a ravine. Grade varies a lot over the many acres. Several stream crossings and opportunities to take drops off boulders. Trails are marked with orange/red arrows.

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