Needham Town Forest

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.47 out of 5
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Intermediate
7.0
miles

Other
↑ 300 ft
↓ 300 ft
200
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Per NEMBA, "Some very technical and fun singletracks have sprouted up in recent years, making good use of rock faces and other technical challenges. It's now possible to do an extended ride solely on tight, twisty, challenging singletracks. However, definitely look before you ride some of these features, as some are extremely challenging. These trails are currently unblazed." Rumor has it this place will kick your butt if you stray off the fire roads nowadays.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is there parking at the trailhead? -Guest

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Granny Gear

September 21, 2017
MaxMazz Granny Gear  
 
Review: I had a great time riding here. Fun singletrack is easily found all around the forest. The singletrack is not well marked but once you get back to the fire roads it's pretty easy to find your way around.

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Granny Gear

December 14, 2015
Ruti Granny Gear  
 
Review: Please Update current review

NEMBA said this of NTF
"Some very technical and fun singletracks have sprouted up in recent years, making good use of rock faces and other technical challenges. It's now possible to do an extended ride solely on tight, twisty, challenging singletracks. However, definitely look before you ride some of these features, as some are extremely challenging. These trails are currently unblazed."

One mile in NTF is the equivalent of two to three miles in most other places very technical very compact 200 acre site with 15 miles of single track that is so varied that when ridden in reverse is a new and distinct ride. This place will improve your riding...and hike a bike skills.

Similar Trail: Borderlands State Park

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December 13, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: I am reluctant to write this review for fear of overrunning the place. Most people compare NTF (Needham Town Forest) to Borderlands State Park. Let's start off with miles there is probably 15 miles of trails who ever calculated at 3 rode the fire roads only. For most riders 4-8 miles will leave you exhausted, 4-5 miles is typical takes 1 1/2-2 hours, this place has some of the most technically challenging trail networks you've ever ridden and in a small compact foot print of 200 acres. Please read what NEMBA has written "Some very technical and fun singletracks have sprouted up in recent years, making good use of rock faces and other technical challenges. It's now possible to do an extended ride solely on tight, twisty, challenging singletracks. However, definitely look before you ride some of these features, as some are extremely challenging. These trails are currently unblazed." This place is 5 stars all day long.

Similar Trail: Borderlands State Park

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Gramcounter

January 24, 2015
 
Review: Some fun singletrack, some fireroads, some small technical features.

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Granny Gear

October 11, 2014
Biljasp Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great technical trails if you get off the fire roads. The good trails are marked with a red dot on the trees but are missing in some areas and so getting lost is easy. Trails need remarking and the leaves clearing

Similar Trail: Noanet

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Gramcounter

July 7, 2014
 
Review: There are a lot of technical features here and some good fire roads and light trails for beginenrs. Trails are a little over grown and sometimes hard to follow. Signage and markings could be better. Altogether, its a good place to get in a quick ride.

Similar Trail: Cutler Park

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Bunny Hop

October 26, 2013
 
Review: On paper this trail system is small but once you get out there you forget all about the size. Lots of fun singletrack with some technical spots. Definitely accomodates all rider types. Trails are well maintained and access is easy with lots of parking.

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Singletrack


December 5, 2010
eastwood Singletrack  
 
Review: Didn't expect to find much here, but I was certainly wrong. Trails are nicely maintained. Started off following the red trail and then onto some unmarked singletrack that was filled with boulder climbs and drops. Trail was cared for and cleared of leaves - wasn't a xc trail in the least, but nicely designed utilizing the natural features with some downhills and drops - fun for the freeriders. Did find some short bursts of fun clear switchback trails as well. Marked trails seemed to be more for xc riding, but I have to give props to those working on the trails here and providing some nice leaf free singletrack to enjoy. Small birdhouses with colored roofs were a unique way to mark trails. Giving a 4 for the work done on the trails and the varied riding available - xc to some freeride opportunities with drops off boulders.

* Review edited 12/4/2010

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Poseur

November 22, 2010
Sketchy Poseur  
 
Review: Go behind the pond and take your first left...Then get your butt kicked by really fun and challenging single track. Short steep climbs some steep rollers with rock and fallen trees to adding complexity to a great trail system witch uses the natural terrain to create a hard yet totally fun experience. Best parts are the trails by the rail-tracks on the far side and the sick roller at the trail head (Up the hill on the Left)

Similar Trail: Borderland, Hale Reservation Dover.

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Granny Gear

November 17, 2010
remedy Granny Gear  
 
Review: NTF has come a long way in the last few years. There is a ton of great technical single track, you just need to know where to go. Tons of rollers, drops, short technical climbs, etc. Some of the best riding in the area (South Shore). If you like Border Land you will like NTF. If you stay on the easy trails "bring your family" but if you take a little time to explore you will find the goods.... and you will not want to take the kiddies.

Similar Trail: Border Land Hale

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Needham Town Forest MTB Trail 3.47 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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