Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +131/ -122 ft
Total: 8 riders

Mountain Biking Shawme-Crowell State Forest

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#163 of 223 mountain bike trails in Massachusetts
#13,918 in the world

From NEMBA.org:
Shawme Crowell is a 700 acre State Forest located in the town of Sandwich just over the Cape Cod Canal on the Cape. The park is best know for it's campground. There are almost 300 well maintained campsites. The Forest has about 5 miles of paved and dirt roads and about 10 miles of trails. The trails are very well maintained and trail markers abound. These trails are, as a rule, not very technical. There are a couple of steep climbs, but mostly the trails are rolling in nature, fast and a lot of fun to ride. Get a map at the Forest's Welcome Station and you won't get lost.

The best place to access the trails is at the back of the forest near the camper's dumping station. From there you will see one trail heading off into the woods, and another a short distance away across a clearing. I suggest starting with the one across the clearing. Expect to enjoy yourself here. A good rider could cover all of the Forest's trails in a couple of hours, but with one or two exceptions they are just as much fun in both directions.

There are a lot of deer in the forest, and the State has installed a tick killer / deer feed station, to limit them.

First added by WATERBOOY on Nov 28, 2015. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Off-Cape: Take Exit 1C once you cross the Sagamore Bridge. Take right onto Route 6A. Bear right onto Route 130. Forest entrance will be up on the right. Most people park by the recycle station.

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