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Level: Beginner
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +145/ -156 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Townsend State Forest

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#131 of 221 mountain bike trails in Massachusetts
#7,868 in the world

There is lots of good and long riding here. Trails are not as well maintained as in other nearby areas (Leominster SF or Groton TF). Many of the main trails are wide enough for off road vehicles but there is also a decent number of single tracks.

Most of the trails are in the part of the forest that is east of Barker Hill Rd, but there are also some nice trails west of that road including a nice vista and an old quarry.

This is also a decent place to bring along dogs.

First added by KingKai on Jul 1, 2013. Last updated May 2, 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 best parking for this place is on Fessenden Hill Rd off Brookline St (Rt 13) about 0.5 miles after you pass the School on the left when driving north on Rt 13. Fessenden Hill Rd actually allows driving into the State Forrest if the gate is open.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Townsend, Massachusetts

Beginner | 20 mi

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  • Dmaxpwr

    A bit overgrown, roads are very grassy and have a fair amount of pine needles. Some downed trees to go over or around but nothing too difficult. Some of the trails seem to be heavily ridden by ATVs so they are more open. Lots of roots, rocks and muddy sections. Overall not too bad a place.

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