Ames Nowell State Park

Abington, Massachusetts

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while the existing trails around the pond are mainly hiking trails that dead end at the side of the pond, a continuous loop of the park can be made by linking power line tracks, a few hiking trails, doubletrack access roads, and bordering paved roads. This ride takes a full circle and provides a number of views of the pond from a variety of angles. About 60 percent of the ride has a view of the pond. Terrain: Smooth singletrack interspersed with some rocks and roots. Most of the technical riding takes place over sections that have multiple roots, but there are only a few of these sections.
Mountain Bike America: Boston

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Mountain Bike America: Boston

by Jeff Cutler (The Globe Pequot Press)

while the existing trails around the pond are mainly hiking trails that dead end at the side of the pond, a continuous loop of the park can be made by linking power line tracks, a few hiking trails, doubletrack access roads, and bordering paved roads. This ride takes a full circle and provides a number of views of the pond from a variety of angles.

About 60 percent of the ride has a view of the pond. Terrain: Smooth singletrack interspersed with some rocks and roots. Most of the technical riding takes place over sections that have multiple roots, but there are only a few of these sections.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Abington
Distance: 5.5
Elevation Gain: 171 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: The park is open year-round but hours vary depending on season.
Trailhead Elevation: 150 feet
Top Elevation: 240 feet
Local Contacts: Ames Nowell State Park, 781-857-13369
Local Maps: USGS Whitman; Trail maps are available at the entrance to the park just behind the Contact Station.
Driving Directions: Directions to Ames Nowell State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

10/5/2006
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The entrance to this trail is great. The view from the edge of the dam is excellent as the pond seems to vanish in the distance. The boardwalk ride was fun but could be punishing if you ride off the edge. All bets are off once you get to the power lines. Deep sand with many ATV ruts. There are so many side trails its difficult to know if you are going in the right direction. The "trail" becomes very difficult going with large and loose rocks, logs stumps and such. Several deep muddy spots. Come with enough time to get lost and find your way back.



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