Best Mountain Biking in Massachusetts

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Massachusetts. Use this list to plan your next Massachusetts mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Cape Cod Rail-Trail


Among the most scenic recreation trails in Massachusetts and a favorite with cyclists and day hikers, the Cape Cod Trail provides access to beaches, fresh water ponds, cranberry bogs and wild wetlands…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Harwich, MA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 26 miles Best Trail in ma - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#2. Blue Hills


The Blue Hills Reservation is one of the premiere mountain biking areas in Eastern Massachusetts because of its extensive trail system and varied terrain. Bordered by six cities and towns, the reserva…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Milton, MA - Mountain Biking - 3.8 miles Best Trail in ma - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Minuteman Bikeway


The Minuteman Bikeway has it all. It’s close to Boston, it’s historic, it’s located in a lush and beautiful area, and it’s great for families. Its historical significance is of particular note. The tr…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Arlington, MA - Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking - 11 miles Best Trail in ma - Click to view allBestMountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Holyoke Range State Park


The town of Amherst is about 6 miles east of Interstate 91, 10 miles east of Northhampton, and 95 miles west of Boston. Expect rolling terrain, with regular, short, sometimes steep, climbs and descent…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Amherst, MA - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in ma - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Wompatuck State Park


This ride was developed on the route of a race that took place in the park during the summer of 1996. The race has since moved on, giving this trail a chance to recover. You should expect numerous pud…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Hingham, MA - Mountain Biking - 9.6 miles Best Trail in ma - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Park


Just north of Lowell, off Massachusetts Highway 113, and 30 miles north of Boston. The terrain is relatively flat, with a few short climbs. Yield to the occasional horseback rider.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Lowell, MA - Mountain Biking - 15 miles Best Trail in ma - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Ashuwillticook Rail Trail


Highlights: No technical obstacles! No hills! No following directions! Views of Mt. Greylock and wildflowers are grand, and provide a different aesthetic for those bored of trees: backyard laundry lin…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Berkshires"
Lanesborough, MA - Mountain Biking - 21.2 miles
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#8. Callahan State Park


At the beginning of this ride, an earthen dam winds left around the bottom of the park. On top of this dam is a doubletrack gravel and dirt path. This path serves as an access road that leads to a bun…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Framingham, MA - Mountain Biking - 6.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#9. Chester-Blandford State Forest


The Westfield River begins as three streams draining the eastern slope of the Berkshire Hills, and then flows into the Connecticut River at Agawam. State highways and railroads run parallel along its…
From the guidebook "Hiking Massachusetts"
Chester, MA - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 7.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Ayer-Pepperell Line


Town of Ayer, Groton, and Pepperell, to the New Hampshire border. Flat. Be sure to scan for traffic at the cross streets; motorists do not always expect cyclists to come out of the woods.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Ayer, MA - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Chebacco Woods


The solitude and stillness found here is remarkably similar to that found in the wilderness areas of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Though you might hear gunfire coming from the other side of Cheb…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Hamilton, MA - Mountain Biking - 4.8 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#12. Mount Grace State Forest


With a tall, eight-platform fire tower at its peak and the long-distance Metacomet- Monadnock (M-M) Trail running up its flank, Mount Grace deserves more attention than it gets. But located on the…
From the guidebook "Hiking Massachusetts"
Warwick, MA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking - 4.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Skinner State Park


The Holyoke Range, including Skinner State Park and the adjacent Holyoke Range State Park, is one of the only east–west mountain ranges in the country—most others run north–south. This hike traverse…
From the guidebook "Hiking Massachusetts"
Northampton, MA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 4.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. October Mountain State Forest


This hike follows the long-distance Appalachian Trail over Becket (2,200 feet) and Walling (2,220 feet) Mountains, then drops down to the shore of Finerty Pond, illustrating the variety of this enormo…
From the guidebook "Hiking Massachusetts"
Lee, MA - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 6.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Upton State Forest


Well-marked dirt trails lead you past lady’s slipper flowers and lichen-crusted boulders to Dean Pond, a great place to stop for lunch. Return to your car on the Mammoth Rock Trail, scrambling bet…
From the guidebook "Hiking Massachusetts"
Upton, MA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 4.3 miles
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#16. Bald Hill Reservation


This loop through the Bald Hill Reservation features a variety of riding rarely matched anywhere. Aside from the absence of long climbs and descents, this mosaic of preserved woodland boasts an incred…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Boston"
Boxford, MA - Mountain Biking - 9.2 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#17. Mount Pisgah Conservation Area


Mount Pisgah is 715 feet above sea level, but is scarcely elevated at all from the trailhead. This flat hike winds through mature white pine and red oak trees and a grid of stone walls, then skirts…
From the guidebook "Hiking Massachusetts"
Northborough, MA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 2.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Blue Hills Reservation


Start at a sea-level pond and bog and, in just 0.5 mile, climb nearly 500 feet to Tucker Hill, passing through three separate ecosystems. Follow the high ridge along the much-loved Skyline Trail t…
From the guidebook "Hiking Massachusetts"
Milton, MA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 3.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Harold Parker State Forest


Towns of Andover and North Andover, about 25 miles north of Boston. The terrain is relatively flat, with some rolling sections and short climbs. Watch out for hikers and horseback riders, especially a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Andover, MA - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. Stow Town Forest


The town of Stow, about 20 miles west of Boston. Gently rolling terrain, with one short, steep climb to and descent from a hill. Bring an insect repellent in wetter and hotter conditions. Also, watch…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
Published by Falcon Guides