F Gilbert Hills State Forest

Foxborough, Massachusetts 02035

F Gilbert Hills State Forest

F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Professional Review and Guide

"As is typical of Massachusetts's wilderness areas, Foxborough has been shaped by glacial activity. The large boulders, loose sandy soil, and sharp changes in elevations are a result of this activity. Because of this, the riding is more challenging. The soil mixture that remains is technically called glacial till. A great way to understand how it cam to be is to think of a giant using boulders the size of mountains as sandpaper.

The land was rubbed with these giant pieces of earth until the result was a vast array of soil ranging from sand to slickrock. Terrain: A healthy amount of singletrack with some doubletrack fire roads at the beginning and end of the ride. Roots and rocks are plentiful. About 20% level with the remainder either made up of climbs or descents. Primarily dry but there are two or three areas that are muddy year-round."

F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Reviews

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This is a great ride! Lots of single track and not many other bikes. This is not a ride for a leisurely aftenoon however. Be prepared for lots of climbing and lots of rocks and roots. If you are a weekend warrior looking for a kick ass workout and a bad ass ride this is the best near Boston that I have found.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
483 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
3 hours
Trail is open year-round. Cross-country skiing during the winter; hunting in the fall.
225 feet
Trailhead Elevation
400 feet
Top Elevation
F Gilbert Hills State Forest, 508-543-5850
Local Contacts
USGS Franklin; Maps of the park are available at the ranger station.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018