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Borderland State Park

Average Rating:    (4.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 32

several miles of well marked technical singletrack, double track and fire roads. riding for all abilities from beginner through advanced. maps are available at park information building
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Latitude
42.06101883271296
Longitude
-71.1659574508667
Trail Directions
from I495: take exit 10, go towards easton. Turn right where 123 and 6 intersect. about 1 mile on left you will see first sigh pointing towards park. follow signs to park. there are signs pointing the way from most major roads in easton
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Easton
   


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Review Date
October 11, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: PDR77 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Depends on where you go in the park, but essentially any of the single track is a lot of rock gardens, steep/quick climbs and roots. Nothing here really scares me, the biggest drop is about 5 ft., but it's a lot of fun for an afternoon ride, especially on my SS hardtail.

It's great for any intermediate/expert rider looking for some quick fun and a great way to learn for a beginner, although I wouldn't recommend the single track for a novice, I still find some of the rock gardens a challenge.

I also wouldn't recommend it for anyone looking for big hits. I grew up doing downhill and it's def not a spot for that, but still plenty of fun on an all mountain or XC bike.

Recommended Route:
All the single track is great, so is doing loops of Bob's Trail. NEMBA trail can get a little heady especially in the rock gardens. I like parking on Bay Rd. then riding up the fire road, circling around the park east to west.

Trail map: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/borderland/downloads/BorderlndTrailMap.pdf

Watch out for hikers when it's nice! Most people get out of the way, but some are just clueless...lots of families.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Blue Hill and Highland if you have the gas money.



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Review Date
March 31, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: dje562189 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Borderlands has 2 levels of difficulty, either fire road/easy bike path level trails, or very technical all mountain level trails. Many small rock gardens (the whole path is almost entirely one large rock garden). Challenging ascents and descents with some slick rock mixed in.

Recommended Route:
The Nemba route is one of the most technical and fun!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Foxboro- simmilar sections of difficulty but more intermediate riding
Wompatuck- Excellent for beginer, intermediate, and advanced at the playground
Vietnam- everyone knows about it
Wrentham- Dirt bikers have kinda ruined many of the trails



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Review Date
May 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jack ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This place is insanely technical! There are a ton of rock beds that just go on forever. I consider myself a decent and well- versed rider, but I've never been on a trail (NEMBA) where more than half of it was navigating over extremely rough and rocky terrain. My friend and I would joke about it: "hey, look! I see some dirt!" It was brutal to say the least. This place kicked our butts and left us bloody and bruised.

I would only recommend the technical trails of Borderland to experienced riders. If you're looking for an all-mountain experience then this place isn't for you. Like a previous poster said, there really is no in between... Either technical or dirt roads (around the pond).

Recommended Route:
We parked in the main lot and headed up the west side trail. This lead us to all of the northern trails. NEMBA, Friendly, Ridge, etc are all very rocky and technical. Maps are available on site and also online.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Foxboro



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Review Date
February 19, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: icecreamjay ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I ride here in December because there is no hunting. Scenic dirt road around the ponds and very technical singletracks, nothing in between. One of the best parts is that the trails are marked and there is a good map available at the welcome center. NEMBA is pretty active here and there were a lot of new bridges last I went. The NEMBA trail is super cool as well. Very technical, reminds me of Vietnam, without the jumps and berms and such. This isn't a huge place by any means, most good riders can probably ride all the trails in one day, the dirt roads are good warmup/cooldown rides, but not much else other than scenic.

Recommended Route:
I usually start at the main parking area, which costs $2. Grab a map if you've never been here, and explore the stuff north of the ponds for more challenging terrain. The roads around the ponds are very easy, good for kids or beginners. If you like tech stuff make sure you ride the NEMBA trail, I like to ride all the way up Northwest trail and ride south on the NEMBA trail, I think it flows better that way. Then I follow ridge trail for some vietnam-like slickrock and super technical stuff. I ride that until I get to Friends trail, more technical stuff with a lot of bridges thrown in to cross the swamps. That takes me up to morse loop and quarry loop, then I end up back on ridge trail and ride it backwards.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Foxboro



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Review Date
September 17, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Im a sock ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I grew up in Easton right down the road from Borderland and still live close by (Boston). I've been riding this park for over 10 years, and there's definitely something for everyone. Bob's Trail can be a little confusing at times in the fall, since the fallen leaves mask the trail in places. It can be excessively muddy after a rain, but that's half the fun! The trails closer to the main roads can sometimes be crowded, but once you get to the rear trails you'll usually find yourself alone. Be careful on the Pond Walk! There are always lots of people walking and families biking. Keep your speed low so you dont turn a corner into a group.

Also, don't go in the ponds. They don't call it Leach Pond for nothing, take it from me...

Recommended Route:
Bob's Trail, then along the Pond Walk to Northwest Trail. Turn right at the NEMBA Trail, then right on Ridge trail. Left on Quarry Loop trail, stop and take a rest at the quarry. Take a left and continue on Ridge Trail. Bear left and go around Morse Loop and continue on to Friends Trail. Left on Ridge Trail and then hop on the Upper Loop of Granite Hills and down the Lower Loop back to the Pond walk and out. That ride will keep you busy for several hours and leave you exhausted!



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