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DogTown

Average Rating:    (3.79 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 33

85% Single Track, some fire road and regular road (depending on what way you go!)
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Latitude
42.63938897941433
Longitude
-70.65582275390625
Trail Directions
128 North to the end, 127 circles Cape Ann and inside of that is Dog Town! Find Some Locals and enjoy the ride
Trail Length
Miles and miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Gloucester/Rockport
   


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Review Date
May 28, 2011

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mattb ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Rode the trail today, and was compelled to write a review since there wasn't anything recent. I was not very impressed; it was either super easy or impassible on a bike, nothing in the middle. Admittedly this was my first ride at this trail, but I downloaded maps onto my gps to make sure I was staying on the best trails. I don't know if these haven't been rode in a while, washed out, or have just become overgrown. In the end there was simply no flow. Judging by some of the reviews others may disagree, but my thought is people who don't know the trail would be reading these reviews and would be similarly situated as I am.



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Review Date
June 27, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: spookyleg ,  Racer

Summary:
i have been exploring dogtown (well, i've only been there twice). the trails are fun, and technical, but i haven't found big thrills there, yet. the fun part about this place is really just exploring (and yes, getting lost) and finding a few choice rocks and boulders to pick. i am writing this review becaue i just wanted to mention that dogtown is very accessible if you don't have a car, like me. if you take the commuter rail to gloucester, take railroad ave, go right onto washington st, to the rotary (just stay to the right and follow sign that says 127n) past the rotary, take yer first right onto poplar st. then take a left onto cherry st, just opposite the cemetary. stay on cherry until you see the sign for dogtown (on your right). its probably about a 15 min ride. just ditch your bag/pack/whatever into the woods, and do a rambo style cover up so no one snatches your purse. (just make sure to remember where you left it). just have fun and explore the place, there is some good sheeeeit there. if you get lost, which you will, there are usually people in or around the joint that will help you back, just be nice and give a handshake. if someone gets anything from this review, that's awesome; have fun.

Recommended Route:
??????????????

Other recommended trails in the same area:
haven't explored any others (yet).
any suggestions?



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Review Date
July 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Sal , from Gloucester

Summary:
This is an updated review. Try the loop described above. If you don't know Dogtown well, you should not review it. If you know it well, you know that it contains great rock-garden type single track. It's a great trail riding area but free ride/hucker types should stick to Lynn and B&T's

Recommended Route:
Don't park on Dogtown Road or you'll get broken into. Park at the Gate at the end of Gee Ave (Goose Cove). Take left onto paved loop for about a half a mile/mile or so. Before the loop turns to the right, take a left up short eroded single track hill. This trail is hilly and twisty and, after taking right and crossing a brook, comes out at the back of Whale's Jaw (about 1 mile). From there, take a right and follow double track. At end of this double track, take a left on to next double track. After riding over the long stone wall, take a left on to single track. This is very rocky and technical and circles a swamp (big misquitoes). trail bears to the left at one point and will end at a double track. Take a left on to double track. At next intersection, take a left again onto another double track. this will take you back to Whale's Jaw. Go behind Whale's Jaw and backtrack. This is a good after work loop with double/single track mix that takes about 1 1/2 hours.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bruce&Toms, the culvert trail, Greenwood, West Gloucester (New Way Lane)



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Review Date
June 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Slick , from Cape Ann

Summary:
I ride dogtown 3-4 times a week and I love it. Find someone who knows the trails to ride with, otherwise you will be stuck on loose fireroads or be totally lost. Lots of technical, plenty of rocks, twisty single track etc. Not a lot of stunts up there though. Go to B&T's for that. If you see Kurt tell him I said hi.

Recommended Route:
Start at the compost pile > peters pulpet > whales jaw > around steel dereck > tree farm > whales jaw > swamp boardwalk > boulder trail. about 12 miles. There are so many good loops here that there is plenty of room to mix it up...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
B&T



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Review Date
June 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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Reviewed by: BTF95 , from Ipswich

Summary:
Kurt just knock it off, god your such an embarrassment to the human race. As for Dog Town my suggestion is to hook up with someone who knows the trails.The riding is exellent once you know your way around even for advanced riders. No big drops but very technical in places. For advanced riders I give it 3 tires. For intermediates 4 tires.



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