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F. Gilbert Hills State Park

Average Rating:    (4.43 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 35

Rolling Hills, smooth single track, loose single track, muddy single track, loose double-track, almost any kind of friggin track
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Latitude
42.05668549148399
Longitude
-71.28032684326172
Trail Directions
Follow signs from the Foxboro rotary or follow signs off of Rte 1 (it's a right on the 1st or 2nd light after the truck stop)
Trail Length
11 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Foxboro
   


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Review Date
January 9, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: kevinrod1983 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
lots of rocks to get over and plenty of climbs. great place to get your tech skills up



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Review Date
October 21, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bricycle8 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
October 21, 2008 10 a.m. I am new to mountain biking, I am visiting from Jersey and found this trail on mtbr. Awesome awesome day of riding, GREAT riding, decent climbs and some very technical single double tracks... like other posts,you guys were right about some of the trails being routed by motorbikes... easy to get around. This place has alot to offer and some very challenging terrain. I would totally reccomend it. Good luck and be safe ;-)

Recommended Route:
EVERYTHING

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ihave also ridden Borderland and Massasoit State parks.. alot of fun.



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Review Date
July 21, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Slippery Pete ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Been riding here off & on for about 12 years, loved coming up for a change in terrain from my local loops.

However, after my first trip up there this year I feel safe in saying I probably won't be back any time soon. it appears they have decided to allow motorcycles on about 90% of the bike trails, and the errosion from my last trip up last year is to say the least horrific.

Just not as much fun to ride anymore. Oh well, time to head further north for new territory, Killington!

Recommended Route:
Drive right on by, unless you want to cruise some nice fire roads.



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Review Date
November 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mr_Cheeze_the_handsome ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I pretty much agree with the consensus but wish to add the following: Dirt bikes are really beginning to take their toll on these trails, on the entire trail system actually which extends out to Wrentham SF and Franklin SF, both of which are in really rough shape. For this I have to rate Foxboro 3 stars even though I find myself riding there more often than not, mostly due to it's proximity



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Review Date
December 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Stan , from Chelmsford

Summary:
We started riding at Gilbert a few years back in the winter because Lynn is closed. What a great place! There's something for everyone,(except the hucking crew), and with almost every type of terrain possible the ride can be as long and technical as you want. Counter clockwise in loop the C area there are some good climbs and descents with lots of singletrack that frequently crosses the loop C trail. We got lost on the first few rides and ended up finding some killer singletrack and good rocky technical lines all around the double track (loop C). There's a cool downhill right on Rt. 1 at a sand pit you see from the road, you cross a rocky stream bed and head up a hill to the right. Good drop right off the front where the rock is and you'll freak someone driving. I don't think it's loop C but you go all around Goat rock (stopping for a fire safety clinic on top), and continue on over to the Acorn trail. Be mindful of the hikers, as this section is similar to the now illegal White Trail at the Fellsway and you may come across some friendly folks as you launch off a 4ft. rock. Off the back of Goat Rock is another good downhill but this one is all rock with a good drop in the middle. The Acorn trail is short but lots of fun with a good variety of rocks and speed to keep you honest. The map is great because there are lots of side trails and secret stuff to find that offer some tough ups and some good air if that's your bag. Great place to bushwhack and get lost because you always come out on one of the main roads and the opportunities are endless. There's several lines at each section which allows you to go up and over each long climb, or cruise on the loop trails and fire roads down below. Opt for the altitude, as the singletrack on the way around Wolf Meadow and the Rockwood trails is tight and twisty. The place always seems to offer something new every time we go, whether it's a 6 ft. huck or a new technical climb. Gilbert is a fun, challenging ride all around in any conditions and for any skill level.

Recommended Route:
Park at the top of High rock road, then ride back down the road and take the c loop counter-clockwise.Keep heading that way up over Goat rock, across the Megley and over to Wolf Meadow Rd. Cross over to the loop A area and eventually end up at Messenger Rd. Lots of stuff left around the loop B and C area on the way back to High Rock Rd. Loop takes about 3 1/2 to 4 hours with a few stops in between.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lynn Woods, The Fellsway, Harold Parker, The Grim, Groton Woods.



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