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Gilbertville State Forest

Average Rating:    (4.57 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

Good mix of fire roads and single track. Lot's and lots of room to explore in here. You can very easily spend a couple hours and not go on the same trail twice. Some trails are easy fire roads will gravel, some trails are "rock gardens" and only the experienced technical rider should tackle them. Overall, there's something for everyone.
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Latitude
42.05643057984999
Longitude
-71.28032684326172
Trail Directions
Take Rt. 495 to Rt. 1 North, take a right at the first set of lights (there's a sign for Gilbertville) travel about 2-3 miles, and take a left at the next sign for Gilbertville, travel about 1 mile and park on the right.
Trail Length
Tons o' miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Foxboro
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (14 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
October 28, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: XyesterdayX ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Took a chance on riding this park as I had to attend a wedding function in the area earlier in the day. Great intermediate ride on the A and B routes, and most trails easy to follow. The A loop can be done by a novice-- mostly rolling, wider single track/fire road but interspersed with hilly rock garden sections. Trail maps readily available at the base. Good ride, I will be doing it again!
Side note: it is actually called Gilbert Hill, not Gilbertville!!!



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Review Date
December 18, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Damien ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I will be riding here around noon on Sat. 12/24/11 and will be driving a tan colored subaru outback. Come join in....

Recommended Route:
bridle trail to yellow markers



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Review Date
December 9, 2011

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: dan carlos ,  Downhiller

Summary:
gilbert hills is a very sweet set of trails they can be flow full or rock gardens some tree bridges the down hill is pretty fun but pretty technical. on the fire road as you ride up there are trail off shoots every where and i say that if you pick any trail you will be gaurented to have a great ride.



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Review Date
April 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Shawn Austin , from Milford

Summary:
Foxboro is an excellent place to ride. It makes you feel like you have ridden longer than you actually have. Experienced riders will be able to clean the "C" loop in an hour or so if they go non-stop, so it is definitely a possibility for after-work rides, if you are close enough. There are some challenging technical sections, more of them at the end of the trail than the beginning. It's definitely a good place to have suspension if you have a creaky body like mine. The terrain is varied, which is also nice. There is some climbing, but nothing extended, mostly technical stuff and short steep sections with lots of rocks to negotiate. The Mt. Bike routes are supposed to be one way, and for good reason with some of the real steep stuff. It's best to follow the designated loop direction to avoid problems. I haven't strayed off the marked trail, because I'm that way. Not sure what the other trails are like.

Recommended Route:
There are three Mt Bike routes, A, B, and C. I believe
C is the "expert" loop, and is also the longest at
about 10 miles, give or take.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Vietnam (while its there), Franklin, Groton, Lynn



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Review Date
February 21, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: I , from East MA

Summary:
Some roads like the fire road to around the woods are deceiving. You get going very fast and then realize your on very loose gravel, so watch out. The other trails have clearly been affected by the motorbikes that use to be here. There are 3 foot ruts in some of the trails. Isnt all that bad, just a different challenge. Overall these trails are very good.

Recommended Route:
Every trail



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