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NIckerson State Park

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No. of Reviews: 5

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Latitude
41.757227195758944
Longitude
-70.02685546875
Trail Directions
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Trail Length
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Trail Level
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Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Nickerson
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 24, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Fitch ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nickerson SP offers a healthy dose of paved bike trails around the park, but in betwixt them is a wealth of Cape Cod singeltrack. As mentioned everywhere, the catch is actually knowing where to go and how to link together some distance that makes it seem more worthy. The track I encountered between the entrance and around Cliff Pond was tight and buff, with expected roots hopping out and some "Cape sand." There are no real big climbs, rather hills to muscle up and immediately descend, providing a fun, rolling, swoopy ST affair. Find someone on the forums here or elsewhere to meet up and show you around -- bring your DEET, too. Lots of ticks, apparently.



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Review Date
February 19, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: icecreamjay ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Singletracks and Fireroads around a bunch of ponds. I only ride here in the winter, I imagine the place is crawling with hikers and campers in the summer. Lots of buff singletrack with pond views. Not much technical riding, no rocks lots of roots. Many times Nickerson gets rain, while everyone is getting snow, so its a good bet when its just a bit too snowy at Otis or TOT. Definitely not the quanitity of trails as Otis or TOT, but enough for a couple hour ride. You can download a map at the official Nickerson site. There are some unmarked trails just south of the park, in fact they have earned their own trail review, under Brewster Forest, but they directly abut so you can ride those too, without crossing any roads (well, just the roads in the park).

Recommended Route:
My friend from Chatham guides me around here, so I'm not sure. It seems kind of confusing to me as the ponds all kind of look the same and there are lots of campgrounds and fireroad crossings. I know that we usually start at the boat ramp on the west side of Cliff pond, From there we ride generally counter clockwise around the ponds. I do know that there is a really fun downhill that starts in campground #4 at site #65. It leads down to the boat ramp where we park. From there head across the street to ruth pond loop, there are some singletracks there that lead out to brewster forest(Freemans Way)for extended mileage.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trail of Tears, Otis, Yarmouth



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Review Date
September 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: AO , from MA

Summary:
There is great stuff in the SW corner of the park. To get there, take MA 137 West/South from the Rail Trail in Brewster (and MA 6A). After about a mile, Millstone Road comes in from the left, take your first left after that on Freeman's way. From here, take this until there is a large playing field complex on the right (about a mile) If you get to the Route 6 overpass, you've gone too far. Right before the complex there is a dirt road (It is fenced and has a sign saying something about a public water supply) take this road. You can get to this road from the back of the baseball field. Take this road down a steep, fast hill to where it ends at a T. This is Silas Road, which goes around the park. It is a fun fireroad for about two miles to the right, a mile to the left. Take a right, and take your first left onto a single track. This is part of a network of trails that are pretty technical and really fun. Take a left at the T just into the pineneedle covered forest and continue on the trail. Take you first right, and then a left. I think that this will get you back to the starting point. There are many other trails that veer off from this and continue through the park. If you take your first left after entering this system, you go through a bunch of traisl through campsites, these trails will creat good loops. The other good place is accessable from the rail trail just south of the prak entrance, or from the powerlines. There are many trails into the woods, pick one and ride it. There are probably 15 or more miles of single track, and several miles of fire roads. A good map of *most* of the trails is available for $3 at the entrance gate, depending on availability.

Recommended Route:
There are many routes and I will describe a few...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All the stuff up in the National Seashore in Wellfleet.



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Review Date
March 9, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Will , from Brewster, MA

Summary:
This is the best place to ride! I ride here all I can, as there's tons of trails. Just lok about, and you'll find at least 5 in a day! Especially look OFF the bike path -- there are multiple ones there.

Recommended Route:
If you live near here you'll know what I'm talking about. Go to the area with the large pine trees in ROWS, and look about for a small single-track which veers off the bike path. It goes on almost forever, and heads right past Rith Pond. Another way to get to it is to ride around ruth pond until you find a two large wooden logs (they're manufactured, like this [] []). THere is a lot of sand in between them. Go up that and you'll find the singletrack goes off that path.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
THe fire roads are quite fun to ride, although they aren't too fast. Also, off a fire road there is a rocky downhill path which is quite difficult as it comes to a sandy cliff-ish hill.



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Review Date
August 17, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: asa , from brewster, massachusets ,u.s.a

Summary:
nickerson has a lot of short singletrack but if you keep looking your bound to find some good singletrack. you can ride fire roads for many miles, but its not an extremely fast ride. p.s. try fire tower hill off nook road, its a fast rocky downhill, downside unride-able uphill.

Recommended Route:
ride it all

Other recommended trails in the same area:
punkhorn-fast, flat, atv trails with a couple of ponds near by



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