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Rutland State Park

Average Rating:    (3.22 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

intermediate to advanced, with double and single track riding. some very rocky technical downhills on snow mobile trails and Mid-State trail. A map is available at the Barre Falls Dam visitors center of RT. 62 (follow 68 from 122A and make Right onto 62)
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Latitude
42.3647591610627
Longitude
-71.99426651000977
Trail Directions
122A out of Worcester, go through town center of Rutland (height of the land). About 1 mile past this look for small sign marking right hand turn into park, then make a quick second right and follow road to second small lake. Park at intersection with dirt road going off to the left. Ride up hill on paved road you will find fire roads and many single track loops.
Trail Length
15-20 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Rutland
   


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Review Date
December 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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2.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: tollila ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
There are good trails to be found here, but they are often hidden and many forays off the fire roads lead to nothing. If you live nearby, as many of my family members do, it's a fun place to ride. Otherwise, I recommend going to nearby Leominster state park.



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Review Date
September 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Lydia Barter ,  Racer , from N. Brookfield, MA, USA

Summary:
I ride here at least 3 times a week, anywhere from 5 to 25 miles. Because all of the single track is connected with dirt roads and cart roads, its difficult to find your way around unless someone who knows the area is guiding you. Parking at 122, where the Midstate crosses, you have the option of heading north through the park (mostly singletrack to Intervale Rd., then either back track, or make your way back on pavement to dirt roads-total loop 15 mi.); or, cross 122, and ride the Midstate to the south, which eventually brings you to Browning Pond in 4.2 miles. This section has some rock gardens, is mostly flat, and makes a good out and back with some gnarly rock sections. Also, the power lines from the prison camp toward 122 is interesting--can be wet though. As you near 122, you'll find the hairy downhill that is referred to in other articles on the left side of the power lines, and a smooth quick downhill on the other side. Multi-use trails - some dirt roads open to cars...watch for horses, moose, and dirt bikes!

Recommended Route:
Midstate either south or north from 122.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Asnibumskit, out of Tatnuck Square, Worc.,
park at Cataract Street by the park bench, and climb, climb, climb!!!



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Review Date
August 15, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: thedataman ,  Cross Country Rider , from Worcester

Summary:
I rode this trail once.....nice long fire roads...good aerobic workout. However, I just went back in search of singletrack.....and found myself face to face with swarms of bugs. This place is horrible for XC riders looking for single track. If you insist on riding here, bring industrial strength DEET.



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Review Date
June 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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Reviewed by: joe , from vt

Summary:
theres noting here unless u want to fish. I followed the fireroad and found a trail to go off in but there was noting just more hills and sand. At the end i found a short trail about a mile but that came to a dead end and i had to turn around. I went back out and this tim tried anothor trail but again it came to a dead end 1/2 mile into it. Skip it theres noting here. Go to Leominister or Vienam instead/ Theres noting here.

Recommended Route:
skip it

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Vietnam is great and very tech., Leominister is tech with tons of trails to ride, Doulgas



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Review Date
September 23, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: narlus

Summary:
well, we stuck mainly on the mid-state (starting near the railway bed, close to the parking off rt 122A) and rode that through the dikes, past barre falls dam and over to where it intersected w/ intervale rd. we crossed the road and then did the partial section of the mid-state to rt 68, then took road and fire roads back to the car. overall a good ride and some nice scenery (saw some moose-type habitat, but no moose, although we spooked something, either a deer or a grouse, it was tough to tell). some of the spots around blood swamp (i think that's what it is called) were really swampy and wet, but for the most part everything was navigable. one thing i didn't see is the so-called nasty, treacherous terrain that rivals 'nam. sure, there were some bony sections, but for the most part it was pretty easy going. maybe we didn't find the right stuff. if anyone has suggestions, please post them.

Recommended Route:
find the yellow triangles of the mid-state trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
not sure, because i'm not from the area. but there seems to be a lot of potential.



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