F. Gilbert Hills Foxboro, MA

Level:

Intermediate Advanced

Type:

singletrack

Tagged As:

rocks, rock gardens

F. Gilbert Hills (or better known as Foxboro) has its reputation for being a challenge. The sheer amount of rocks can be staggering. However, I am told, over the past few years they have begun to open some new trails that won't make you feel like you ass has been in a prize fight. If you are looking for smoother singletrack try hitting the trails around Sunset Lake.

trail information

Website: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/fgil.htm
Description:

When I think of Foxboro, I think of rocks. Some of the trails here (I am looking at you Loop C) can really take a toll on your body. If you like rock gardens, head for those two loops. Now, I am told things are improving as new trails are built and old trails are revamped, I have a buddy that swears by Foxboro, it is basically about knowing where to go. Unfortunately, the park map doesn't even come close to showing all the trails available. It is best to hit the trails with someone who knows them well or hook up with one of the social rides.

If you are looking for tight technical trails and a challenge you will find it at F. Gilbert Hills. The black diamond trails can push even the most seasoned of riders. Head to the Sunset Lake side for more fast flowy, less technical trails. Whichever side you ride you will not be disappointed.

Parking: There is a small but perfectly placed parking lot at 111-115 Granite St Foxborough, MA 02035 (map coordinates: 42.058388, -71.268477). This will allow you to ride both sides of the park without much backtracking.

You can also park at the park headquarters (45 Mill Street Foxborough, MA 02035) though be aware this parking lot is usually full on the weekends.

trail reviews

    No reviews have been posted yet.

write review

You need to register / login to review.

ride maps

2012-04-21
Length: 12.40 mi, Elevation: 3518 ft
[map] [kml] [gpx] [mobile]

Foxboro weather

Currently:

partlycloudy 37°F
Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 89%
Sunrise: 07:04 am
Sunset: 04:13 pm
  • Tue
    partlycloudy
    46°F 22°F
  • Wed
    partlycloudy
    30°F 21°F
  • Thu
    partlycloudy
    32°F 12°F
  • Fri
    mostlycloudy
    32°F 19°F

Nearby Bike Shops

Foxboro Bike Open Now

211 North St Ste 3 Foxboro, MA 02035
P: +1-508-698-2453

Stars_3_half (9 reviews)

Bicycles Plus Open Now

391 E Central St Franklin, MA 02038
P: +1-508-520-1212

Stars_4 (9 reviews)

nearby trails

F. Gilbert Hills Foxboro, MA (~0 mi)

Vietnam Milford, MA (~14 mi)

similar trails

Harold Parker State Forest N. Andover, MA

Middlesex Fells Reservation Medford, MA

Fort Rock Exeter, NH

Yudicky Park Nashua, NH