Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest Lowell, MA

Level:

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Type:

singletrack / fireroad / downhill

Tagged As:

singletrack, no signage, skinnies, rocks, stunts, roots, jumps, downhill

Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest (LDTSF) contains over 1100 acres and offers something for everyone. The park consists of miles of rolling fireroad and doubletrack, with a growing set of singletrack to keep more advanced riders happy for hours.

trail information

Website: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/ldtf.htm
Description:

To the west of Trotting Park Road is Lake Althea and the Scarlet swamp. The west side is also where some of the funnest, most popular, singletrack in the park is. Just out of the main entrance, hang a left and get ready to rip.

The east side of the park is where the majority of the trail system of Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest. On this side you will also find what is called the "playground", which consists of big natural rocks left in the area by retreating glaciers. At the playground you will be able to hone your rolling and hucking skills. Be advised: for experienced riders only.

Update: Some downhill trails are being built to the north side of teh park on Whortle-Berry Hill. From the main entrance duck into the trails on the left-side. You'll have to pedal a ways out and ride a fire road to get there but it will be worth it. Along the way be sure to stop and play on the skinny made out of a fallen tree. The climb to the top of Whortle-Berry Hill is a bitch, but the trails is cut well with a bunch if switchbacks. Once at the top you have two choices of trails. I enjoyed the one furthest from where the climb drop you, but explore them both to find your favorite!

Parking:

There are two official places to park at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest (LDTSF):

  1. Park Main Entrance
    62-152 Trotting Park Rd Lowell, MA 01854 (42.656316, -71.37076)
  2. 2-28 Trotting Park Rd Tyngsboro, MA 01879 (42.666109, -71.373469)

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ride maps

2013-05-18
Length: 10.10 mi, Elevation: 2083 ft

Checking out the DH trails at Whortle-Berry Hill on the north side of the park.

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2012-05-26
Length: 7.90 mi, Elevation: 2281 ft

Exploratory ride. Trying to create a map of the singletrack at the park.

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