Mid-State-Trail - Massachusetts

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by JPMartin86, Aug 27, 2017.

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Is any one in doing a group ride on this route Oct. 15th 2017?

Poll closed Oct 29, 2017.
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  1. JPMartin86

    JPMartin86 When in doubt throttle out...

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    Hey adventurists,
    I would like to share with you a route I have been working on for some time now for central mass. The idea behind this track is that it mimics the well know Mid State Hiking Trail. Obviously the hiking trail is illegal to ride on, but I have paralleled the trail system with legal class 4 roads, and trails. This route may not be all dirt, but it for sure is the most off road that you will get for Central Mass. This track has just about everything that you would want for an adventure ride, Tar, Dirt, Mud, Sand, Rocks, Water Crossings, and some wonderful sights to see. It is very much doable on a small enduro bike, perfect for your mid size 650, and can be slightly challenging on a full size 1200. All and all its comes in just under 100 miles, with plenty of gas stations and restaurants along the way. The trail can easily be completed in either direction, north to south, south to north. Essentially it starts at Mount Watatic and ends in Douglas State Forest. Please be respectful of the trail and the neighbors that live in and around the area. I hope you all enjoy the route as much as I have scouting it.

    Mid-State-Trail - GPX

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  2. JPMartin86

    JPMartin86 When in doubt throttle out...

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    Up towards ashburnham area there is an awesome and long water crossings. I've been through it a hand full of times. When you get out to the middle it gets a little soft, so stay on the throttle. It's about knee deep for reference.

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  3. JPMartin86

    JPMartin86 When in doubt throttle out...

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    The route travels through Rutland State Forest so be sure to look out the the solitary confinement cells from the old camp out there.

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  4. JPMartin86

    JPMartin86 When in doubt throttle out...

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    Also the old vegetable cellar...

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  5. wingedbandit07

    wingedbandit07 Adventurer

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    Looks good! Thank you[​IMG]


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  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Yeah. This looks like fun. Thanks for putting it together. @sprouty115 looks like an overnight?
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  7. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Say when!
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  8. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    looks like a nice ride. thanks for sharing
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