Lowell Dracut State Forest, Lowell, MA

Rating: 4.0 GPS/GPX download:
Difficulty: Still evaluating Last Ridden: September 2006
Best Map/Info Link: Map from MA parks: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/
Best Trail Sampled: New NEMBA loop


Description: November 06 update:

Have been riding this at lunch with buddy Steve for a few weeks and am continually impressed by the work done and the "vibe" of this forest.  Lots of different tree/topography combinations that give you a feeling of being somewhere other than Lowell, MA.  The NEMBA trail remains the favorite. 


The new (2006ish) NEMBA member cut single track is silly good. We only rode that - and that was enough to secure an A rating for this place.


Directions: Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest is located in north-east Massachusetts.

From the South: Take Rt. 495 to Rt. 3 north. Follow Rt. 3 North to exit 32. Go right at the end of ramp, onto Drum Hill Rd. go 5 sets of lights you will cross over the Rourk Bridge. Go left at the lights on the other side of the bridge. Go 500 yards then take a right at lights onto Old Ferry Rd. Take a left onto Varnum Ave. After ½ mile, go right onto Trotting Park Rd. Parking lot is at the gate.