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Freetown-Fall River State Forest

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Alt Names

Assonet Ledge

Last Known StatusOpen

This state forest boasts 25 miles of single track motorcycle-only trails that range from moderate to very difficult with some nice forest scenery.

The area is divided into two parts, a western section and an eastern section. The trails on the western side can be accessed directly from the corner of the staging area and are mostly smooth and very fun single track with banked turns, ups and downs, very few rocks and some bridge crossings. The eastern trails are across the road (Bell Rock Road) from the staging area and these trails are rockier and more challenging.

There are many parking entrances but there is only one designated motorcycle staging area. The parking area near the ranger station offers some picnic areas, restrooms, and a wading pool but bring some spray because the mosquitoes can get pretty thick in the evening hours. During the winter months snowmobiles are permitted on the trails.

This place is worth the drive, so be sure to say thanks to the Pilgrim Sands Trail Riders for maintaining these awesome trails. And although the forest is rumored to be haunted, especially The Ledge, we were having too much fun to notice any paranormal activity! Any true motorcycle trail rider will enjoy this ride.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityFall River, MA
AddressBell Rock Road, Fall River, MA 02720
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Fall River, MA
1) Take SR-24 north to exit 9, about 5 miles
2) Turn left off the exit ramp, continue .6 miles
3) Turn left Copicut Road, continue 1.3 miles
4) Turn right at intersection, continue about .7 miles.
5) Staging area will be on the right.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Gravel Pit
LandState Forest

RATINGS

Prosnice single track
Conssmall area
Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles9
Miles Of Trail25
Climate TypeForest
Elevation50 to 220 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Someeastern trails have the most rocks
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis state forest has almost all single track trails.All
RoadsThis state forest has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe state forest has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
ShadeThis state forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis state forest has some shooting ranges or gunfire.Somearea open during hunting season
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some
CommentThe eastern side trails have the most rocky and challenging sections.

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMassachusetts Registration Sticker
Dates OpenMay through last Sunday in November
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYesrequired by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours dawn to dusk
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areasarea open during hunting season
Emergency / Law EnforcementManyDedicated Rangers/Officers
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
CommentMotorcycles must be registered in Massachusetts, no reciprocity with other states.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Charlton Memorial Hospital (508) 679-3131
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)7-Eleven (508) 672-7310
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Fall River
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Cumberland Farms (508) 676-1339
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Boston / Cape Cod KOA (508) 947-6435
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Boston / Cape Cod KOA (508) 947-6435
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (N)Forge Pond Campground Inc (508) 644-5701
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Xtra Mart
Swimming Swim Area20-30 Miles (S)Horseneck Beach State Reservation (508) 636-8816
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteRattlesnake Brook
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Cook Pond Boat Ramp

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoFreetown - Fall River State Forest
Slab Bridge Road
Assonet, MA 02702
(508) 644-5522
www.mass.gov
Contact InfoMassachusetts Environmental Police
251 Causeway Street, Suite 101
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-1610
www.mass.gov
CommentATV/motorcycle registration info
Contact InfoPilgrim Sands Trail Riders
45 Liberty Street
Hanson, MA 02341
(781) 294-8355
president@pstr.org
www.pstr.club

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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OHV at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

This trail pops out next to the play area.

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Honda CRF Motorcycle crossing some water at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

There are a couple mud puddles but there are bypasses.

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OHV crossing some water at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

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OHV at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Motorcycle trails are marked with yellow triangles.

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Terrain example at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Most of the trails look like this.

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Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

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Honda CRF Dirtbike at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Smooth and fast sums up this area.

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OHV at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

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OHV at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

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Scenery from Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

A pond with a rock formation called "The Ledge".

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Scenic view of Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

A swimming hole at "The Ledge" (see trail map.)

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OHV at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

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OHV at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

A view of the main staging area.  Level parking, no amenities.

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Some terrain at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

This is the trailhead.

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Honda CRF Trail Bike at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Nothing too challenging here.

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OHV at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Freetown-Fall River Trail Photo

Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Freetown-Fall River Trail Photo

Terrain example at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Freetown-Fall River Trail Photo

OHV at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Freetown-Fall River Trail Photo

Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Play area.

Freetown-Fall River Trail Photo

OHV at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Freetown-Fall River Trail Photo

Example of terrain at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Freetown-Fall River Trail Photo

OHV crossing the water at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Freetown-Fall River Trail Photo

Terrain example at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Freetown-Fall River Trail Photo

Some terrain at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

Freetown-Fall River Trail Photo

Example of terrain at Freetown-Fall River State Forest Trail

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