Info on riding DAR State Forest.....-
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    Info on riding DAR State Forest.....

    Hey, looking for some detail on riding in DAR. Heading out from the Boston area to check it out on Saturday and was curious if the trail map put out by the state covers all of the singletrack. If not, is there another map available? Can all the trails be ridden easily in 1 day (by a large group). Any trails that should not be missed/trails to be avoided? Any help is appreciated. (Posted this over on the nemba site and it looks like a lot of the same people on this site - sorry for the duplication!) Thanks.

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    Hey Scotto,

    1. Yes, Most of the trails are represented on the state Map-and yes, a large group can ride them all in a day. There are a few trails not listed on the Map but are worth checking out:

    Two of them feed into the main big Fire Road that is listed as OAK HILL RD (which runs between Wing Hollow and Morse Hill/Fire Tower Rd) and these are easy to locate on the Map.

    One is Named UFO-it branches off of the Top of Black Bear and Nemba Trails (which both start at the same point up near the Fire Tower-cool trail that winds you about half way down Oak Hill road. The other has no name as of yet but it starts near a parking area? dumping area off the bottom of OAK Hill rd and runs up to The TOWN TRAIL (on Map).

    2. There is another Great Trail that leaves DAR Property but is a fantastic ride that nds at a stellar place: The Chapel Falls Trail which branches off of Moose Run and heads across West Rd and up to Chapel Falls-a 2.5 mile out and then the same coming back-it is worth it to ride this spur however.

    All the trails there are pretty great-very different sort of trails. I love the old Long Trail-especially the last bony bit that runs along the Lake. NEMBA Trail is also pretty great (up or down). The Bob Cat Trail is Fantastic-also great up (but even better down).

    Camp Howe and Sunset Trails are nice, Boy Scout Trail-though off the beaten Path is kind of fun too.

    You'll like the DAR as a Camp Ground as well-nice ittle lake, Pleasant camp grounds (if a little close to one another).

    Enjoy! PM if you have specific questions-might be able to find you a guide.


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