When it comes to off-roading on your dirt bike, the Bay State is home to trails and parks offering scenic beauty, a challenge for all levels of rider, and most of all, a day of pure fun. For those thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline-pumping day, check out these five awesome dirt motorcycle trails in Massachusetts.
Fifty miles of riding trails are available to dirt bike riders in Freetown-Fall River State Forest. The forest is located just five minutes from Fall River and Taunton, so you aren’t so far removed. Be sure to check out Profile Rock while there, a stunning 50-foot outcropping. Trails are open from May through October.
The trails at Crow Hill MX are carved out of a lush forest setting. Crow Hill is truly a dirt biker’s dream with its expansive space and well-maintained tracks to practice your skills. Day rates at this park go at $30 per person. Be sure to check their practice schedule online before you head out. And also check out their track rules, which include regulations such as signing in before you enter the track, no kickstands, no spectators, and long sleeves are a must!
Capeway Rovers saw its start in Bourne, Massachusetts, in 1934. This is the oldest motocross track on the East Coast. The beautiful 60 acres of land was later purchased by the Capeway Rovers Motorcycle Club. All of the motocross legends of New England have ridden here. So, if you’re a dirt biking aficionado, you’ll have to visit—just to feel the history of the place!
Check the website to make sure a race isn’t scheduled, but be sure to plan a ride at the Wick 338. The track requires licensed dirt bikes, but will provide one if you pass their Friday class. Located in the heart of Southwick, Massachusetts, the Wick 338 has been drawing dirt bikers since 1973 with its stunning surroundings and well-maintained trails.
Before you hit the trails, a lesson might be in order—especially if you’re riding as a family. Planet Dirt will take you out on their own trails and teach dirt bike riding and all the safety measures that must be observed. Planet Dirt is New England’s largest dirt bike riding school for both children and adults.