Covering 1,027 acres in Foxboro and Wrentham, F. Gilbert Hills is a "passive use" pine and oak forest. There are 23 miles of trails for various uses, looping through the forest. One of these leads to the Warner Trail, a long-distance hiking trail that travels through Norfolk County on its way to Rhode Island. Mountain Biking is a widely popular activity and there are also trails for ORVs and horseback riding.
Sick trails from beginner to expert. Main trails are well marked but there are tons of trails that are not on the map. Stay off the hiking trails on your bike, you just asking for collusion with a hiker. There are a ton of trails for bikes, some are dedicated for just MNTN Bikes, and some are mixed use for Motorcycles and MNTN Bikes. Green triangles mark the bike trails, yellow triangles mark the motorcycles, and you will see both signs for mix use. The best spots to start from are the main entrance off of Mill Street or the parking lot off of High Rock Road off of Rt 1. If you go off of the main trail make sure you have a map (they are free at the main entrance) and a compass, it's easy to get lost.
The Warner Trail is a great trail to follow through the park but you need to know where to pick it up. There are 3 places you can pick up the trail. 1)The parking lot off of High Rock Road 2) Where the trail crosses Rt 1 about 1 mile North of Thurston Street on Rt 1 3) The small parking lot by the Dairy Queen on Rt 140.
The Acorn Trail and Bridle Path are two great trails that will take you through most of the park. You will need to pair these trails up with some other trails to make loops but no matter where you go you are sure to have a good time.
You can show shoe on just about any trail in the park, as long as we have snow!
Cross Country Skiing
Most of the skiing you can do is on the fire roads in the park or the wide smooth trails. Anything marked as an unpaved road on the map will work for you.
There are a few boulders in the park off of the Warner Trail and Acorn Trails. You really need someone to show you the spots, good lunch break climbing on a day of hiking. If you looking for a full day of climbing try Joe's Rock, Quincy Quarries or Lincoln Woods.
Plenty of space, picnic tables and outdoor opportunities for any event. There are some small fire places for smores and burgers but leave the beer at home.
Overall a great place to hang out no matter what your MNTN Life obsession is. If you have any questions feel free to email us or stop by any of the local stores. The Foxboro store at Patriot Place will be opening up this September.
From 95 take exit 7 Rt 140 toward Foxboro into the center of town. Take your 1st Left onto Walnut Street. Walnut dead ends into South Street where you will need to make another Left. Make a right onto Mill Street and follow Mill Street to the main entrance of the park which is on your right. There is a parking lot just past the main entrance on your left.
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