Southern New England Trunkline Trail
ElevationAscent: 365' 111 m
Descent: -633' -193 m
High: 622' 190 m
Low: 171' 52 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)
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“A former rail alignment stretching from Palmer, MA to Franklin, MA.”— Michael Sasseville
This route is typically ridden in out-and-back segments or loops using portions of local roads. As show, the entire route would be a ~24 mile, point-to-point, shuttle ride.
The full route from Palmer may one day be fully connected. Today, major obstacles divide the trail into three major sections: Southern New England Trunkline Trail: West Segment, Southern New England Trunkline Trail: 146 to Blackstone River, and Southern New England Trunkline Trail: East Segment.
All of the trail portions are similar in nature, being relatively flat and having either a crushed rock or paved surface. When taken from west to east, the trail will be gently downhill, dropping a total of 400ft over the course of the trail.
Please be alert, as the trail is often used by equestrians and hikers. Some sections are sandy.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed, History & Background
Local Club: Blackstone Valley NEMBA
Land Manager: Massachusetts State Parks - Department of Conservation