Bridle Trail

Massachusetts

Bridle Trail Facts

States: Massachusetts
Counties: Plymouth
Length: 3 miles
Trail end points: Ocean Street, Marshfield and Station Street, Marshfield
Trail surfaces: Dirt, Sand
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6408251
Trail activities: Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Walking

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Bridle Trail Description

The abandoned rail bed is predominantly owned by the Town of Marshfield. Sections of the abandoned rail bed are open to the public and actively used for recreational uses such as walking, running, horse back riding, mountain biking and cross country skiing.

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Bridle Trail Reviews

I rode the Marshfield Bridle Trail for the first time on August 1, 2010. The tail’s surface varied from grass with a worn path at the northern end to smooth pavement for the very last 0.1 mile at the south end near CVS in Marshfield. Along the way you’ll find mostly hard packed dirt, some old pavement and some brief sandy sections with a few moguls to navigate. The trail was completely dry.
The trail has been improved in some sections where it is wide and graded with hard-packed dirt due to its use as an access road for the power lines and substations that follow the corridor. Also the southernmost ¼ mile, known as the South River Tail, features the Francis Keville Footbridge, a former railroad bridge that has been decked for trail use.
I found the trail surface to be very firm and rideable on a mountain bike. However due to some sandy sections and highway crossings that are not marked for cycling safety, I don’t recommend the trail for small children.
The scenic Highlight of the trail is the South River and its marsh area. Parking is available at Ferry St. and Downtown Marshfield.

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