Noon Hill & Shattuck Reservation, Medfield
A variety of single track trails and fire roads wind through Noon Hill and the nearby Shattuck Reservation. As the name suggests, there are some hills, with the 370 foot summit rising above the trees and providing an expansive vista, including a good video of the stadium in Foxboro. Both reservations are managed by the Trustees of Reservations with adjacent conservation land owned by the Town of Medfield. Total acreage for the two parcels is 449 acres.
While the hills aren’t huge there are some challenging climbs. There is a fair amount of novice terrain as well, but that is generally limited to the fire roads and flatter singletrack. Total trail length for both parcels is 7-8 miles.
Trail 8A is a rooty climb that will challenge most riders. It continues to the top of Noon Hill and has some technical features near the top.
Trail 2 has a couple of short steep climbs and some longer steady climbs.
Trail 9 bypasses 8A and has a nice long double track downhill.
Trail 19 has a short steep climb with just enough rocks, roots and other natural features to make it interesting.
There is a short loop trail around Holt Pond with a nice view of the pond.
A short trail extension across Causeway Street from Trail 13 connects Noon Hill to Shattuck Reservation where there are a few more miles of twisty singletrack.
The Bay Circuit Path goes through Noon Hill.
By Iain Crerar