Pittsfield State Forest

AKA: Balance Rock State Park, Potter Mountain, Churchill Brook Trail, Skyline Trail, Taconic Skyline Trail, Snake Brook Trail

Summary


Located in northwestern Massachusetts, Pittsfield State Forest has about 16 miles of ATV trails that wind through a mixed hardwood forest. Most of the trails are fast and smooth and are marked with orange and yellow triangle blazes on the trees. A daily riding permit is required which can be obtained by visiting the ranger station on Cascade Street and Shamrock Blvd but there is no access to the trails from this location since all of the trails here are for hiking or mountain bike use. Balance Rock and Potter Mountain Staging areas are the only two parking areas that provide direct access to the ATV trails (Balance Rock has plenty of parking for larger trailers while Potter Mountain is better suited for smaller vehicles).

{ Last know status: Closed | Approximate size: Unknown Mile(s) | Last updated: November 26, 2019 }

Terrain Experience Level


Expert
Some
Advanced
Some
Intermediate
Some
Beginner
Mostly

Terrain


Rhythm Section
Unknown
Roots
Unknown
Mud
Some
Sand
None
Jumps
None
Hill Climbs
Some
Hard Pack
Mostly
Gravle
Unknown
Large Loose Rocks
Some
Other Hazards
Some

Allowed Vehicles


Motorcycle
Allowed
ATV
Allowed
4x4
Not Allowed
SxS
Allowed
Snowmobile
Unknown

Details


Nearest City

Nearest city to Pittsfield State Forest is Pittsfield, Massachusetts


Google Map

View Pittsfield, MA on Google Maps

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https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pittsfield%2C+MA

Spark Arrestor

A spark arrestor or exhaust cap is required

Noise Limit

Limit of: 96 db

Max Vehicle Width

Max Width of: 50 inches

Open Dates

may - the last sunday in november

Fee for parking

$2.00 fee charged may through early september

Fee for camping

Tent: $17.00, RV: $17.00, Additional vehicle: $0.00 non-residents - $20/night

FS

Pittsfield State Forest 1041 Cascade Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413) 442-8992 [email protected]


www.mass.gov

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http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/pittsfield-state-forest-generic.html

Massachusetts DCR OHV Permit Program (413) 358-2172 [email protected]


www.mass.gov

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http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/recreational-activities/2013-off-highway-vehicle-permit-program.html

Massachusetts Environmental Police 251 Causeway Street, Suite 101 Boston, MA 02114 (617) 626-1610


www.mass.gov

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http://www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/enforcement/environmental-police/boat-ohv-and-snowmobile-registration-bureau/

Reserve America (877) 422-6762 (877) 620-2267 [email protected]


www.reserveamerica.com

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http://www.reserveamerica.com/facilityDetails.do?contractCode=MA&parkId=32618

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