Ponkapoog Pond Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Ponkapoog Pond Trail is a 3.8 mile loop trail located near Canton, MA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

3.8 miles 264 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

walking
10 days ago

Fairly easy walk / hike around the outskirts of the pond. Took around 90mins to do the full loop. Dog friendly also and we even seen some deers on the golf course.

hiking
1 month ago

Haven't done the full loop but will definitely go again.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 year ago

You can't actually hike around the reservoir. There's a track open to the public but no hiking.

hiking
1 year ago

Amazing place to hike.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
4 years ago

Mostly flat easy 4mile loop, well marked and well groomed trails. Perfect for your canine companion, I am surprised I did not see more dogs there actually. It took me less than 2 hours to complete even with stopping multiple times at different watering areas for my dog to play. Most of the loop I did had shade cover from the trees.

Entering through the golf course was a bit odd but did provide for ample parking. There is also parking/entrance off exit 3 of 93 which will put you on the north side of the loop and is probably easier for people coming from the north.

hiking
4 years ago

with 125miles of trails, you can pretty much choose if you want to hike a trail thats easy like a green dot trail to a long hard hike with the blue skyline trail. before you hike make sure you get a map from either the trailside museum or the reservation headquarters. the trails are all well marked & numbered, so the map is a plus. best place inside of rte 128. ive seen 10 deer in 1 week while hiking up there. 1 to 10 i give it a 10

hiking
4 years ago

Did this trail at night on a Full Moon hike. Its was really nice though incredibly windy that night!! We even saw a black and yellow spotted newt.

walking
4 years ago

camping
5 years ago

Hiking is easy and a nice after-work walk. You can camp in the AMC cabins on Ponkapoag year-round! Boston's best kept secret! Get the info off the AMC website. No electric/ No running water, but totally worth it! Take a canoe/ kayak out and do some fishing. It's hard to get a cabin during the summer, but off-season (Labor Day - 3rd week in June), you can grab-up a cabin for as low as $50 for the weekend!

hiking
6 years ago

4.4 Miles of moderate hiking. The terrain is very challenging; the few stops along the way around the pond offer exhilarating views! Definitely a good hike. Watch out for the golf course!

trail running
6 years ago

This is an easy trail for hiking, and a great running trail. Mostly through the woods with some stretches that border the Pond.