Pearce Lake and Upper Pond Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saugus, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Great trail and nice fishing with kids. There is a beach for you to relax at and from the top of your climbs you will have great views over the lakes and to the skyscrapers of Boston in the distance. There are a lot of trails that criss-cross the area so use the track in this guide carefully to find your way but don't worry as there is always a paved road within about a quarter mile of you if you ever do get off track and there are plenty of signs, trail markers and even rangers to guide you.
Great trails, but not a lot of signs so a little easy to get turned around. Low traffic though, very pretty and surprisingly mostly secluded. Not too difficult but not super easy either. Overall good hike for a few hours with some cool climbs and views
Wonderful place to hike! There are so many trails that crisscross all over the reservation--it can be an easy jaunt or a more challenging climb to the top of Hill. The dogs love jumping into the lake, and just last week we saw a deer running ahead of us on the trail. Trails are well marked -- we walk through here in all seasons and for the last 3 years we've done a morning Christmas walk (surprisingly there were quite a few people!).
a little crowded on the weekends, but free parking and a real bathroom at the trailhead.
Absolutely love this place! I run these trails weekly. Highly recommend Taking the Ridgeline Trail to Castle Rock and work your way over to the blue blazed Lake trail and on up to Eagle Rock. Amazing views of Boston skyline, Wakefield, Melrose, Saugus, Lynnfield and reservation.
Fun! Particularly if you dip off of the trails and climb higher!