Ridge Hill Reserve is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dartmouth, Massachusetts that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
This 210 acre reserve abuts the Copicut reservoir and is near the SE Mass Bioreserve and other protected lands. Several easy-to-moderate loop trails provide access to some very pretty terrain and opportunities for viewing wildlife. While some parts of the green and blue trails can be narrow and rocky, especially on the hillside, the dirt road which bisects the property provides a gentle access or return from all other trails. The red trail can be very boggy in places, especially in spring and after rains, but is worth the effort for the presence of the ruins of an old mill. One warning - the reserve's neighbor to the southwest is the New Bedford Rod and Gun club, so be aware of the signs marking their property and be prepare for the sound of nearby gunfire.
So nice to bring my dog off leash!
Nov 2016: We took a family hike with our daughter and two granddaughters, 10 and 8 years old.
This was an easy hike, but challenging enough since there are tree roots and rocks to look out for in places along the path. Lots to see and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. We all agreed it was a great time and would come back again.
good hike like there is so much to see
Easy hike to the resevoir, however, I had a local guide --which was helpful because the trail splits several times before reaching the water. My 7 and 8 year old loved it.
Good hike, clear path well marked, good for dogs. Go for a hike!
my daughters first hike 5 miles at 5 years old she loved it.
I was looking for something a bit more challenging but overall a good walk, easy for kids and nice sights!
solid hike for a Sunday with the baby.
Great 1st hike for 2016. Short but sweet. Little rocky and wet for my 71 yr old mom and small Yorkie but they were troopers and did well. We did go off trail by accident but "All Trails GPS app" was helpful. Glad past hikers noted that the gun range was close by because there was a lot of gun fire and would have been concerned.