Explore the most popular trail running trails in Ragged Mountain Memonal Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I stuck to the blue and blue/red trails. This hike has it all. Some scrambling, streams, views and plenty of rocks. Will definitely be back!

The trail was awesome. The Red/blue trail led us to the blue trail ( Metacomet) and eventually to the summit which had a great view of the reservoir. However, once we came down from the summit, we never saw the Red/ blue trail and proceeded along the blue blazed trail onto Carey road. It was getting dark fast and we had to take the road 3 miles out of our way to get back to the Ragged Mt. Preserve parking area.

Great workout! The blue/red trail around the mountain is challenging even for an avid hiker but the view from the top is definitely worth it! The trail is well-marked most of the time but the marks are sometimes too far apart and it could be easy to get lost; this is true especially around the summit. It's quite rocky; so, make sure you have hiking boots/shoes on for stability. Rock climbing is also part of the menu with some additional dose of jumping over the streams, fallen trees, and steep, rocky downhills. Trekking pole is recommended.

Hiked this on a cold and wet day. Some challenging spots where boots and a good grip are useful. Overall a nice hike for a good workout.

Awesome hike. First of 2018 spring, it’s a tough hike for beginners. A lot of jagged rock on the trail paths wear boots or trails shoes, your feet will get beat up with regular sneakers. It’s challenging enough for more experienced hikers for a short trail for that reason, some great areas/cliffs to climb as well, and on the hike some areas where you are nearly climbing. Great views of reservoir and more. Also cliff jumping area if you dare and need to cool off.

I hiked this trail today, first real day of spring. relatively easy, a little muddy but certainly passable. the views are very good, trails well marked, and a few casual hikers with dogs along the way.

Very wet this time of year so recommend water proof boots great viewpoints and with the AllTrails app you can take on path or wander a bit then find your way. Enjoyed this one.

We did the northern area of the trails. I like it because there’s a few route choices. We also went off trail and found a nice waterfall. It’s easy to go off trail at least in late March this year.

This is definitely a harder trail for those who are just starting out. The trail itself isn’t steep but includes features such as a little bit of rock climbing and rocky grounds that some people might not be used to (as opposed to some trails that are pretty much a dirt pathway). BUT the views on top are amazing. The trails are all very clearly marked (something not all places have). The red/blue trail offers a hike along the mountain’s edge which means not only can you see the water but there are several places along the way that offer great photo opportunities. Definitely worth checking out when you have a good amount of time - the trail itself isn’t too long but it will take several hours to complete

Great trails with a great view awesome Sunday afternoon for the whole family.

Good hike in the snow, might need crampons for some hills ,as it just snowed.Not too difficult .I heard and saw two owls call to each other and meet up ,which was pretty neat.nice hike close to home

it's a good trail and close to my house. the trail is easily navigated and well marked

2 months ago

greet hike red/blue trails are very well marked, the blue trail isn't marked as well but still easy enough to follow. I was pleasantly surprised how clean the peaks were we saw very little trash up there. We took a couple long breaks to enjoy the views and finished the loop in less than 4 hours.

great hike

great for the winter a valley turned completely into ice

I hiked here today and it was great! It had snowed last night, so the trail was coated, but it was only moderately slippery in a few spots. The views on this trail are incredible - there are a bunch of overlooks! Definitely recommend this hike.

Great hike, beautiful vistas, decent level of solitude. The southeast portion of the trail is well demarcated but he northwest and northeast portions need some work. The blue-yellow trail which dissects the loop in the middle is well marked but tons of trees are blocking the path but it is easy to get around. The elevation changes are somehow challenging. This is definitely not for beginners except the first portion on the east side of the mountain. Plan for about 3-4 hrs if you are walking the entire loop.

I wouldn't recommend this route for beginners or little kids. Lots of steep uphills and partial rock climbing at some points. Beautiful views, but don't lose track of time esp in the Fall, you don't want to be caught out there when the sun goes down. Not many people on the trail, so you will sometimes feel very alone with nature. if that is what you want great! don't expect a quick 1 hour hike, this is a commitment, at least 2 hours. Also, you will feel it the next day if you are not in hiking shape yourself. Have fun out there and be safe!

Nice hike if you like mountain climbing. Very rugged and a lot of inclines. If you need a workout and a challenge it will definitely give you that. The only negative thing I️ have to say is that they really need to redo the markers on the trees. It was difficult finding them so we found ourself lost a lot and confused on which way to go. Spectacular views at the top.

6 months ago

Loved it!

Enjoyed the trail a lot, but would definitely recommend using this to make sure you’re on the right path, just following the blazes will lead you in the wrong direction at a few points.

Poorly marked routes. Rough in some areas but nice vistas.

Hiked this trail with my husband yesterday and found the trail well marked. It is not easy and the moderate rating is appropriate. We took a wrong turn at the end of the blue/red trail because the blue blaze for the blue trail was hidden - that is my only complaint- we ended up following a blue arrow down a cliff which we then had to climb back up to redirect ourselves in the right direction. We will go back and finish the loop next time.

Found the trailhead off of West Lane in a residential section. Trailhead had a picture of the preserve. Recommend taking a picture of it since the trail junction are not well marked. Top of the cliff has some decent views of the pond below.

The trails here are poorly marked and difficult to follow. If you're good at navigation however, or just up for an adventure, this hike provides a variation of terrains and difficulties along undisturbed deep woods.

I found it a bit harder than the moderate ranking. Terrain is very rocky and there's a lot of steep inclines & declines (felt like an elliptical machine setting!!)

You start off with 3 options left (blue/red), straight (blue) and right (blue)

The left trail (blue/red) will take to to the water views and once complete you hit a trailhead that you can head right and continue the loop.

About another 1.5 miles you'll hit another trailhead where you can continue with the blue (longest loop) or blue/yellow (which cuts across and probably saves about 2 miles back)

Fun and challenging....will definitely be doing this trail several more times this fall to prep for ski season!!

The view was nice when you finally find it, very easy hike. The trail is not very well marked at all and the trail map does not help. It took us multiple tries until we finally found the correct trail to lead us to the overlook. We came across multiple people who were also lost/confused. I would suggest using your GPS or compass in order to make sure you are going the right way.

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