Pleasant hike.

Nice diversity of terrain. Very well-marked. Great length and solitude for a Cape Ann hike.

The Black and Orange trails were fantastic. The Blue trail was a little bit over-grown. Really liked the Orange trail particularly the look out over the ocean. Great hike,, really enjoyed it.

Really enjoyed this hike. The overlook of the Atlantic was lovely. Some more rugged areas, but overall not too bad. Bring bug spray.

Ravenswod is a great place to spend a few hours with the family and the dogs. The pups especially love the fact that they are allowed off-leash here, except in a few designated protected areas. With the exception of some low-lying spots, there are fewer bugs here than on trails more inland, due to close proximity to the ocean. The lack of overlooks and long distance views is more than made up for by the beauty of the trails themselves, and by the many different boulder formations, and plant life.

Nice easy trail. Did this with a 2yr old (on my back a lot), a 4 yr old and a dog. Lovely walk.

Commenting on the entire park: As an avid hiker, both solo and with dogs, I can say that this is one of the nicest parks of its type I've ever explored. I've now been twice, and walked every trail in the system. You won't find challenging climbs here, or 360 degree views into the distance. What you will find are a variety of well maintained trails that are varied enough in length and difficulty (some may be classed as moderate, but that's just for the length, not the difficulty). My more recent visit was last week, and I noticed that the parks proximity to the ocean helps to keep the bug population down. There are some lower areas, so do bring repellent for your family and pups. Dogs are allowed off leash, except in a few small, clearly marked areas. I would add that the coyote population in Eastern Massachusetts has grown significantly in the past few years. Although coyote/human incidents are very rare, they have been known to go after small pets. If your puppy has a tendency to run off, I'd keep him leashed. (Not just here, but anywhere!) All in all, the entire park merits 5 stars!

6 months ago

Great walk with the dogs.

Fun trail run

8 months ago

Easy. But nice

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Extremely well marked. Not too hard but not boring either. Wear bug spray!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Beautiful. Easy.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Just as great as the first time we hiked it!

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Really loved this trail! Definitely best to go off the main Old Salem Road and hike the outer trails. The red trail (toward the end of our hike) got just a tad confusing and we ended up walking up to someone's property, but we actually only missed the last turnoff by about 50 yards.
Nonetheless, this was one of our favorite trails we've ever taken. Lots of wooded areas and giant stones and a really cool overlook by the water (Ledge Hill Trail). We will definitely be back to this one!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

One of my favorites. I love the Ledge Hill Trail....beautiful ocean view at one point! Awesome hike!!! Happy trails to those who walk here!!

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

nice little place

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Monday, July 25, 2016

I took Old Salem trail to Long hill trail. This was a moderate challenge. Lots of rocks and roots randomly sticking out of the trail. Hiked up to the scenic view of Gloucester Harbor. As I was walking this trail there were huge boulders that were tossed up there by glaciers. The rocks tower over you. Some look like they have moss or furry buildup of some sort on the rocks. Awesome hike. Need to explore more of this place. Easy to follow trails.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Love it here! And so doesn't the pooch. They've Done a wonderful job at keeping markers and maps around the trails so you never feel lost or wandering.

on Ravenswood Park Trail

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Very clean, quiet. Great for dogs and easy enough for a 4 year old companion. Nice view of Gloucester Harbor. Definitely coming back to explore other trails.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Nice walk. Not too crowded. Would do it again.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Highly recommended for an easy walk with clean trails and variety. Main trail popular with dog walkers but side trails much less traveled,

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Great find! Easy paths to follow. Lots of dogs off leash on a nice day. Multiple terrains; plenty to explore!

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Friday, January 01, 2016

good dog treck

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Enjoyable hike. Interesting glacier rocks and views of the ocean along the Ledge Hill Trail section.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Dog friendly and good set of trails. We use all year round.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Dog friendly trails. Can be off leash, but I found it better to stay leased since there are a lot of dogs. That said, the trails are clean and well marked and maps are available. Can be easy on the wider roads/paths and moderate if you choose the wooded paths. Parking lot is very small. One of our go-to trails in a pinch.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

This is a very easy set of dog friendly trails. Trails are very well marked with maps available at the trail head. Parking is not that great and requires getting across a busy road which can be a challenge with 2 hyper dogs and a five yr old. Once you are inside it is well worth it.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

I have to say that this is one of my favorite places to go now!! This place is very peaceful, quiet, and never that crowded. This place is ran by an association that keeps the place very very clean, and the trails well kept! All the trails are well maped out, numbered and marked. If you have never been here before, you will be able to enjoy your walk/hike with the comfort of not getting lost. And it is also Dog Friendly, so bring your dogs. Off-leash is permitted throughout the trails, but Leash Zone is when close to parking lot.

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