Bald Hill Reservation Loop Trail

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Bald Hill Reservation Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boxford, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

hiking
2 months ago

I'm writing specifically for the section around Crooked Pond. As I live in Middleton, a 5 minute drive to the trailhead, I wish I could give this section a better rating, especially since many of the trails are part of the Bay Circuit Trail. The first .2 mile section is wide and well-maintained, since it is a fire access road. You can then choose to continue on the main path, or go left. Either way will take you on a loop around the pond. There are many side trails/game paths diverging off the trail, but as long as you keep the pond in sight, you'll find your way. This area is very poorly marked, and not well-maintained. Several years of storm damage is evident in the many fallen trees. It's easy to see that some have been there for a while, as a well-trodden path has been worn down around them. There are also many parts that are too close to the water. As the summer progresses, and water levels drop, these areas become almost impassible from mud and insects. I would advise anyone through-hiking the BCT to avoid this particular section, and seek an alternative route.

10 months ago

Nice trail but because it's not heavily trafficked it's easy to lose your way as the trails are not very well defined in some areas. And I'm pretty sure there are some missing markets.

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

A really neat place to explore. Lots of hills, rocks, roots, a good mix of terrain. Awesome for trail running. The pups loved it.

hiking
Thursday, January 19, 2017

I liked this trail! It had a lot of walking/hiking options and a lot of pretty scenery. It wasn't crowded at all, which I really liked. Besides the trail being a bit bumpy in some areas I loved this trail!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This is a real nice trail - relatively easy but cool landscapes and changing vegetation.

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Really like the drumlins in the park. Reached Bald Hill but some stretches of bushwacking through junk in less travelled trails. Lots of horseflies.

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

Most trails were well marked and overall the hike was good. Very rocky at points and beware: there were many many snakes.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

It was a lot of fun. So much more to hike, the only thing a lot of the trails was washed out. But also that made it fun too

mountain biking
Monday, August 19, 2013

Nice loop with a mix of steeps and single-track. Nothing spectacular, but a great workout/training path

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