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Bear Hole Reservoir Trail

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Watershed Land Park

Bear Hole Reservoir Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near West Springfield, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 190 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
bugs
1 day ago

May 24, 2020 - Lots of mosquitos. Trail not very well marked. Thank god for all trails.

hiking
bugs
1 day ago

Great walking trail with a beautiful waterfall a short ways off path. Okay to bikes in most places.

hiking
bugs
2 days ago

hiking
rocky
10 days ago

First time here, and I definitely will be returning. Beautiful natural views.

12 days ago

good walk

mountain biking
muddy
rocky
14 days ago

hiking
bugs
26 days ago

Kids loved it and the scenery is beautiful! I would definitely recommend this trail for anyone with kids.

hiking
27 days ago

I wasn’t in love with the water treatment plant, but the waterfalls were lovely. Easy trail. Parking was tight, understandably so!

hiking
muddy
off trail
1 month ago

This was a great trail. I went off trail a little and it was quite muddy but otherwise I recommend this for a quick run/hike!

hiking
bugs
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy trail. Good when you don't have a lot of time, or just want a leisure hike. Nice scenery. Definitely Dog friendly! Lots of dogs on trail, most on leashes.

recorded Bear Hole Reservoir Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Good walk! Definitely read the reviews about dogs and they were pretty accurate. Having a dog companion myself always happy to find new places to go together! Had 4 encounters of dogs off leash running up to us. It’s not the dogs fault. All turned out well but something to consider if you have a reactive dog or are not comfortable with the potential interaction.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice short walk in the woods. Partially paved. No elevation. Nice view of Reservoir. Good for kids.

walking
5 months ago

This Trail is the Yellow trail on the map. It took 9 meandering adults 1 hour to leasurely walk this trail. It was a beautiful trail. Easy and clean.

hiking
7 months ago

loved it! especially now in the fall.

hiking
7 months ago

Good hike, with a nice waterfall. Resovoir Road trail is pretty easy, seems like it was cleared for truck access. This trail goas arround the town watershed, which provides some of the cool sights. Again, this has a rather nice water fall that connects to the resovior. Would come back and try some of the other trails that sprout off the main trail, hopefully they will be harder.

hiking
bugs
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Very easy, well kept trails.

hiking
8 months ago

this is my favorite local trail. there are a LOT of dogs, mostly off leash, so beware. we have had some run ins with out of control, not so friendly dogs. always stop when you see them, and if they appear unfriendly, ask the person to leash them. anyways, this is more of a walk than a hike. there is one whimpy hill. the trail I use is roughly 4.5 miles - there are a lot of options and ways to customize the length of your walk while still following a loop. paths are mostly gravel, paved, or packed dirt. well maintained.

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

Really nice and easy trail!! Putting in our regular rotation. Easy to follow and great parking area.

hiking
9 months ago

Started on the Bear Hole loop then followed white blazed trail out to snake peak. The Bear Hole trail is wide and flat. The rest of the way was steep and challenging. A lot of loose rock. It's worth it though because the views are excellent especially from the fire tower.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike & waterfall, saw white tail deer, great 2 hr or so hike, kid friendly

hiking
off trail
11 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
Sat May 25 2019

hiking
bugs
Wed May 08 2019

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