Hemlock Gorge Trail and Dean Pond Loop

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Hemlock Gorge Trail and Dean Pond Loop is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brimfield, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
669 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Start at Dearth Hill Rd parking area and head west down the Gorge Trail which is very overgrown. Continue on Dean Pond Rd to Dean Pond dam. Bushwack up to the top of Dean Mtn then continue around the Pond. Return to parking area via loop trail.

trail running
8 months ago

Started at Dearth Hill Rd parking area and headed west down the Gorge Trail which is very overgrown with no views of the gorge. Continued on Dean Pond Rd to Dean Pond dam (passed a big coyote eating a deer). Plenty of broken trees as this area is in the "tornado alley". Bushwacked up to the top of Dean Mtn then continued around the Pond. Returned to parking area via loop trail. Pretty nice, the best area is around the Dean Pond (you can park down there too and save the extra few miles if you want).

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, August 06, 2014