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Backpacker Trail to Bear Paw Loop

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Callahan State Park

Backpacker Trail to Bear Paw Loop is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marlborough, 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 September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 242 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Muddy

Description
Waypoints (9)

1-1.5 hr loop to lovely Beebe Pond and back

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Reviews (96)
Photos (213)
Recordings (93)
Completed (235)
Josh Josh Zotter
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David H
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Hiking

Perfect deep-woods kind of trail. A little rough in spots but scenic throughout. Well marked and wide.

Sophie K.
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WalkingBugsMuddy

Dogs not on leash... :(

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Danielle Spear
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Great trail! Slightly buggy, so bring bug spray. I didn't have any and it wasn't too bad, but next time I'll bring the spray. The trail was mostly dry. There's a large muddy part of the trail around the pond by the dam. Make sure to wear hiking boots. I discovered many other trails on this hike and I'm excited to try out the others. Definitely make sure your phone is fully charged since the trail intersect frequently and it would be easy to get lost or end up on the wrong trail.

Mindy Marchetti
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Garrett Zevgetis
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Hiking

Warning, There's a Keep Out on the sign on the trail 2/3 of the way in. There's some dispute as to whether it's private property.

Nicole StPierre
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Hiking

Great hike with my 5 and 7 year old boys. Beautiful forest and one nice clearing. Only minus was that the last part was about 100 yards along the dirt road, but not a big deal.

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Kerry Mckeon
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Hiking

Easy trail - good for long relaxing jaunts through the wild.

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Joe Bolinsky
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Hiking

Great trail condition .. ground somewhat hard but not icy

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Julia Margaret
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Marissa Vara
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Hiking

My dog and I definitely enjoyed this 3 mile hike out to beebe pond , we even saw a herring in the water. There was a few confusing junctions so I was glad I had this to follow , didn’t see any other people or dogs on the trail we were all alone. The trail was well maintained for the most part. Some open field like areas that were a little overgrown, definitely had to do a tick check after. Some bugs but it wasn’t bad, definitely would do this Loop again. My dog loved it.

Joe Bolinsky
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Hiking

Perfect day with Wyatt and Jane came along

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Garcia Passley
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HappySoulTravels ..
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Hiking

Well marked trail that’s easy to navigate. Peaceful forest setting with stone walls, ferns and wild flowers. Tons of bugs so bring spray.

Laurenz Peschke
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Coming from Edmands parking steep rocky terrain and by the pond the meadow with a view

Matt Hardin
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Open, clearly marked trails. Different landscapes to see from forest to meadow to lake-side - mostly shaded. Fun hike with the kids.

Mark Traphagen
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Hiking

An easy-to-moderate 1-1.5 hour loop that takes you past the lovely little Beebe Pond. Trail is well-maintained for the most part. Many confusing junctions, so pay attention to your map or AllTrails. Beautiful open forest crossed by the remains of many old rock walls from when this was farm land in the 19th century.

Reid B.
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Tadao Yoshihara
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Mike powell
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Tyler Collins
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Amber Beaudreau
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John Russell
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Brady Mcclanahan
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Prithviraj Singha Roy
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