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Cranberry Bogs via Eel River Preserve Trail

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Eel River Preserve

Cranberry Bogs via Eel River Preserve Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Plymouth, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 52 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

River

Bugs

Over grown

Washed out

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Trail is great for seeing nature. Trail is narrow, and goes through mostly wetlands, so it can get messy.

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Reviews (36)
Photos (30)
Recordings (25)
Completed (45)
Courtney Whitman
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HikingFloodedMuddyOver grown

Great trail around a river with lots of wildlife! Very quiet, didn’t see any other hikers. We saw fish, birds, turtles and even a beaver taking a swim. The trail is very overgrown at some points. Also EXTREMELY muddy and flooded at the beginning and the south end of the trail...I wore sneakers and was up to my ankles in mud and stagnant water with no way around the puddles but through. Hikers beware! Also found two ticks crawling on our pants once we got back to the car. Don’t forget bug spray and tick check after!

Kelly Reed
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Hiking

Easy walk along the water. Saw lots of animals on our walk (e.g orioles, heron, turtles, etc.) and almost no people. A few parts of the trail were very muddy.

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Peter Ciurczak
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Hiking

Great trail on the north side, quite wet and muddy on the south side. Bring waterproof shoes or sandals, but the trail has a ton of wildlife and very few fellow walkers, so a great, and relatively hidden experience, all around.

Joanne Giannini Nigrelli
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Hiking

Such a cool area to walk around. There is pretty much no one ever there and the trail is very well maintained - plus we found what appears to be a couple of bunkers in case things really go to shit! Sections of this can be muddy, especially after periods of heavy rain, so make sure to wear water-proof shoes.

Philip Coombes
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Hiking

Both the parking lot (for at least 2 weeks now) and the trail were flooded. Passable with boots and trucks, but not fun with sneakers and a sedan. There were swarms of small bugs in isolated spots. The river looks nice for the stretch I was able to see. It had turtles, red wing blackbirds and ducks.

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Craig S.
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Hiking

Hiked Eel River trail this morning. Beautiful area, an offshoot trail will bring you to Hoyts Pond. South side of loop is muddy and wet, still a great hike.

Linda MacDonald
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Hiking

Love this walk . Wear good walking shoes because it does get muddy in parts but certainly worth it. There is an offshoot that takes you to a pretty pond/lake

Bethany I
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Hiking

Pretty, quiet, no litter. Lots of ticks and last bit of loop very muddy/wet. Would do this trail again but during a very dry stretch of weather.

Jodi Chase
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Hiking

Walk was easy, Muddy and over grown with TICKS!!! Lots and lots of TICKS!!!

Kelli Burgess
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grown

Much of the trail was overgrown and muddy. But got some pretty pictures.

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Alex C.
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HikingBridge outMuddyOver grown

Pretty area but not well maintained or well marked. It's kind of a shame the town used CPA money to acquire this land but hasn't maintained it. The first this isn't mowed at all. The second third is nicely mowed and dry. Trail markers are basically non existent or incorrect. As you make your way to the back corner near the woods, don't follow the trail markers into the woods. Instead, hook a left following the bog. The last third is very wet. There should be boardwalks installed. In another review, there's a section of the trail with rocks that seems to go across the marshy area. Unfortunately, this entire area was overgrown today with 6-10" water. I wouldn't hike here again.

Tyler Hutchinson
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Beautiful walk for the most part. It is a bit over grown and quite muddy for a small stretch, other then that it was a great, casual trail.

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Russ Barnard
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Hiking

Ticks!! Lots of ticks!

Mark Anderson
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Beautiful walk!

David David Denayer
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Walking

We love walking this loop with our dogs. It's beautiful from fall till early spring but is overrun with ticks in spring and summer

John MacKenzie
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Trail is great for seeing nature. Today I saw a turtle, a hawk, and a white tailed buck. Trail is narrow, and goes through mostly wetlands, so it will get messy.

Andy Tibbs
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Hiking
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Jake Jones
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Running
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Kaitlyn Hayes
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Hiking
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Madison Powers
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Hiking
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John Garvey
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Lois Wood
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Matthew Dennison
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