Dogtown Loop Trail to Briar Swamp is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gloucester, Massachusetts that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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Trails markings can be confusing. Maps are available at trailhead parking area.
I grew up here! Wide trails, not too busy but busy enough that you're never really alone, lots to see and so many trail options!
Easy walk and numerous trails, with many different enterance points. Very nice walk in spring or fall. During the summer months there is lots of folliage and insects.
I decided to follow the hiker's map and it was a very bad idea. Most of the time I was searching for the trail and a 5.3 mile "loop" turned into an 8 mile fiasco with a dangerous section walking along the railroad track and no clear trail near it. Dogtown itself is interesting but the trails really do stop all the time at which point you have to cut through some hairy parts of the woods.
Good moderate trail! Doggie loved it!
BE CAREFUL. The app let me to a high speed train rail. Make sure to get a trail map along with app.
Spent 3 hours hiking about 6 miles throughout many paths, we followed the orange trail. Path was decently marked, some parts a little bit overgrown and we got turned around for a quick minute, but the trail was fun and peaceful. There's many more hours of exploration in these woods. This app was super useful in ensuring we were headed in the right direction, I felt more comfortable hiking in a new area with this app turned on.