Dogtown Loop Trail to Briar Swamp

MODERATE 63 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
583 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

10 days ago

12 days ago

We did the orange trail from Dogtown Square to Raccoon Ledge and then around Babson Boulder. ~4 miles. Very buggy so bring the bug spray, have never seen so many caterpillars!

14 days ago

hiking
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4 months ago

Trails markings can be confusing. Maps are available at trailhead parking area.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

mountain biking
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7 months ago

mountain biking
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7 months ago

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!

9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

Good moderate trail! Doggie loved it!

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

BE CAREFUL. The app let me to a high speed train rail. Make sure to get a trail map along with app.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
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11 months ago