East Middlesex Fells Reservation Loop Trail

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Middlesex Fells Reservation

East Middlesex Fells Reservation Loop Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Medford, 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.0 miElevation gain390 ftRoute typeLoop
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Take this mountain biking loop around the East side of the Middlesex Fells Reservation to get away from the city life Follow this track along the rock circuit route on the east side of I-93 for some great mountain biking trails. You'll follow this trail over a series of rocky outcrops with views towards Boston in the distance.

Friends of the Fells Website http://www.fells.org

Take Exit 33 off of I-93 and head east on Elm Street to a roundabout where you will continue North on Woodland Road. A short distance from the roundabout look for a small parking area on the left. You may need to drive a bit farther north to find a place to turn around and head back south on Woodland to park. There are no fees to park here.

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Rylan Tang
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Victor Victor Sage
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Adam Mikels
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Stacey Markovic
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Rock circuit trail is the challenging hike/portion!

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John Carlson
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Adam Mikels
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Tony Bowen
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HikingGreat!

Moderate to difficult trail with back half very rocky but fun.

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Allison Pollock
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Karina Endsley
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Karina Endsley
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meryem yucel
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Taylor Lawson
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Great moderate trail, not too busy when we started out around 8 am on Saturday. Trail markers could have easier to follow.

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Cristopher Perez
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John Carlson
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Gabriela Acevedo
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Sarah Surname
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Intermittent exposed views, mostly paths through trees.

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Amanda Shih
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Sushma Reddy
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The trail is challenging as it follows the Rock circuit trail, the rest of it was pretty flat and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Make sure to carry enough water and snacks that you can enjoy while admiring the views atop the rocks

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Tori Ann
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Overall for a combination of trail running and hiking, which some decent boulder scrambling. Per usual for the fells, poorly marked and confusing; don’t put your phone map away if you want to stay on-trail. Quite overgrown in many spots.

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Colby Calnan
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Great moderate trail with a lot of ups and downs. Great view of Boston from Pinnacle Rock. Better off parking at the skating rink because the trailhead is directly across from there.

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Adam H
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Marking on the trail could be better and a lot of gps dead spots good for a quick 1 hour jog though

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Brandon Cates
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Jim Finkle
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Diana Eastman
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Alissa Roy
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Emanuel Soumas
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Trail varies from fire roads West of Fellsway E, to some moderate rock scrambles in the Eastern side with some good views on that side. Part of the trail runs close to the old hospital and construction is currently going on over there. The noise from that took a lot away from an otherwise nice hike.

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