Fresh Pond Reservation Loop Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Fresh Pond Reservation Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cambridge, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a nice walk around the 155 acre Fresh Pond Reservoir. There is one main path around the pond with options for short side trails. There are three main entrances at Alewife Brook, The Cambridge Water Works and Glacken Field but you need to be a Cambridge resident to park here.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

As close as you can get to nature without leaving the city. Free parking in the lot with a Cambridge city sticker. Has a "dog beach" in the marsh about halfway through the loop. Lots of dogs off leash if that's a draw, or a drawback, for you!

3 months ago

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walking
3 months ago

The Fresh Pond Reservation Loop was a nice walk on a beautiful day. It was good to experience a more secluded area in Cambridge and there were plenty of people utilizing the trail, although it was not crowded. Around 85-90% of the trail is paved.

8 months ago

10 months ago

walking
Friday, August 19, 2016

This is my home base. Not easy to find a closed off space in the city. Lots of dogs, birdwatchers, runners, bikes, etc. four seasons of getting off the roads.
Parking is tough for non residents.

hiking
Sunday, June 21, 2015