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Great Brook Farm Woodchuck, Chicken, and Beaver Loop Trail

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Great Brook Farm State Park

Great Brook Farm Woodchuck, Chicken, and Beaver Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Carlisle, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 246 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Snow

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NOTE: Users have reported that a section of this trail is closed for construction as of June 2020. Please check with the park for more information. You can park at Farm's Ice Cream Stand for $3.

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Reviews (633)
Photos (260)
Recordings (659)
Completed (790)
Kayleen Larose
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Hiking

I love this place so much, but I only recommend coming here if you don’t mind wearing a mask or getting strange looks for not wearing one. I always respect other people, just hard to hike in a mask. So go at your own risk y’all! Beautiful place for a short or long hike on all different types of trails.

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Ronnie T.
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Hiking

Relaxing walk. Tons of trails that cross.

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Ernest K.
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Hiking

Good trail. Great ice cream reward at the end

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Gretchen Hughes
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Hiking

Awesome!!! Lots of different trails, had to back track a few times! Lol

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Britt Smith
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Renee B.
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Hiking

First time as a family hiking here and we loved it!!

Amith kumar Ramachandra
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Hiking

Good trail for mountain biking beginners.

Jay Leap
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Hiking

Around a farm, pretty pond with frog fronds, nice place for a walk in the woods

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Modesto Cruz
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HikingBugs

Great trail, goes around a few farms, lightly traveled

Lauren Noseworthy
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Hiking

I brought my 4 and a half mouth old pup goldendoodle for a walk here on Friday. I really enjoyed the scenery - cows, geese, water, cornfields, and we even saw some deer. The reason I gave it a 4 is because there were a lot of mountain bikers and horse poop that my dog tried to eat along the trail. He was able to cool off in some water though!

Izzy Siedman
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Hiking

Great place for family hike. Lots to explore and though trail markings are not great, everything leads back to the road eventually so no stress there. Crowded on weekends but quiet during weekdays.

Joshua Carvalho
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Awesome

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Kaitlyn Gauck
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Hiking

Perfect day. Hot out but tons of shade. Few bugs. Did see a couple snakes but they were off trail.

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Liz D.
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Hiking

We did a combo of the Litchfield Loop, parts of the Stone Row and parts of the Woodchuck trail. The trails were really well maintained and not too crowded. The only downside was that they weren't very well marked. Bring a map! Also plan on ice cream after hiking!

Katie Robblee
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75% of this trail is without a doubt, very easy. The paths are wide and for the most part, flat and free of rocks and roots. However, the northern part of the route does have some elevation changes, narrower trails and rocks and roots that get in the way. I added in an extra loop to make 7 miles. Even though it rained the last couple of days, the trail was dry for the most part with a couple areas that were a bit squishy with mud. Generally a nice easy trail to take the dog on; I saw a couple of trail runners, a couple of hikers and signs of horses (it was a bit poopy in places), but for the most part we had the trail to ourselves.

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Erika Morton
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Hiking

This is a fantastic hike! We skirted a few trails to do Stone Row in its entirety and it’s 100% worth it. The views are great, the trail is shady and the climbs and descents are manageable. We will definitely go again.

Shelly Outwater
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Hiking

I’ve been going to Great Brook since I was a kid (and rode my horse there). Now I love hiking this area with my kids. In the past several weeks, we’ve enjoyed the wildlife (frogs, turtles and snakes) along the trail ways and ponds. And, we’ve explored additional trails we haven’t typically taken, including Acorn Trail and Tophet / Heartbreak Ridge. All are excellent and lesser traveled than some of the main trails. Tophet and Heartbreak Ridge we accessed from Carlisle vs the State Park entrance because of construction on the Pine Loop Trail. There is construction underway, but there are so many other beautiful trails to be explored that are far away from the construction. So, don’t be deterred.

Mary Bielefeld
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Such a great place! :)

S D
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The last reviewer was GENEROUS to say the least. I came here to escape the HORROR of the end of the world as I see it with my own two eyes. I was finally in a healthy head space when I encountered the unfounded CONSTRUCTION. It immediately brought me to a very negative emotional state and an attempted detour brought me to a horrifying "BEWARE OF ATTACK DOGS PRIVATE PROPERTY" sign. Luckily, at that moment, a beautiful doe crossed my line of sight and brought me into a moment of calm (a total mental breakdown would have ensued otherwise). This enabled me to return to the trail and safely back to my vehicle. Avoid until the construction is completed.

Mike S
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Hiking

Construction made the trail inconveniently closed and had to reroute our efforts. Tried to access some beautiful nature to retreat from the horrific tensions of society but was faced with heightened barriers that rendered the hike useless.

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Michael Reyna
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Mountain bikingWashed out
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Nancy Felsheim
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I would say this is an easy trail except for a little bit of elevation gain and scrambling on the Stone Row portion of the trail. Buggy at first by the pond but on higher ground the bugs didn’t bother. Part of the trail was closed for repairs around the lower portion of the pond. I couldn’t find a connector trail so had to backtrack and go around the other way. All in all, though, it’s a pleasant route for a walk.

Vaga B.
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Absolutely amazing trail, scenery and well kept.

Alan Starr
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TRAIL SECTION CLOSED - Pine Point Loop between Erickson and Maple Ridge is closed for construction starting May 26th, which means you have to backtrack to get around Meadow Pond. Otherwise, a really nice hike. Stone Row section has some modest ups and downs, the rest of the trail is pretty easy going. A little buggy, but not too bad. Will definitely revisit.

Brianna Baptista
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Hiking

I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for an easy-moderate hike with some fun farm animal scenery!

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Jay P
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Thanksgiving Forest plus Great Brook Farm trails

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