Harold Parker Loop Trail

MODERATE 97 reviews

Harold Parker Loop Trail is a 16.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Andover, 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
16.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
810 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This Forest, 20 miles north of Boston, has some really incredible mountain bike trails within its boundaries. There are a variety of trails from roads to paths to single track covering over 35 miles. Use the included map to guide you on a loop around the circumference of the main trails which passes by several bodies of water where you can also watch for birds. There are plenty of trails that twist in and out of the track, too many to make turn for turn directions. Use the track and your phone to guide your trail choices depending on if you are hiking or biking.

22 days ago

Great trail. Awesome views.

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4 months ago

Its $5 to park for the day at the parking lot. We started the trail near the gate instead of at the back of the parking lot. At the beginning, there were some interesting rock outcroppings and then halfway through it was more water features, swamps, ponds. We had to cross or walk a short distance on roads four times. The roads a not heavily travelled but they are narrow. The end took us through a paved camping area. For a weekend day, we did not see many people on the trails. The trail was not marked so spent a lot of time checking my phone as there were many intersecting trails (hence the missing star). I don't think this should be rated as moderate as it was pretty easy. Nice place. One could make it as short or as long as one wanted.

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5 months ago

no signs to guide you but all tracks leads to trails and to roads. i paid too much attention to if i was following the planned route but i gave up. I couldn't get lost in the wilderness.

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