Lake Rico and Big Bearhole Pond Trail

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Massasoit State Park

Lake Rico and Big Bearhole Pond Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near East Taunton, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 288 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

Note: As of May 2019, parts of the Lake Rico Shoreline Trail (which are included in this loop) are closed for construction.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
11 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

I absolutely love this trail. I definitely used the app to make sure I stayed on track. There were tons of people there, but didn't really run into that many people on the trail. Great trail for dogs to because there's lots of water access for them to cool off.

Nice trail but hard to follow so ended up on my own adventure. Eventually ended up on proper route. On way out encounters all different colors on same route. Had to consult app to see what went where.

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muddy
1 month ago

great trail! Beautiful day

Kelsey loop trail.

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bugs
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Not well marked!! The app was a must! Part of loop was under construction and not able to be passed through!! Overall, walk was great but would have been in trouble without my phone!!

hiking
2 months ago

terribly marked

Easy walk thru the forest day after a light snow

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muddy
4 months ago

trail was wooded with hills. it was fun. took the dog. she loved it. it was surprisingly quite for the amount of people that were there!

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blowdown
off trail
washed out
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Morning hike cool no bugs, great time, overcast, trails in good shape.

hiking
9 months ago

One of my favorite local trails!

So delightful and quiet! The dog loved it

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bugs
11 months ago

Nice trail. Part of trail closed for construction, but there is away around it to access back section of park.

hiking
Thu May 30 2019

very buggy, best trails closed for construction

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closed
muddy
Sat Apr 27 2019

Part of Lake Rico shoreline trail section closed. A few muddy sections, but mostly dry. Not too many people on a cool, partly cloudy late April Saturday

hiking
Sun Jan 13 2019

Great hike with some nice views of the various lakes, ponds and forests in Massasoit. Not much elevation change, but plenty of trails to get a great workout in. Keep an eye out for the mountain bikers, as there were quite a few out on the trail while I was there.

Sun Mar 19 2017

Nice trails. Poorly marked though

fishing
Mon May 09 2016

great place for fishing. used too go with my dad. bringing in the big Bass

Sun Apr 24 2016

The ponds and lakes were beautiful. Lot's of people fishing. The trails are all very well maintained but not well marked. There is really only one marked Blue trail (and not marked well in some spots) and many offshoots that are not marked at all and are not reflected on the trail map. So if you go exploring it's easy to get turned around. I'd rate the hike as easy with only a few moderate inclines. We hiked 6 miles in about 2 hours with stops along the way. Truly a beautiful area and would do it again.

fishing
Thu Jun 18 2015

Always a great time

fishing
Mon May 17 2010

Pretty good fishing including lots of largemouth, pickerel, crappy, blue gill, pumpkin seed and some yellow perch. Beautiful lake within a state park, so very limited distractions other than occasional small plane landing at local airport. Lots of wildlife including osprey, swan, goose, many kinds of ducks, kingfisher, red-wing black bird, pileated woodpeckers and other woodpeckers, and many other birds I'm not familiar with. Tons of turtles with some huge snappers. Many logs covered with 10 plus turtles.

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