Pearce Lake and Upper Pond Trail

MODERATE 127 reviews
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Pearce Lake and Upper Pond Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saugus, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
885 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wildlife

over grown

rocky

Great trail and nice fishing with kids. There is a beach for you to relax at and from the top of your climbs you will have great views over the lakes and to the skyscrapers of Boston in the distance. There are a lot of trails that criss-cross the area so use the track in this guide carefully to find your way but don't worry as there is always a paved road within about a quarter mile of you if you ever do get off track and there are plenty of signs, trail markers and even rangers to guide you.

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Overall good trails. We did not do exactly the marked trail and that is b/c it is difficult to follow the trails here as they are not very well marked. Despite that, the trails are well maintained, cross the paved main trail often and make for enjoyable hiking/walking. The main trail is heavily trafficked but the unpaved side trails are more secluded. There are great stretches for off leash time for the pup and great swimming for him as well. Definitely worth coming here again.

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I tried a new trail today -Fox run trail -A very pleasant trail that goes up a small
hill and then ends up at a pond. The beauty of Breakheart is that most of the hikers stay on the paved road and very few hikers use the unpaved trails. A very nice spot

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1 month ago

Great escape so near the city.

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2 months ago

This is a great spot .This is 3rd visit. Break heart Hill is an easy climb and you can see great views of Boston. The Saugus River trail is off the beaten path but great little stroll along the river. Plenty of easy paved trails for kids and seniors .

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2 months ago

hike and bike options throughout this park. Caught Smallmouth and largemouth bass, and sunfish using lures in the afternoon on Silver Lake.

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