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Pegan Hill Loop is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Natick, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length2.8 miElevation gain400 ftRoute typeLoop
dog friendlyKid friendlyMountain bikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestPartially pavedViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Ample parking on Pegan Lane in Natick at trailhead. Start up trail then go right toward Mumford Forest (across dirt road then into field near farm). Stay to right to do the "Mumford Loop" which ends at the Charles River Link Trail. Go left then a quick right up to Lewis Hill which brings you back to the Dover side of Pegan Lane. Very nice views from the top of Lewis Hill. Follow road downhill looking for trailhead on the left. Follow this trail up to the summit of Pegan Hill (410') which is about 50' off trail to the left and marked with a USGS marker. Continue on trail down to parking lot.

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Josephine Xiong
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Brian Kay
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beautiful

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annmarie matta
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kid-friendly

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Charles Duchin
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Great trail. Partner undergoing chemo in Boston and I decided to access All Trails to pass the time. Terrific beautiful trail to clear my head during this time of stress.

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David H
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Great day for great vistas

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Steven Malchman
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A wonderful walk. The pure loop without deviating is about 1.5 miles. A fair number of people and dogs on the trail. It's very well marked.

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Richard Davis
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Great walk to Pegan and Lewis Hill and view of Lookout Farm cidery.

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Christopher Tan
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Great trail and well marked, tough to know where the trail continues beyond the opening. Easily navigated by our 4yo and 7yo, though several trips and falls on exposed roots/ rocks. In all a nice walk to Lewis Hill and the open fields.

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Chloe Mills
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It was clearly marked until I got to the hill and one thing led to another and I ended up way off the trail.

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Jeff D76
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Nice

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Liz Hogan
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Bobby Flynn
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Beth S.
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Loved this beautiful trail. Mix of woods and open fields with gorgeous views. Can’t believe it took me so long to find this trail. Will definitely be back.

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Gavin O’Hara
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Samruddha Parab
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Nice easy trail. Take the same way back to the parking once you reach the hill. The loop is not very well marked and has a lot of overgrown vines to navigate.

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Matt Creedon
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fun hike but I can see where, after rain it could be very muddy at times

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Scott Y
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A lovely, easy trail. The forested areas are pretty and the views in the fields are especially nice. Not very heavily trafficked. On a perfect Saturday afternoon I passed maybe 5 other people. I was a little concerned by the extensive reports of mud, but after a couple of rain-free days it was difficult to find much mud anywhere on the trail and I didn't have any concerns about my dog hopping into the car afterwards.

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Bruce Musicus
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Beautiful hike. Picnic in the partially mowed meadow was great fun, and it is not too crowded due to limited parking so easy to maintain social distance. Trails in the Mumford Forest section were quite muddy and a trail that is featured on the map as looping through Mumford Forest petered out into swamp, and after a lot of muddy bushwhacking we had to retreat (but it was squishy fun!!)

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Kathy DeAntonio
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful walk, would love to come back but with BOOTS. The mud was a lot to deal with. It was fun but had three kids and we all ruined our shoes. We had no issue with social distancing as the parking lot is small.

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Gene Campbell
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HikingMuddyWashed out

The lowest elevation portion of the trail, below the field, is very muddy and difficult to navigate

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Brian Koning
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I would not recommend the narrow trails in the time of Covid-19. You could space out in the fields though. the parking lot was small but that was fine. Again, I only have negative feelings because it is hard to distance from others on the trail. Otherwise, it seems like a nice place to walk. Seeing the peach and apple fields nearby was quite wonderful.

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Morgan Welzel O'Shea
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Great trail for families. The open fields are a great place to let kiddos run. FYI, if you put pegan hill into google, it will not take you to the parking lot. Take the second entrance into pegan ln off of pleasant st. There are signs along the road to help.

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Rosemary Taylor
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Beautiful little trail with a some elevation. Great meadow and farm views. Not crowded now during Covid. Only did the main loop as I read the woodland route was pretty wet. Nice dry, breezy day today. No bugs.

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Paul Niwa
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X X
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Holy MUD! The trail leading up Pegan Hill is totally fine in the rain, but the trail going to the Mumford Wildlife Forest trailhead is pure mud in the rain lol. That’s my fault. I didn’t mind, but it’s something to know. The muddy trail followed this cute little stream, and I’m sure it would be lovely on a dry day

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Becca Jacobs
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Even if it is 60 degree in January and you think it is going to be a nice walk, don’t go on the full loop of this trail! It’s a perfect length for a short hike or trail run but not on a warm day in winter, it is very flooded, so stay elevated if you choose to go in the winter months. It’s a great trail and not that highly trafficked overall. Happy trails!

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Ryan Pagella
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This is a beautiful short walk situated on farmland. There are some beautiful places to sit on tables. It is very short and not a hard hike. It’s tough to do the full loop because part of the trail is completely overgrown. There are two entrances. One has a decent sized parking lot, although its tough to find via Google Maps. The other is at the end of a cul de sac, at the end of Sassamon Road. Also, like most hiking places, there are coyotes here. I have seen one, so don’t keep your dogs off leas here, especially if you are a small dog owner. Coyotes won’t attack on the trails. They always send one out to bait their prey in. If you see one, don’t follow it, and you’ll be fine.

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