Perley Brook Reservoir Loop

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Perley Brook Reservoir Loop is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gardner, Massachusetts that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and fishing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles
85 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly






Trailhead is across the street from intersection of Beagle Club Road and Clark St right where metal road barrier ends.

3 months ago

What a beautiful, local (to me) hike, only about 10 min from home. Trail is well maintained and marked by blue blaze. A few wet/muddy spots that are easily traversed. At midway point is a wooden footbridge and a spot to sit for a quick break and hydration. There were 3 fire spots where someone had had a campfire along with some empty beer cans and trash unfortunately didn’t have a trash bag with me or i would have carried out, next time. Though will say each one had a nice stone fire ring built around it. Only encountered a few people, some with their dogs. All in all an excellent hike.

7 months ago

Beautiful, quiet and easy trail. Well marked loop trail (thank-you) with other optional trails available. Spring pine scent abounds :)

9 months ago

Great little hidden gem. Was looking for a place to go on an unseasonably mild February day, and didn’t want to run into many others. Didn’t run into a soul until the very end. Recommend!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Nice 2 mile trail with other trails off of it to explore a little. Perfect for the pup for some quick exercise and fresh air.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lots of Singletrack Mtb trails off the main Loop great place to ride.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

This is one of my favorite spots in Gardner..Used to come fishing here as a kid. Nice loop, wear your bug spray! Dope views and pretty quiet, not too much traffic. Even saw a deer drinking at a lil creek one time.

Monday, July 17, 2017

This place is great for that hike when you just want to be alone. It follows along side the reservoir for a lovely scene of the water and clouds. Bring bug spray.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Easy and quiet trail! Parking is the hardest part, I always park down the hill at the Beagle Club and walk up.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

One of those hidden back yard gems. It's well maintained with easy to see trail markers. It's one loop in the larger Gardner City Forest trail system. There's a few spots along the trail that open to views of the reservoir. On the far end is a bridge that looks down the length of the reservoir. Easy walk with minimal elevation gain makes it an easy hike.

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Saturday, October 07, 2017