Ridge Hill Reserve

MODERATE 45 reviews

Ridge Hill Reserve is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dartmouth, Massachusetts that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

This 210 acre reserve abuts the Copicut reservoir and is near the SE Mass Bioreserve and other protected lands. Several easy-to-moderate loop trails provide access to some very pretty terrain and opportunities for viewing wildlife. While some parts of the green and blue trails can be narrow and rocky, especially on the hillside, the dirt road which bisects the property provides a gentle access or return from all other trails. The red trail can be very boggy in places, especially in spring and after rains, but is worth the effort for the presence of the ruins of an old mill. One warning - the reserve's neighbor to the southwest is the New Bedford Rod and Gun club, so be aware of the signs marking their property and be prepare for the sound of nearby gunfire.

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Did this trail with my 10-year old son. Was clearly marked and was fun. Lots of roots and rocks for a decent challenge but not overwhelming. Very small parking area and one area was a bit confusing but otherwise a great trail to see nature and relax.

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4 months ago

Parking area very small, only reason for 4 star review. Other than that I like the multitude of trails and loops to chose from. Reservoir has nice views and markers are very clear on trees. Barely any elevation change throughout though.
Hiked Sunday April 16th, 2017. Hiked about 2.3 miles, hot afternoon. Pace around 2.5 miles per hour.

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6 months ago

So nice to bring my dog off leash!

8 months ago

Nov 2016: We took a family hike with our daughter and two granddaughters, 10 and 8 years old.

This was an easy hike, but challenging enough since there are tree roots and rocks to look out for in places along the path. Lots to see and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. We all agreed it was a great time and would come back again.

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8 months ago

good hike like there is so much to see

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