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Ridge Hill Reserve is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Dartmouth, Massachusetts that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, horses, and snowshoeing. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 88 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Snowshoeing

Walking

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bridge out

Bugs

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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.

Small parking lot on the west side of Collins Corner Road

http://dnrt.org/ridge-hill-reserve-2/

Off Collins Corner Road, near the village of Hixville, 1 mile north of Old Fall River Road

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Corbin B.
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HikingBugsFloodedMuddyOff trailOver grownRockyWashed out

I would recommend this trail to anybody who doesn't mind getting wet. My advice would be to come during low tide if possible. Where the trail is alongside the water, it's literally just walking on the beach. it was high tide when I came and I ended up just taking my shoes off and walking through the water haha. Super fun trail though! lots of litter too sadly... bring a trash bag if you'd like.

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Corey Endres
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Hiking

It was a nice hike. Not many people. Followed the blue around then took the green to the lake. Took the red trail back. A bit buggy and a lot of cobwebs along the trail.

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Ethan Lord
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HikingBugsOver grown

A portion of the trail that runs north south along the side of the reservation is a bit overgrown. Overall not great for mountain biking as there a bunch of down trees across the trail in place but very nice on foot!

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Carmen Longstreet
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Stay on the marked trails we did red trail easy. Found little beach area where someone was fishing but its fresh drinking water. Kids must go there to hang out lots of beer bottles. May have been private beach don’t know.

Gerard Landry
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MuddyRocky

Hiked this trail today! parking is small & tight but u can park on street, they have multiple trails & if u do take red trail there is a part u wanna go left to get to the water, I would use this app to make it easier and warning if you do get to the beach part with water, dont go into it or even dip your feet, environmental police came by & gave me warning for my kids having there feet in the water, it's the town's drinking supply so wish there were signs for that, kinda disappointed about that but trails aren't too bad.

Courtney Brown
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HikingMuddy

Lot to see, many trails and a variety of landscapes. Nice lil water view too!

Kaylee Glidden
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HikingBugsOff trail
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Tayla Maria
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HikingBugsMuddyOff trailRocky

This trail was okay. We got lost very early on and ended up on a path that was marked for hiking but we very very muddy and not much to help get across. We made it to the water and it was very beautiful but there was no path along the water to follow so we ended up having to turn around which was a bust. However the last bit of trail we found our way back to was very nice, moderate, and very well marked.

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Jessica Gagnon
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Hiking

Beautiful, my son spotted a few frogs, clearly marked paths. Great for small children, very easy trails.

Nicole Andrade
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Ben Jones
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Hiking

Combo of green, blue and orange

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Liz F.
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HikingMuddyOff trailRocky

I really like this trail, but would be nice if they didn’t have 3 red trails all near each other.

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Katie Bergenheim
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HikingFloodedMuddyRocky

First time on this trail, tried going a few days ago when it was sunny & warm and the parking lot was full. Decided to go today and loved it! We did the red trail, and it’s very rocky & muddy. The lake was beautiful and I can’t wait to check out the other trails they have to offer!

Katie Suchite
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