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 and offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

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.

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

trail running
blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Great well marked trail ..perfect for quick get out and enjoy the early spring day !!!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

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over grown
rocky
2 months ago

A lot of tree roots and rocks to climb around. Went in February, would like to come back in April or so when things warm up to see the transformation.

walking
3 months ago

Poorly maintained footpaths. Looks like it could be a stunner in the warmer months though!

hiking
4 months ago

love going there and sitting by the reservoir early in the morning. so peaceful.

4 months ago

My favorite local trails and my dogs too.

7 months ago

Awesome trail follow the red trail you won’t be disappointed

7 months ago

I went for a hike, completed the red trail loop, never saw the lake..

8 months ago

great terrain but bring boots. the lake is off the main path but it's easy to find. lake is very clear. easy hike and great for the dog.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Watch your ankles! Fun trail but not for jogging.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Do not go in the fall unless you enjoy hearing gunshots all around you during your outing.

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Nice beach overlooking the reservoir, nice view

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Love

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Nice place, been here twice. there are three main trails and a pond will be going again for sure. sometimes it is packed so be prepared to park on street

hiking
Friday, June 30, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

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.

walking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

So nice to bring my dog off leash!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

good hike like there is so much to see

Friday, September 16, 2016

Easy hike to the resevoir, however, I had a local guide --which was helpful because the trail splits several times before reaching the water. My 7 and 8 year old loved it.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Good hike, clear path well marked, good for dogs. Go for a hike!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

my daughters first hike 5 miles at 5 years old she loved it.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

I was looking for something a bit more challenging but overall a good walk, easy for kids and nice sights!

Sunday, May 01, 2016

solid hike for a Sunday with the baby.

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Great 1st hike for 2016. Short but sweet. Little rocky and wet for my 71 yr old mom and small Yorkie but they were troopers and did well. We did go off trail by accident but "All Trails GPS app" was helpful. Glad past hikers noted that the gun range was close by because there was a lot of gun fire and would have been concerned.

hiking
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Completed the Red Loop yesterday 12/26/15. Very nice hike of approximately 2.3 miles including the small mini loop off the main loop. This trail is dog friendly so we were able to take our dog and she also gives the trail a 4 star rating. The mill site was cool. Some wet area due to recent rain but nothing too bad. Overall flat terrain. We did not have time to explore the reservoir - maybe next time. I found the trail map by Googling the Dartmouth Land Trust and clicking on the link for this trail. They also had maps at the trail head kiosk.

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