Rocky Pond and Brook Road Loop

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Rocky Pond and Brook Road Loop is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Princeton, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

7 months ago

nice trail with nice scenery

rock climbing
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Nice cliffs for beginner climbing. Was able to do this at age 7/8. Great experience I will never forget.

hiking
Sunday, July 06, 2014

I took a figure 8 approach to this park. I started in the parking lot nearest the swimming area, then picked up the trail out to the Crow Ledges. This is a very steep uphill, with some nice rock formations at the end. I looped back to the swimming area, then took the Ball Hill Trail. That has a longer but slower ascent.

hiking
Friday, September 14, 2012

Ball hill trail was a great hike. Nothing too strenuous but very enjoyable.

hiking
Sunday, June 17, 2012

Had a total blast. Took some great pics too. Great Sunday workout.

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2011

Ball Hill Trail is a bit more than 4 miles long, and begins and ends at the parking lot near the beach. Some parts of the trail are fairly steep.

We found the trail poorly maintained, with ferns growing close to the sides of the trail and much of the soil washed out among the rocks in the hilly sections. We also encountered a lot of water on the trail, both in mud puddles and trickling across our path. I had encountered this problem here before during the spring, but didnt anticipate how much water the week's rain would leave on the trail. We came out with muddy shoes and legs, and damp socks.

The trail crosses at least 6 stone walls and passes through some pretty clearings full of ferns and some interesting boulders. I wondered what the land was used for before it became part of the state forest. The coolest part of this hike was seeing toads hopping across the trail at regular intervals on some of the low parts of the trail.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2011

Beautiful place to hike, many different trails to hike and the trails are great.

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