South Reservoir Loop

MODERATE 56 reviews

South Reservoir Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Medford, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 249 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

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rocky
3 days ago

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25 days ago

Good dog-friendly trail, more of a walk through the woods than a hike, a lot of open trail, some through woods. Some small white bugs, but not too bad, not many mosquitos either, (end of August 75 degrees today.) Great for a little over an hour (1.5 with several stops for pictures and went off trail a few times.) Would go again!

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rocky
1 month ago

This trail had great views of the reservoir and I’d highly recommend!

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rocky
2 months ago

this is a really nice trail but be sure to stay on the orange path, which is very clearly marked. the path that is put on this app is actually the private path (purple on the map) since the water is used as a water supply you are not supposed to be on it. there are some no trespassing signs but it is pretty unclear where they define the start if the no trespassing. just make sure to stay off of the trail that looks flat and smooth since you will be ticketed for like $50 dollars if you are caught.

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3 months ago

Easy and quick trail around south reservoir. Fairly straightforward to navigate. Lightly trafficked with scenic views. We saw a snake along the path.

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4 months ago

Nice. Pretty easy. Very scenic. Go around water pumping station.

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4 months ago

Nice trail. Well marked. Dog friendly

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Monday, August 20, 2018

This is one of the most scenic trail in the Middlesex Fells Reservation especially on the eastern side of the loop. The sunset from here is pretty spectacular as I've had a chance to catch a few. It is worth it to do the loop at the bulge at the top of the trail and extend the loop to over 3 miles. The tip of the bulge is quick scenic looking southward over South Reservoir.

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