Vetter Trail and Ward Trail Loop

MODERATE 136 reviews

Vetter Trail and Ward Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near North Andover, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers 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
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

8 days ago

Easy and well marked trails with long hilltop views and peaceful woods filled with miles of old farmers walls.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite places to trail walk. Theres a lot of little streams in spring and many places to explore around the reservation. One of the coolest things to do is to check out the fire tower and solar dial at the top of the hill.

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail. Like others have said, there are some trees that are down, but nothing you can't go over. The trails are marked and easy to follow. Nice scenic views . There are 2 chairs located at Elephant's Rock. It was a nice surprise after some incline. There is a $5 parking fee that you pay with a card.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Well marked and easy to follow. There were less than a handful of downed trees in the path but they are very easy to step over. They are doing a great job clearing them away.

4 months ago

Awesome

this place is a hidden gem. trails are very well marked.

hiking
10 months ago

It was a wonderful walk and nice place

10 months ago

We did the yellow trail because we where short on time. Will definitely be back to hike the red and blue trail.

11 months ago

Good for families

hiking
Friday, May 26, 2017

Nice trail. Can be buggy in summer. I was able to see the Boston Skyline - Hike all the way to Elephant rock :)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nice little trail to take your family along if you don't want to "work" the trail too much and too long. Good for a quick afternoon walk.

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Just a touch muddy, but well worth it

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nice family hike. Great views, easy terrain, a little muddy this time of year (April), though.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Peaceful hike.

hiking
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I'm new to the area and it was my first time adventuring out! I loved the views, to see Boston in the distance was certainly something. As a heads up, it does cost $5 to park. The machine takes card though!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

nice little hike. could nearly see Boston in the distance

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Clearly marked an well groomed trails. Beautiful!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

beautiful.

walking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Such a beautiful Trustees property: woods, open fields, water. A natural oasis near the city.

hiking
Thursday, October 20, 2016

It's a very nice hike, especially in the fall. The hills add an element of challenge and adventure.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

This was a very good hike. There are many trails for all levels . Very dog friendly . Lots of site seeing which made the trails more fun

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

A nice afternoon, particularly for families, given the fun, but accessible elevation changes, the wide meadows and the "swamp" experiencing secondary succession. Some will really like the distant Boston views. We're so appreciative of the ability to bring dogs!

walking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Cool trail if you get the urge to hike in the Merrimack Valley! Make a day out of it but not when weather is hot! Stick the late fall early winter.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Easy hike

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Depending on which trails you do this can easily become an afternoon event. Will be coming back soon to do the red trail. Went on the yellow and blue trails and was very pleased. I'd recommend some bug spray!

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

One of my favorite hikes near home. Usually a decent amount of visitors on the trails close to the parking area, but if you trek out to Elephant Rock on the Blue trail you can get a nice view without the crowd.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Marked really well. Beautiful views along the blue trail, did the full loop. We had a great time and so did our pooch!

mountain biking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

good mountain biking, bike trail not crowded, red trail has lots of tree roots and rocks in some sections

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Love seeing Boston on a clear day from this hill!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Not too strong sunshine. trails are with good marks. But need to have good sense of directions if walking on different trails.

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