Ward Reservation Loop

MODERATE 25 reviews

Ward Reservation Loop is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Andover, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Ward Reservation 2/21/16

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25 days ago

Be prepared to pay a parking fee

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2 months ago

Well marked trail and easy to follow. $5 parking.

2 months ago

Nice place with your children's

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2 months ago

anyone in reasonably good health without physical impairment can handle this. trails are well maintained and marked. Boston Hill has a meadow at the top which provides a panoramic view of the area. It is also a good place for bird watching. I saw several bluebirds and hummingbirds as well as the more common species. with the exception of the initial climb on the ward Hill trail,there are no continuous uphill sections. The remains of wagon roads bordered by stone walls show this was once farmland. Llittle to none noise from traffic on most of the trail. great place to take pre-teens who are unfamiliar with hiking.

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4 months ago

Great local family hiking spot. Low degree of difficulty & nice woodsy scenery w/ off main trail spots to hike as well. Enjoyed this one!

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4 months ago

Lovely area, especially the view from elephant rock. Muddy in some places. Fairly well marked and easy to follow. Did not like the Boston Hill section much. Took about 2 hrs including 10 minutes rest at the top.

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6 months ago

A really great hike. The only reason I had to deduct a star is because of not only the noisy section next to the industrial area, but the old cables/power lines that were laying all over the side of the hill leading up to Boston Hill and the junkyard-style spot in the same area with rusted out car shells and old metal, etc. The graffitied guard shack-looking thing and the giant busted concrete slab thing next to it. For such a nice area, this is kind of a stain. Outside of this area, the hike was perfect. Would definitely go again, I would just avoid this section of the hike.