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Best trails in Lee

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Looking for a great trail near Lee, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, forest trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Riga State Park or Bash Bish Falls State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Greylock State Reservation or Mount Everett State Reservation. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Lee ranging from 1.8 to 9.8 miles and from 974 to 2,214 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Lee
Top trails (8)
#1 - Finerty Pond via Appalachian Trail
October Mountain State Forest
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
A fine hike to a lovely pond. This is a deep woods hike, no views in summer (until the pond) and plenty of rocks and roots. It's definitely moderate, but with some harder passages of short, steep ascents. Take a break at Finerty Pond which is gorgeous and peaceful. Show more
#2 - October Mountain Loop
October Mountain State Forest
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
October Mountain doesn't have a proper summit, but this hike takes you to the very top tier, and along the way offers a couple of swift-moving brooks and a lake where you can take a dip, if the weather is nice. The middle section of this hike is remote and quiet, a nice alternative to the busier eastern section of this park. The Gorge Trail starts off Woodland Rd., about 1.5 miles north of the campground. Woodland Rd. can get pretty choppy after it's rained a lot, but most passenger cars should find it passable. There are two Gorge Trails, one south of Felton Lake Brook, one north. They're both clearly marked, and blue-blazed. The northern is the harder trek, but takes you closer to the brook for photos. Start there, then hike up almost 1 mile and 500 feet of elevation to Felton Lake. At the lake turn left and follow the orange-blazed Switchback Trail up the western side of the mountain. In about a mile, you'll see the Switchback Connector on your right. Take that another 1.5 miles to a sharp right at the Roaring Brook (you'll hear it, most days). The Roaring Brook trail isn't marked clearly, but says "NO ORV" on it, and it's a relatively easy down and up if you want to go take a couple pics. From this point on the Switchback Trail you climb about a half-mile to an obvious "T" junction, where you turn right onto the Felton Trail (also orange-blazed). Continue one mile to the Felton Lake turnoff (it says "To Pond" on the sign), and another mile back down to the lake. Cross over the little bridge and take the southern Gorge Trail back down one mile to the parking area. Micro spikes are strongly recommended. The trail turn into a frozen river at some points. Show more
#3 - Basin Pond Trail
October Mountain State Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 59 m
It has a small dirt parking lot (maybe fits 6 cars), has a sign that is at the side of the road that says "Basin Pond". It is a nice, fairly easy trail through the forest and across some very shallow brooks. Show more
#4 - Upper Goose Pond via Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail Corridor
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
#5 - Appalachian Trail: Pittsfield Road to Goose Pond
Lee, Massachusetts
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 8 m
#6 - Fenton Lake via Gorge Trail
October Mountain State Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 43 m
#7 - Fenton Lake Loop via Gorge Trail
October Mountain State Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
#8 - Donato's Trail
Goose Pond Reservation
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m