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Great little loop. Boardwalks installed in wet areas, a tad overgrown in places but nothing you can’t move around.

on Cat Rock Loop

walking
15 hours ago

Love bringing my dog here. Great place to meet other friendly dogs and walk the trails, let pup swim in the lake

hiking
16 hours ago

Amazing view, the way down is at first a bit steep, but then levels out (and is a bit boring).

Very nice walk with my two little ones. Very pretty views of the water.

mountain biking
20 hours ago

Solid trail. Good climbs for intermediate level. There are beginner trails as well. Technical, climbs and downhills.

mountain biking
20 hours ago

Flat trail, nothing special. Wouldn’t go here unless you live really close to it. There are better trails around.

20 hours ago

I took a nice walk around the bog there and did see some interesting wildlife. Suggestion: bring a walking stick, mine came in handy defending myself from an aggressive dog. A lot of people walk dogs and unfortunately some have difficulties keeping them under control.

hiking
20 hours ago

Buggy but fun hike with my pup

hiking
21 hours ago

Causeway floods with tides; plan to finish your hike 2+ hours before high tide.

Very pretty beach trail; be sure to wear beach appropriate footwear.

I went on a perfect morning. Good vistas, nice burn in the legs going up and pretty easy walking on the way down. It took about 5 hours- spent about 45 minutes up at the top and took a few breaks.
It was steep at the beginning, but levels out quickly and I was surprised with how fast I got to the summit.

trail running
22 hours ago

To me: it would've been more enjoyable and an adventure if people had their dogs on leashes. Not too sure if that's a thing for this trail or not, but that would be my only complaint.

Not a good feeling seeing an animal charge at you and not seeing their owner, to then only hear a voice calling for the animal

hiking
23 hours ago

Causeway floods with tides; plan to finish your hike 2+ hours before high tide.

Very pretty beach trail; be sure to wear beach appropriate footwear.

Always fun at Harold Parker Forest trails

walking
1 day ago

A pleasant walk in the woods on an idyllic day. It’s quite surprising to find such serenity just off North St.

hiking
1 day ago

Absolutely peaceful here. A wonderful experience for all family. On our hike we were fortunate enough to actually see a deer. Beware! Bring the map along, the trail can be tricky if you do not pay attention.

This short walk along a stream on a hot day when many people were cooling off walking around in the water was really nice! No swimming by the actual falls (strictly enforced). Super crowded with families and lots of people and dogs.

1 day ago

Far too many dogs off leash. Rules need to be followed whether you agree or not. I shouldn't be deprived of walking a beautiful trail because people can't follow a very simple rule.

This trail actually climbs to the top of Massaemett Mountain and the stone fire tower. (The map is incorrect. It has not been called Bald Mountain for around 100 years and at the top you will see why.) There are two new switchbacks near the bottom of the trail, currently painted with orange trail blazes. The orange trail is a less steep route, but slightly longer and connects at three points with the white tower trail. The orange trail is also a tree identification interpretive trail. This trail also connects to the Audubon's High Ledges (near the "M" in Massaemett at the end of what they show as a road) by following the Ridge Trail and also to their parking lot.

Things to consider: This trail is on a West facing slope, so it can be a hot climb on a summer afternoon. Spray for ticks. Please turn your vehicle around on Halligan Ave near the trailhead. (It is a dead end road and the neighbors at the end of the road become irritated with hikers turning around in their driveway.)

Make sure you know to come back out the same way you go in! As you get deeper into the trail, the paths narrow and you can get lost. Not good signage around or marks. Pretty flat. Near the rear of the trail, lots of flying bugs, so bring some repellent

Nice trail. Loved the care that people put into it.

Bucolic. Views of ocean and kettle ponds with benches for taking in the scenery.

just be very careful towards the end and double check your map if you are not familiar with the trails. Towards the last third the trail splits and if you aren't careful you can end up going down an overgrown trail that comes out in someone's private property.

hiking
2 days ago

This was one of the best hikes I have ever done. Bring a towel and wear your bikini so you can take a dip. Some of the trail was submerged but don’t let that deter you bc there were alternative routes (or just tough it out and walk through the shallows). This was one of the highlights of my summer!

Nice place to hike and exercise. Very scenic.

hiking
2 days ago

I’m not sure if we went the wrong way but we found this to be mainly flat and were looking forward to elevation; it was steep at the beginning but flattened out and lead to a road with house on it ; didn’t feel like a hike to me: the signs went very clear of where to go either !

This is no doubt a difficult trail: we kept joking that it goes uphill both ways , because it goes up and down a lot weather you’re going in or out. There’s a LOT and difficult areas with big rocks , this is definitely not for beginners or anyone with injuries : you could shorten it to any length you want because it is a loop you can just turn around when you’re halfway to what you want to do’ we did this in preparation for the Spartan Beast and it was a great workout with challenges !

trail running
2 days ago

Tried to get to 500' elevation gain over at Cedar Hill. Parked at the top and ran up and down 3x. Almost did it. Nice way to get the blood flowing!!!

trail running
2 days ago

First time in and around the mansion area. I knew there were gardens around but, WOW, that rectangular garden with the water feature was really nice. Check it out!

road biking
2 days ago

Beautiful views the whole way!

Very fun bike ride. Lots of places to rest, picnic.

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