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Race Brook Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (6)

A beautiful trail that parallels the stream with pleanty of beautiful views of the falls.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

1,901' 580 m

High

796' 243 m

Low

1,105' 337 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

50%

Max Grade (27°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

Start at the trailhead parking area on Undermountain Road and follow the trail as far as you like. The right branch is relatively short and goes to the base of the first falls while the left steeply ascends over two miles until it joins the Appalachian Trail. There is a nice campsite shortly before the trail intersects the Appalachian Trail with tent platforms and an outhouse.

This trail is fairly steep and will cross over a river multiple times, including crossing near the waterfall with fast moving water. You'll need to cross using rock on all but one of the times where there's a bridge made from a log. If you are up to the challenge you'll be rewarded with great views.

Contacts

Shared By:

SpencerB BB with improvements by George Richards

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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#98

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walk through pine trees forest at beginning of trail.
Mar 28, 2020 near Sheffield, MA
The trail requires crossing the river multiple times.
Mar 28, 2020 near Sheffield, MA
Tallest waterfall in MA
Mar 28, 2020 near Sheffield, MA
Nice camping spot, fire pits, outhouse, and tent platforms.
Mar 28, 2020 near Sheffield, MA

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Jan 22, 2021
Keith Russo
Ice on trail up / snow along ridge to Everett and Race Mt. Need Micro spikes. Scenic hike w snow on the ground 5.2mi — 3h 45m
Sep 7, 2020
Ben Jewell
Jul 14, 2020
Steven DaSilva
Megan, Mia, Sam and Steve, hike up to AT and then back
Mar 19, 2020
George Richards
Jan 11, 2020
John Taylor
5.3mi
Aug 20, 2018
Jen Dopazo