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Race Brook Trail

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Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,105' 337 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,901' 580 m
Low: 796' 243 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 50% (27°)

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

SpencerB BB

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.

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Mar 19, 2020
George Richards
Jan 11, 2020
John Taylor
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Aug 20, 2018
Jen Dopazo

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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#87

in Massachusetts

#7,817

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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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