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Monoosnoc Ridge Trail

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Length

9.0 Miles 14.5 Kilometers


Elevation

1,084' 330 m

Ascent

-1,062' -324 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

1,145' 349 m

High

547' 167 m

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All Clear 30 days ago
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A 9-mile ridge trail with a great variety of terrain - climbs, views, streams, lakes.

Will Guerra

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]

Description [Suggest Changes]

The Monoosnoc Ridge Trail crosses Leominster from end to end. It is great as a point-to-point trail or as an out-and-back.

This is a classic ridge-style trail with four long climbs and several other shorter ups and downs. Most of the trail is singletrack and doubletrack, but there is a ~0.25-mile stretch of road on Elm Street. To follow this trail end to end, simply follow the blue blazes. Parking is available at the end of West Street (northern end) and Sholan Farms (southern end). The trail crosses only two roads over 7.8 miles, Elm Street and Wachusett Street. There is parking at both of these locations.

The best view is on a cutoff section of the trail (yellow dot) near Elm Street.

The trail technically ends at Samoset School, but the last 1.2 miles (Sholan to Samoset) is very difficult to navigate.

Parking Areas:
Northern End:
  • 1049 West Street, Leominster, MA
  • 71 Wachusett Street
  • 886 Elm Street
Southern End:
  • 1125 Pleasant St, Leominster

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Deer and turkeys (frequently), porcupines (occasionally), moose (on very lucky occasions).

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May 25, 2018
Keith Bishop
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