Borderland State Park Loop
ElevationAscent: 234' 71 m
Descent: -227' -69 m
High: 326' 99 m
Low: 197' 60 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“This loop features rugged granite ledges and gullies, plus fine, open views.”— Appalachian Mountain Club
Continue over rolling, rocky terrain past granite outcroppings and a pond, then bear right on Ridge Trail, which crosses over several rocky balds. At the four-way junction at 1.5 mi, turn right off the BCT and continue on Ridge Trail. Bear right at the junction with Friends Trail, then right at the glacial boulder.
Turn left and follow Granite Hills Trail (Upper Loop) past the ledges to a field near the tip of Upper Leach Pond. Turn left to Mountain St and then turn right on the road. Turn right at the brown gate and follow the Pud's Pond Path past the field and Pud's Pond.
Continue onto the Pond Walk past the meadows, farm house, and Leach Pond. Rejoin the BCT section near the entrance and follow the blazes to the visitor center.
This featured hike is courtesy of the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Bay Circuit Trail Map & Guide. For more information visit their < ahref="http://amcstore.outdoors.org/books-maps/bay-circuit-trail-map-and-guide">website.
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Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, History & Background
Local Club: Appalachian Mountain Club
Jul 1, 2019: Leader Resources: Trip Talk Card
Jul 1, 2019: The Many Uses for Paracord
Land Manager: Massachusetts State Parks - Department of Conservation