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East Branch Trail

Intermediate
 4.8 (4)

A scenic, long, flat trail.


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Map Key

8.0

Miles

12.8

KM

Point to Point

746' 227 m

High

522' 159 m

Low

80' 24 m

Up

298' 91 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

There is a fee for parking, which is waived if you're a Trustees member.

Description

This trail is actually a jeep road following the river the whole way, offering some amazing views. It's very enjoyable, and the biggest obstacle you're likely to see are puddles. A lot of people do it as an out-and-back for roughly 15 miles. It's well-marked and easy to follow. As a bonus, stop for a dip anywhere in the river when you get hot.

Flora & Fauna

Turtles and birds. Watch out for poison ivy on the edges of the trail in the last half.

Contacts

Shared By:

Rob Bayliss

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 4 votes

#1

in Chesterfield

#5846

Overall
  4.8 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Chesterfield

#74

in Massachusetts

#5,846

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Photos

Misty river at sunrise.
Jan 22, 2020 near Chester…, MA
Sunlight through Sycamore branches.
Jan 22, 2020 near Chester…, MA
A view over the floodplain.
Jan 22, 2020 near Westham…, MA
The trail along the river
Jul 28, 2018 near Chester…, MA

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