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New England Trail/Metacomet-Monadnock Trail: MA Section 19

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0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 23' 7 m
Descent: -260' -79 m
High: 1,185' 361 m
Low: 934' 285 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by David Smith

This small section of the NET offers spectacular views through a small black-water gorge.

David Smith

Features Commonly Backpacked · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

This northernmost section of the NET runs from Route 32 to the Massachusetts/ New Hampshire border. A small trail, off the parking lot, leads to Newton Cemetery. From the parking area, the trail follows an old road behind the gate. Here, the NET, M & M, and Tully Trail all coincide. The NET/ M & M follow white blazes, while the Tully Trail follows yellow.

The trail descends down to Falls Brook, just below Falls Brook Shelter. This is the last shelter along the NET. Cross the bridge... if you can barter passage from the "Troll Tree". Here, the Tully Trail to Royalston Falls turns right and the NET turns left. The trail winds its way over the rocky banks of the black-water gorge. The trail runs to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border, where it ends. Though this is the end of the NET, you can continue into New Hampshire along the M & M. From here, it's 18 miles to Mount Monadnock via the M & M.

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Barter passage from the Troll Tree... if you dare.
Oct 31, 2019 near Royalston, MA

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