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Distance:
5.1 Miles / 8.2 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
2 hours, ~33 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Quabbin Reservoir
Town:
Ware, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.293785, -72.308632
Added:
August 16, 2016
Updated:
April 27, 2020
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279 '

Total Change
543 '

Ascent
543 '

Descent

Gate 50 (The Wall), in Quabbin Reservoir, MA, is a moderate 5.1 mile out-and-back hike that leads to a large rock ledge overlooking the reservoir nicknamed "The Wall" aka Richards Ledges.

This trail starts at the far end of Goodnough Dike Loop Trail and leads out about 2 miles before the trail heads left towards the water. The trail that leads to "The Wall", also known as Richards Ledges, is not well maintained, so prepare for some bushwhacking. Once you get to the wall, hikers get a great view of Goodnough Dike and the southern end of Quabbin.

If you cannot find the trail that leads to The Wall, you can likely blaze your own through the woods to get to it. It's recommended to track your trail while doing this so you don't get lost. For free tracking apps, check out our How To Track Trails page.

Parking
Hikers will find parking at the coordinates provided which is at the start to the Goodnough Dike Trail.

Pets
Dogs are not allowed on any trails at Quabbin.

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  1. Parking

    42.293785, -72.308632
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    42.298389, -72.294627
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5.1 miles / 8.2 km
Trail added
August 16, 2016
Hiked on
August 16, 2016
Updated on
April 27, 2020

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