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Pearce Lake and Eagle Rock Loop

Distance:
3.0 Miles / 4.8 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Breakheart Reservation
Town:
Saugus, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.482018, -71.026461
Added:
June 08, 2020
Updated:
June 10, 2020
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137 '

Total Change
300 '

Ascent
269 '

Descent

The Pearce Lake and Eagle Rock Loop at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, Massachusetts is an easy to moderate 3-mile loop hike that covers several trails passing Pearce Lake and features a view from Eagle Rock.

This is a nice hike without too much elevation too quickly and a good alternative to just walking the roads. This trail is a loop around Breakheart Reservation, following Fox Run Trail to Pearce Lake and Eagle Rock trails, up to the top of Eagle Rock with a nice view of the area and Boston in the distance. It then goes down to follow Pearce Lake Trail over to Silver Lake Trail and continues over to Breakheart Hill before coming back down to behind the Visitor's Center.

Getting down from the rocks summits can be a little bit confusing but is generally workable, resulting in a very fun trail that gives some great vantage points.

Biking
Biking is available in the park, but avoiding the summits like Eagle Rock would be recommended, and there are ways to go around them.

Parking
Hikers will find parking at the coordinates provided. Note that the trailhead can be found just north of the parking lot.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

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  1. Parking

    42.482018, -71.026461
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.484362, -71.028164
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Seasons

Spring, Summer, Fall
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3.0 miles / 4.8 km
Trail added
June 08, 2020
Hiked on
May 31, 2020
Updated on
June 10, 2020

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