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Distance:
2.2 Miles / 3.5 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~6 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Pemberton Memorial Forest
Town:
Pelham, Massachusetts
Directions:
70 Arnold Rd., Pelham, MA 01002
42.366906, -72.459725
Added:
January 17, 2019
Updated:
January 17, 2019
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287 '

Total Change
342 '

Ascent
290 '

Descent

The Pemberton Memorial Forest Trail in Pelham, Massachusetts is a moderate 2.2 mile lollipop out-and-back hike that passes through both Pemberton Memorial Forest and the Butter Hill Wildlife Sanctuary.

This trail of just over two miles begins on the Pemberton Memorial Forest. The trail slowly rises, with a forested wetland on the right, and drier rise on the left, including a small old quarry. (Can you find it? Test your observational skills!) The trail soon enters Butter Hill Wildlife Sanctuary where it is marked with a blue blaze, and it crosses a gully then stays high and level for a while. The trail begins to descend, and where it terminates at a T intersection. Turn right and continue downhill. Stay straight where a red-blazed trail comes in on the right (you will return here), and continue down into a wet forest with several streams, still following the blue blazes. Turn right onto the red blaze trail, being careful at a couple of intersections to stay on the red blaze trail. Cross an old bridge (metal frame) over a stream (pausing perhaps to just catch your breath!). When you reach the blue trail, turn left and follow the trail back to the beginning.

Partner: This trail was submitted by our partner, Kestrel Land Trust. Kestrel Land Trust partners with towns to create, conserve, and care for public lands to help everyone connect with nature. The conservation lands here are owned by the Town and portions are monitored by Kestrel through a Conservation Restriction.

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  1. Parking

    42.366906, -72.459725
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.366546, -72.459827
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2.2 miles / 3.5 km
Trail added
January 17, 2019
Updated on
January 17, 2019

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