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Gate 16

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Gate 16 at Quabbin Reservoir in Shutesbury, Massachusetts is an easy 1.2 mile out-and-back hike down to the northwestern shores of Quabbin.

The trail starts off at a large parking lot across the street from Prescott Rd, along Route-202 and cuts through the woods before hitting a service road. When you hit the service road, take a right-hand turn and continue hiking downhill until you reach the water. Around mile X, you'll pass another trail/service road, but stay left to continue heading downhill.

At the end of the trail is a popular fishing spot - which requires a state fishing license.

The hike back uphill is fairly gradual, hence the easy difficulty.

Note: The ESRI and OpenStreetMap tiles show the trail leading into the water; however, the map tiles are wrong. Google Maps has the proper topo layout for the tail end of the trail.

Dogs are not allowed on this trail or at Quabbin.


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Hazards

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Surface Type

Dirt

Seasons

All

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187 '

Total Change
204 '

Ascent
204 '

Descent
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Trail added August 05, 2018

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