Trail Run Project Logo

Vernal Pool Loop

Easy

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer loop
99% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 99' 30 m
Descent: -99' -30 m
High: 355' 108 m
Low: 292' 89 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Heather Cooper

Gentle, rolling inclines are the stone-packed remains of rivers that once ran under, in, and over glaciers.

Heather Cooper

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildlife

Overview

The gentle, rolling inclines along this run are the stone-packed remains of rivers that once ran under, in, and over glaciers. Depending on the season, you may see full pools with masses of jelly-like eggs clinging to branches or dwindling pools with frog and salamander tadpoles racing to metamorphose.

Description

Head out on this short and scenic loop in a clockwise direction from the Nature Center parking area. Check out The Boulders at the northeast corner of the loop before returning along the eastern border, parallel to Upland Road.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes, History & Background

Contacts

Land Manager: Massachusetts Audubon

Rate This Run

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Run

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#1399

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Run Rankings

#10

in Massachusetts

#1,399

Overall
7 Views Last Month
982 Since Nov 18, 2016
Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Greeting Tree at trailhead.
Nov 18, 2016 near Sharon, MA
Big Pool.
Nov 18, 2016 near Sharon, MA

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running