Trail Run Project Logo

greenBlue Great Esker Trail

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 147' 45 m
Descent: -127' -39 m
High: 93' 28 m
Low: 7' 2 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

Dogs

Off-leash
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Shawn Holland

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Popular runs nearby

Run this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

A trail along the ridge of the Great Esker.

Shawn Holland

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

This trail is an old road (paved) along the ridge of the Great Esker, North America's highest esker at 94 ft. which was created 12,000 years ago during the last glacial retreat. Automobiles are no longer allowed on this road. The first 0.5 miles are level and not all that interesting.

At the 0.5-mile mark, the ascent to the top of the esker begins. At about the 0.85-mile mark there are connector trails to the Julia Road Playground parking lot which is at the end of Elva St. From there, the trail ascends to the highest point of the esker and then descends steeply towards the Osprey Overlook Park.

Flora & Fauna

Wood ducks, snowy egrets, great egrets, blue herons. This is also an osprey nesting area.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#10043

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

#95

in Massachusetts

#10,043

Overall
2 Views Last Month
109 Since Apr 22, 2018
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

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

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