Virginia Woods Loop
ElevationAscent: 117' 36 m
Descent: -118' -36 m
High: 179' 55 m
Low: 62' 19 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“A short but exciting and informative tour through Virginia Woods and the Spot Pond Brook Historic District.”— Zander Göpfert
From the gate, head right (south) on the Crystal Spring Trail for a hundred feet and look for the yellow-blazed trail to the left. This second loop branches off the Crystal Spring Trail so it's up to you to take the first left and travel the loop clockwise or continue and take the second left to travel the loop counterclockwise (shown here). When in doubt, look for the yellow blazes.
Finishing the second loop, retrace your steps to the F3-2 gate and this time head northwest along the Crystal Spring Trail (red blazes) as it overlaps with the Spot Pond Brook Historic Trail (yellow blazes). Stay to the left (west) in order to finish this first loop back to the parking area.
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Land Manager: MA DCR - Middlesex Fells Reservation