Wright's Tower Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 138' 42 m
Descent: -137' -42 m
High: 226' 69 m
Low: 88' 27 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“Best bang-for-your-buck run in Middlesex Fells with options to go further, exploring the areas that surround Pine Hill.”— Zander Göpfert
Coming in around one mile in total, with easy access off Rte 93, this can be a popular area on weekends so plan accordingly to find parking. That said, it's not difficult to escape the crowds by continuing to explore all the trails in this area.
From the parking area, head north on the multi-use Quarry Road along the east side of Bellevue Pond. Continue north past the D6-2 intersection with the white-blazed Skyline Trail, which makes for an alternative and more challenging option to get up or down from Wright's Tower.
A few hundred feet further, the path bends to the right (east/southeast) to continue the gradual, final climb to the top of Pine Hill. From Wright's Tower, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the area. The close proximity to Rte 93 punctuates what makes this area so special and the dramatic contrast between the constant churn of commuters and the quiet solitude found in the woods.
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Land Manager: MA DCR - Middlesex Fells Reservation